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#3 - Koufax & 1964 Topps


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Is he smiling?  Is he irritated?  Can't tell.  1964 Topps loved Mr. Koufax, and I will show you all of the cards that he was featured in.  1964 Topps was a pretty boring design.  The closeup shot of Sandy here makes up for it.  

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Of course he would get top billing on this card with a 1.88 ERA in 1963.  In case you did not know, Koufax was the 1963 MVP, CY Young winner, and World Series MVP.  Sandy had 11 shoutouts and a no-hitter against the Giants that year.  WAR of 10.8!    

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This card was haunting my dreams because I wanted it so bad for so many years.  3 HOF on the same card? Jackpot.  You only see this card in PSA 8 condition once or twice a year on ebay.  Finally I bought this card within the last year.  I have seen so many that were poorly centered and this card is in pretty good shape.  

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So who is this Maloney guy anyways?  He was all over the league leader cards with Sandy and Don in the early 60's.

I am assuming he got hurt in 1970.  He had quite a nice run. 

 

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This is the first Koufax card I ever bought.  This card does not cost as much as the regular versions, and I just had to have a Koufax when I started the collection.  Although 15 K's is not the record today, it is such an amazing feat to witness that in a World Series game.  

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One of my favorite cards.  The picture looks like the mob is breaking his right arm and he is screaming in pain.  

 

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