1962 Sandy Koufax "Pitches First No-Hitter" Original Type I Joel Schrank United Press International Photo - Measures Approx. 7" x 9" - PSA Type I Encapsulation
"Trying to hit Sandy Koufax's fastball is like trying to eat soup with a fork! - Hall of Famer Willie Stargell
No truer words were ever spoken for in a five-year span (1962 thru 1966), Hall of Fame southpaw Sandy Koufax won 111 games, struck out 1,444 batters (289 per season) and compiled a microscopic 1.95 E.R.A while tossing an incredible four no-hitters! Those imposing statistics are a fitting testament to his arguable stature as our National Pastime's greatest "peak-value" pitcher who ever toed a rubber.
This brilliant 1962 United Press International 7" x 9" Photo portrays the majestic Koufax releasing one of his overpowering pitches during the first of his four no-hitters on June 30, 1962 against the overmatched N.Y. Mets at Dodger Stadium. Koufax would strike out 13 batters that magical day as the Dodgers bested the Metropolitans by a 5-0 score, and you can literally feel Sandy's intensity as he unleashes one of his virtual un-hittable pitches.
Crystal clear clarity, fine centering, snow-white borders and no obtrusive surface creases and/or flaws complete a magnificent front side image, with the verso revealing the United Press International credit stamp and ayellow tag written by Joel Schrank relating to Sandy's 'No-No". A classic tribute to Koufax's unparalleled mound dominance, it effectively turns back the clock to the moment when this fire-balling southpaw was embarking on his unprecedented supremacy versus Major League hitters! - PSA Type I Encapsulation
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