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Thanks in small part to his proximity to the show business power center when he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hall of Fame lefthander Sandy Koufax was one of the most popular figures in Major League Baseball during the early 1960s. Hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding years from 1961 to 1966, before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. He was an All-Star for six seasons and was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1963. He won three Cy Young Awards in 1963, 1965, and 1966, by unanimous votes, making him the first three-time Cy Young winner in baseball history. He was also the World Series MVP twice, when the Dodgers won the World Series in 1963 and 1965.

Offered is an original illustration used in local newspaper advertising, featuring a stylized drawing of Koufax in mid-windup promoting “World Series Channel 4 CBS Television.” The unsigned illustration is in black ink on white paper with gray wash on the Koufax figure. The illustration is on 11 x 14 ½-inch card stock and has orange/brown glue residue stains on the back. It is interesting to note that during the late 1950s and through the 1970s, the national broadcast rights to the World Series were exclusive to the NBC Television Network, indicating that this advertisement was used in a local market without an NBC affiliate, leading to the CBS affiliate that may have carried the national NBC World Series “feed”.

1960s Sandy Koufax CBS Television World Series Advertisitng 12 X 14 Original Art
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $307.50
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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