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    1963 World Series Game Four Used Baseball Signed by Koufax, Drysdale. They were one-and-six in Fall Classic competition against the New York Yankees while in Brooklyn, but the Dodgers made it two in a row in Los Angeles in 1963, humiliating their former tormentors in straight sets. This ONL (Giles) sphere saw action in the Game Four finale at Chavez Ravine, with Sandy Koufax besting fellow Hall of Fame southpaw Whitey Ford. Koufax signs the sweet spot, with Walt Alston, Don Drysdale and 1955 World Series hero Johnny Podres on a side panel. Two other panels are notated, "Final Game of World Series, Dodgers 2 Yanke (sic) 1, 10/6/63," and "1-2-3-4 SWEEP" respectively. The inscription is in an unknown hand. Letter of provenance from Bruce Schworck. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.


    The Ernie Schworck Collection


    With a camera around his neck and a spirit of adventure in his heart, renowned photographer Ernie Schworck spent three decades in the employment of United Press International (UPI), aiming his lens at the most famous figures of twentieth century sport and politics. The collection that follows focuses primarily on the former, Schworck's Los Angeles residency making him a familiar face at Dodger Stadium and Anaheim Stadium. He's best remembered for his creation of some of the most famous photographs of legendary southpaw Sandy Koufax ever captured, images that he populated with hand-notated game used balls that served as living captions for no-hitters, World Series victories and other historic achievements. Schworck wisely retained many of these baseballs for his personal collection, and they make their hobby debut in the lots that follow. Several are accompanied by the photos for which they were created, and all include a letter of provenance from the Schworck family.



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