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Lot # 136: 1960s Los Angeles Dodgers Autographs w/Sandy Koufax

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Presented is a 1960s group of 10 Los Angeles Dodgers autographs, including the signature of Hall of Fame left-hander Sandy Koufax, one of the greatest pitchers of all time. The autographs are on a postcard and a cut from a newspaper. 1) The unmailed postcard depicts the Garden Court at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, most likely the hotel where the Dodgers were staying on a road trip to San Francisco. On the reverse side of the picture on the postcard are six Dodger autographs: Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame manager Walt Alston, Hall of Fame right-hander Don Drysdale, first baseman/outfielder Ron Fairly, and one unidentified signature. The card's identifiable signatures are in blue ballpoint pen and average 8/10. The card does have a number of small pieces of clear tape on the picture side, most likely from the postcard being fastened to an album. There are two tiny areas of paper loss on the picture side of the postcard. The card shows a slight fading from the passage of time. 2) The other signatures are cut from a 1960s section of the San Francisco News Call Bulletin. The cut is irregularly shaped and approximately 4x5.2" at its largest. Signatures on this cut: Hall of Fame shortstop Maury Wills, infielder Jim Gilliam, Alston, and Drysdale. The signatures are in blue ballpoint and average 7 or 8/10. In quite a number of games during the 1960s, the Dodgers offense consisted mainly of Maury Wills, who became for a time the all-time Major League career base stealer, getting on base and somehow, with a steal thrown in, coming around to score while Koufax or Drysdale threw a shutout. All of this low-scoring baseball was directed by manager Walt Alston, so this small autograph set, with the signatures of Koufax, Drysdale (2), Maury Wills, and Alston (2) contains the very essence of those terrific Dodgers teams, squads who won pennants in 1963, '65, and '66, and the World Series in 1963 and '65.

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