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Sandy koufax 1963 no-hitter game worn spalding frank bolling model 42-212 glove
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"If there was ever a better pitcher, it was before my time," Dodger manager Walter Alston said of Koufax. Southpaw Sandy Koufax earned a place among baseball's greatest pitchers with his major league dominating performance between 1962 and 1966. During that span, he won 111 games and lost 34, led the league in ERA each season, paced the NL in strikeouts (1963, 1965, and 1966) and shutouts (three times), and pitched four no-hitters, including a perfect game in 1965.  At the height of his career in 1963, Koufax won his first Cy Young Award and was named the NL's Most Valuable Player and the Associated Press Male Athlete Of The Year, all while leading the Dodgers to a World Championship. Perhaps Koufax’s greatest performance from his greatest season came on May 11, 1963. In a masterful outing he baffled the visiting Giants at Dodger Stadium pitching his second career no-hitter in the 8–0 victory.  There to capture the moment, as he was for nearly 50 years, was legendary sports photographer Herb Scharfman. In his prolific career, Scharfman shot some of the most poignant images in sports for the Intenational News Photo agency, Sports Illustrated, and also served as the longtime Dodgers team photographer. During their time together with the Dodgers, Scharfman formed a deep and lasting friendship with Sandy Koufax that is well documented. As a token of that friendship, Koufax presented Scarfman with this game used glove from his no-hitter, in the Dodgers locker room immediately following the game.   The glove is a Spalding Frank Bolling model 42-212. Koufax’s uniform number “32" is written on the thumb and pinky in vintage marker. A faint Koufax signature is also visible on the pinky, covered by a clear protective coating. Its impeccable provenance includes numerous photographs, including one of Koufax on the mound during the May 11, 1963 no-hitter, showing him wearing this very glove with the scoreboard visible in the background. A separate posed photograph of Koufax wearing the glove is detailed enough to match the model number and markings in the palm. For the past several years the glove has been prominently displayed at Dodger Stadium where it has been admired by millions of fans. Accompanying the glove are copies of the aforementioned photos, photos of the glove on display, as well as a detailed two-page handwritten letter of provenance from Herb Scharfman’s daughter, Loretta Scharfman. LOA’s: Loretta Scharfman, SCD Authentic, PSA/DNA, Mike Gutierrez.
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*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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