Sandy Koufax

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Pride is always something that has been synonymous with Sandy Koufax throughout his career and life. His signature reflects that. From his early years as a Dodger to the present day, Koufax's signature is handsome and legible. Though his signature has become less precise from what it was in the 1960s and 1970s, it is still a gorgeous creation.

Throughout his career and during his post-baseball life, Koufax was very obliging to autograph seekers via the mail and in person. But now, thanks to some very smart marketing, Koufax's signature has become a hot commodity. Koufax's signature is now very limited and he signs autographs only once a year, all done during a private signing. Koufax single-signed baseballs command a serious price in the marketplace and are in great demand.

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Sanford “Sandy” Koufax (December 30, 1935-) was one of the most dominant pitcher in the 1950s and ‘60s and perhaps history. From 1955-1966, Sandy Koufax starred for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers winning the National League’s Triple Crown for pitching three times in a span of four years (1963, 1965, 1966). His overpowering fastball and amazing command of his pitches helped him become the first pitcher in history to throw four no-hitters including one perfect game. He was a seven-time All-Star, four-time World Series Champion (1955, 1959, 1963, 1965), was three time winner of the coveted Cy Young Award (1963, 1965, 1966) and was the National League’s Most Valuable player in 1963. Koufax’s splendid career was cut short due to arthritis limiting him to 12 seasons, but his impact on the game is timeless. Sandy Koufax retired with a record of 165-87 with 2,396 strikeouts and a 2.76 earned run average. Koufax continued to cover baseball as a broadcaster for NBC. Sanford “Sandy” Koufax was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.