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    1958 Bell Brand Potato Chips Sandy Koufax PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop Two, Two Higher. In 1958, "Dem Bums" in Brooklyn pulled up stakes and moved out west, breaking thousands of hearts along the way. Historically it was nothing short of a monumental event. Brooklyn was home to a professional baseball team dating back to 1884. Few teams had a more passionate and intimate relationship with their fans. The players didn't just arrive at the stadium for games and go home. Some lived right in the area giving fans the chance to meet and connect with players at a local restaurant or store in addition to the baseball diamond. Once in sunny California, the marketing blitz began with local businesses promoting their products while showcasing the newly transplanted baseball squad and their distinctive new "LA" logo. Naturally, trading cards were an ideal media to introduce young snackers their new Dodgers heroes. One such firm was Bell Brand Potato Chips who issued four annual sets beginning with the first year the Dodgers were in Los Angeles - 1958. The 10-card set is the most scarce edition in the Bell Brand library.

    Sandy Koufax had an arm like a cannon. In 1958, Koufax would go 11-11 with his best years still in front of him. Offered is one of the finest examples of his 1958 Bell Brand entry that has been graded PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. Quite the feat considering these cards were printed on very thin stock which seem to attract wrinkling and creasing. Centering is about as perfect as one could hope for and corners are all Mint or "Minty." This copy bares no signs of every being handled let alone witness to a bag of potato chips. One of just two in NM-MT+ with two rated higher.


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