March 2009 Auction
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Up for grabs is a scintillating PSA 9 MINT example of Sandy's iconic second-year Topps issue. Precisely centered with impeccably sharp MINT to GEM MINT corners and edges around a clean enough surface to pass scrutiny at PSA for the hallowed mark of MINT. Pictured in the infancy of his tragically short career, the then 20 year-old southpaw was a product of the "bonus baby" rule in effect at the time, which required the Dodgers to keep Koufax on their roster rather than unleash him in the minors. He saw little action early on, but the education he received as a member of the famous '55 and '56 Brooklyn teams would later establish him as one of the most dominant pitchers the game would ever see.
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