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1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax Rookie SGC NM/MT 88

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Magnificent high-grade example of Sandy Koufax's rookie card. Only eight examples have ever been graded higher by SGC (five SGC NM-MT+ 92 and three SGC 96 MINT 96). This is one of the 1950s' most famous and noteworthy cards. The 1955 Topps Koufax rookie (#123) is also the most valuable card in that year's set after Roberto Clemente's rookie card in the high-number series. Bright, crisp, and clean, with four sharp corners, near-perfect centering, and flawless registration. Only a few printing specs in the yellow background, which is so common to this card, keep this gem from an even higher grade. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of Sandy Koufax's rookie card, one of the most popular and classic of all 1950s bubble-gum cards. The equivalent SMR value is $2,200. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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