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Lot #9390
1954 Des Moines Register: Sandy Koufax Signs with Dodgers

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Estimate: $200+
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Sports section from The Des Moines Register of December 14, 1954, 8 pages, 15.5 x 23.5, with an early image of Koufax under the headline "$20,000 Dodger," and a blurb below: "Sandy Koufax, 18, University of Cincinnati pitching star from Brooklyn, N. Y., reportedly is ready to sign a $20,000 bonus contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Last year as a frosh he won three and lost one but struck out 51 in 32 innings." In fine condition, with light toning and edge chipping. While the saving of this newspaper may be shrouded in mystery, due to a void in major events on the dates that this paper would have covered, Koufax collectors should be happy to add this rare artifact.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports Auction
  • Dates: #528 - Ended June 21, 2018