Lot # 75: 1960 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

Category: 1960-1969

Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier 2024 Auction",
which ran from 1/17/2024 9:00 AM to
2/3/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 75)
1960 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax PSA 9 MINT - Only One PSA Example Graded Higher!

KOUFAX BLAZER!!! This magnificent 1960 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax gem has only been bested by a single example, with nearly 6,000 PSA encapsulated copies only producing a single 10 GEM MINT specimen! Unlike this one graded higher offering, from 1963 to 1966, there wasn't a single pitcher who could match the sheer dominance exhibited by the immortal Sandy Koufax. Indeed, this virtually unhittable southpaw's blazing fastball and nose-to-toes curveball ultimately spearheaded Sandy in becoming the arguable finest peak-value pitcher in baseball history. Koufax would claim a miraculous three pitching Triple Crown titles in a four-year span (1963; '65; '66), and had it not been for a minor injury in 1964 costing him approximately 10-12 starts, it would have been an unprecedented four consecutive Triple Crowns. Two brilliant Koufax images include a large colored portrait as well as a classic black and white pitching pose that are both situated in a perfectly centered frame, with so many 1960 Topps subjects revealing off-positioning. Pristine surfaces, bright hues, and a razor-sharp perimeter are the final compliments for this highly coveted masterpiece that has stubbornly defied the past 63 years!

MIN BID $4,000


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