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Full Ticket From Sandy Koufax's First No-Hitter
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,666
During the first three months of the Mets' 1962 inaugural season, Mets manager Casey Stengel probably thought he had seen everything. Not quite. Having just lost fourteen of their last eighteen games, and with a record of 20-52, the Mets took the field at Dodgers Stadium on June 30th to face Sandy Koufax in what would be the low point of their season (which is really saying something for the 1962 Mets). Stengel probably had a bad feeling when Koufax struck out the first three Mets' batters on nine pitches. It was only the tip of the iceberg. Koufax proceeded to strike out thirteen batters en route to the first no hitter of his career. Offered here is a rare souvenir from that historic game: a full ticket stub that has been encapsulated and labeled "Authentic" by PSA. Because the Mets were in town, only 29,797 fans were in attendance to witness Koufax's epic feat. But one fan's loss at witnessing history has now turned into one collector's gain. This is the first full ticket from Koufax's first no hitter we have ever offered or even seen, and it remains an exceptional example. Aside from what appears to be a very slight paper-clip impression near the center and a tiny hint of corner wear in the upper left on the reverse, the ticket is in Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,666
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