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    1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123 Rookie PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. Only Warren Spahn retired more batters on strikes with his left arm than this man, a remarkable statistic when considering the brevity of Koufax' Hall of Fame career. But what his service to Major League Baseball lacked in duration, it more than made up for with achievement. When elbow arthritis drove the Dodgers legend from the sport at the tender age of thirty, he had already earned four World Championship rings, three Cy Young Awards, two World Series MVP Awards and the adoration of millions of Jewish baseball fans worldwide who had not been supplied an athletic standard-bearer of such quality since the retirement of Hank Greenberg.

    No card from the entirety of the 1955 Topps issue has seen as many submissions for PSA encapsulation, with over 7,000 appearing in the population report at the time of this writing. But the upper reaches of the rankings thin out considerably, with just sixteen assessed at NM-MT+ 8.5 level, and only twenty-six superior, placing this specimen firmly in the top one percent of known representations.

    It's easy to see why this example finds itself in such limited company, as color, registration and gloss are all masterfully orchestrated, and sharp corners and clean surfaces trumpet a stunning absence of wear. A glorious tribute to the superstar southpaw.


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