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    1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123 GAI Mint+ 9.5. The mighty Brooklyn Dodgers pantheon -- while unknowingly getting ready to finally claim a long-awaited World Championship -- prepared to add a new member in 1955. A youthful but deceptively innocent-looking pitcher, Sandy Koufax -- seen here in his rookie-card appearance -- stood ready to join such heroes as Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges, and the team's fortunes would change forever. So, too, did the collecting hobby, as the debut-year collectible of Koufax has never relinquished its status as one of the most visually captivating gum cards ever made.

    Few observers ever expected that this smiling phenom, fresh out of college as his card's design was being contemplated, would someday become a pitching powerhouse and the sport's first three-time Cy Young Award winner, or that he would figure in three victorious World Series matchups -- all within an abruptly concluded ten-year career. The odds against such a thing occurring are prohibitive, much like the chances, say, of coming across a Sandy Koufax rookie that's quite literally "better than Mint" in its construction and preservation. This paragon example displays pinpoint corners, an intact, shimmering layer of surface gloss, and stunning, "pack fresh" attributes throughout. A beyond-elite specimen! Ex-Dmitri Young Collection.


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