1963 Fleer #42 Sandy Koufax PSA 10 GEM MINT
GEM MINT HOF DODGER!!! Synonymous with Koufax's arguable status as our National Pastime's greatest "peak" value pitcher comes along this finest PSA Gem Mint 10 1963 Fleer gem that shares the spotlight with a meager four other examples as the finest of its kind! From 1962 through 1966, Sandy Koufax dominated major league hitters as no other pitcher ever has, to the tune of 3 Cy Young awards, 4 no-hitters (including one perfect game!), 3 seasons with 25 or more wins, 3 seasons of sub-2.00 microscopic E.R.A.'s, and a southpaw single season record of 382 strikeouts. This justifies why cardboard enthusiasts scramble to collect his most prized cards, with this eclectic Fleer issue very popular with his avid followers. Remarkably, of the 1,600+ examples encapsulated by the esteemed PSA Grading Service, a meager five specimen have only managed to achieve sheer perfection.
Simply stated, the card's aesthetics are nothing short of miraculous. Coin collectors use the term "Proof" to categorize a coin that has never been handled by human hands and in appearance alone, this term can certainly be applied to this sparkling example. Let's start with the scintillating image portraying an awe-inspiring Koufax pitching pose as the southpaw delivers another one of his blazing fastballs. Sparkling hues include a radiant yellow diamond beneath the hallowed illustration, and the surface has remarkably retained its original gleaming quality. Breathtaking hues, the finest pinpoint corners imaginable, near-perfect centering and an immaculate verso complete this 55-year old gem that has stubbornly defied "father-time". The phrase "pack fresh" is synonymous with this pristine offering that stands as the perfect testament for Koufax's unfathomable exploits!
MIN BID $2,500