1955-1980 Sandy Koufax News Photo Collection (89)

Sold For: $1,422

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1083

Item Year: 1960

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This extremely substantial collection of eighty-nine Sandy Koufax news photos is comprised of seventy original photos and nineteen wire photos (where the caption is embedded in the photo) spanning the years 1955 through 1980. The overwhelming majority of the photos date between the years 1961 and 1966, with just three dating earlier and nine dating later (most of the later photos relate to his broadcast and coaching careers). All but nineteen of the photos capture Koufax in uniform, either on the field or in the clubhouse. Stampings on the backs of the seventy original photos indicate various news sources and photographers, including United Press International (25 photos), The Sporting News (11), David Sutton (8), Barney Stein (2), the Chicago Sun Times (3), and the Chicago Tribune (2). All of the nineteen wire photos were produced by either United Press International or the Associated Press. Photos measure either 8 x 10 inches (45) or 7 x 9 inches (42), with two slightly smaller. Despite the fact that these were working press photos, the vast majority are in Excellent condition overall, with minor editorial marks noted as the most common flaw. This is an outstanding advanced collection of Sandy Koufax news photos chronicling his decade of dominance during the 1960s. Also included are two additional photos of Koufax, one of which is a color snapshot and the other a second-generation news photo. Total: 91 photos (70 original photos, 19 wire photos, and two others). Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,422

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