Sandy Koufax Gorgeous Signature on the Cover of “The Sporting News,” Jan. 8, 1966.
Lot 64. Sandy Koufax Gorgeous Signature on the Cover of “The Sporting News,” Jan. 8, 1966. Large, strong signature by Koufax extending 3 ½” across his image, mint 9 on a somewhat dark background. The cover of the issue, which is complete, focuses on Koufax as the athlete who “had no peer in the production of (sports) thrills in 1965.” Two corners of the publication, which is complete, have been clipped, and a third shows some rounding; otherwise, the tabloid has an ex to ex-m appearance. On the first ballot in 1972, Koufax was voted into the Hall of Fame with a 165-87 record, a .655 winning percentage (.733 from 1961-66), a 2.76 ERA (five ERA titles from 1961-66), four strikeout titles and four no-hitters, including a perfect game. “TSN” listed him 26th on its 1998 list of “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players.” PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $92.