Summer Premium Live and Catalog Auction

Lot #22: 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie Card – SGC 96 MINT 9


     Graded 96 MINT 9 by SGC. Hall of Famer. This is one of a mere seven examples at its tier (with none graded higher) among a total of more than 1,100 copies recorded in SGC's census reporting. Sandy Koufax is one of baseball's most intriguing and respected figures. His level of ability on the mound secured his permanent placement in Cooperstown, and his gentlemanly bearing earned a special place for him in fans' hearts. Koufax was the premier hurler of his time, and all of his achievements were fulfilled in quiet dignity. Offered here is the rookie card of this pitcher whose name became synonymous with excellence and domination, and who accomplished such great things at an early age. (Koufax retired in his prime and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 – before he turned 40). This piece is an incredibly sharp and desirable memento of the then 20-year-old future phenomenon. The collectible will satisfy, even exhilarate, the most discriminating enthusiast. Snow-white borders, in ideal proportion, frame the item's flawless image. The card's surface appears uncirculated, with pristine, uninterrupted gloss. The corners present as sharp and never-touched, even under magnification. Every serious baseball card collection should include a high-grade Koufax rookie, and this specimen is easily among the small elite of truly stunning examples known to exist. Superb Mint condition.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$96,000
Minimum Bid:$10,000
Number of Bids:15