1965 Sandy Koufax Vintage Original Photo, LA Dodgers. Type I PSA
Type: PSA Type I
Genre: Original Photograph
Image Date: September 18, 1965
Issue Date: September, 1965
Subject: Sandy Koufax
Size: a. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax is easily the hobby’s most collected and sought after Golden Age pitcher – from autographs, cards, and in this case, original photos.
Offered here is an Original Type I Photograph of the Dodger lefty taken at Dodger Stadium in the 1960’s. The 7.5in x 9.5 in. zoomed in action-shot perfectly captures Koufax’s concentration and intensity as he approaches home plate. Notice how low his body is, especially his left hand, with the baseball nearly touching the dirt.
Despite a relatively short career (1955-1966), Koufax proved to be one of the most dominant pitchers the game has ever seen. In that time period from when this photo was taken and issued (1960-66), Koufax was named National League MVP in 1963, won three Cy Young Awards (1963, 65, 66), and two World Series Titles in 1963 and ’65 (W.S. MVP in both).
A Type 1 photo is a first generation photograph, developed from the original negative during the period. They are the most desirable and valuable of the four photograph types because of their clarity, vintage, and originality.
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