February 2019 Winter Premium Auction
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax's 1962-65 Jay Publishing Type 2 photo came in three variations. Challenging to find, these three 5" by 7" collectibles of the Hall of Fame lefty have been uncovered in PSA 9 graded mint condition just a single time each. Printed on a thin paper stock similar to magazine or newspaper pages, and available in either a semi-glossy or matte finish, these "cards" are highly susceptible to damage—especially surface indentations—due to their inherently delicate composition. Over the last few years, Small Traditions has been privileged to broker a number of high-end examples of these premium-sized photo cards, many of which we believe were previously untouched by human hands since the day they were mailed from the Jay Publishing Company to their original owner.

Offered here is the one-and-only PSA Mint 9 example of Koufax's "Portrait Pose to Chest — Smiling" Jay Publishing Type 2 photo card, arguably the finest copy from this set we've handled to date. This specimen features a perfectly-registered and well-centered black and white photograph portrait of the iconic Dodgers hurler, and exhibits flawless surfaces, clean edges, and sharp corners. It is truly a vintage masterpiece, beautiful for its simplicity and simply beautiful. Koufax PSA set registrants take notice: if you want to kick your baseball card game up a notch, bringing this one home will earn you a well-deserved golden stripe.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,226
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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