Sandy Koufax (1955 – Topps #123)

Sanford “Sandy” Koufax was a rookie in 1955, so I don’t have his autograph on my “Jackie Robinson” baseball!  That is the only negative thing I can think of to say about Sandy. The 3-time Cy Young Award winner as the best pitcher in baseball, 1963, ’65 and ’66.(back in the days when there was only 1 Award for BOTH leagues) and 1963 National League MVP was practically unhittable from 1961 through 1966, pitching for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. He was also well known for refusing to pitch in the World Series on the Jewish  Holiday of Yom Kippur.  Sandy pitched 4 no-hitters, including a perfect game and had more career strikeouts (2,396) than innings pitched.  He retired after the 1966 campaign, at only 30 years of age, and was the youngest player ever inducted to baseball’s Hall Of Fame”(1972)  It is my opinion that Sandy Koufax was the best left-handed pitcher baseball has ever seen.Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps #123

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One response to “Sandy Koufax (1955 – Topps #123)

  1. You sure have the most sought after cards that anyone could have! I agree with everything you said as he was like a sure winner every time he took the mound! Hope your cards are in pretty good condition as these as the BEST! I like looking at these cards as it brings back so many memories like when we took the train from Rochester to NYC to watch the Yankees play one weekend and we were only about 14. It has been so long ago, I don’t recall how old we were. It would not be “SAFE” to do that in 2014 alone like we did now! That was when we went to your relatives after the game if I recall correctly and had a “BLAST!” Best days of my life! PG 11/4/14 Thanx

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