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    1966 World Series Game Two Used Baseball--Sandy Koufax' Last Game. A bit of detective work revealed the story of the presented ONL (Giles) ball, one that was used at Chavez Ravine where Hall of Fame pitchers Jim Palmer and Sandy Koufax faced off in the second game of the 1966 World Series. The National League Cy Young winner surrendered just one earned run in six innings of work, but multiple errors made it a four to nothing deficit for Koufax as he stepped off a Major League mound for the last time on October 6, 1966. But clearly this was a souvenir for the victors, with 9/10 blue ink autographs from Palmer and Orioles manager Hank Bauer joining handwritten text reading, "2 to Go" and "[blank] 6, Dodgers 0." Solid use evident. Letter of provenance from Bruck Schworck. Full LOA from 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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