Sandy Koufax is one of the most beloved pitchers in baseball history. While his career was short, the Dodger legend's legacy is still felt in the hobby today. Sandy Koufax cards remain extremely popular. Autographs in particular have helped drive sales of contemporary sets. Yet even with all their pizzazz and high-end features, there's nothing quite like the originals. And collecting vintage Sandy Koufax cards is relatively straightforward.
Between 1955 and 1967, Topps released 29 different cards of the pitching great in their flagship sets alone. This includes several league leader and special cards that paired Koufax with other standouts of the era. Fleer came along with a contemporary set in 1963 as well. Collectors can also hunt for dozens of insert, test issue and oddball cards.
Collecting vintage Sandy Koufax cards can get pricey, especially for those who opt for high-grade cards graded by PSA, BVG, SGC and other reputable grading companies. However, bargains can be found for those not as concerned about condition. Subset and league leader cards also remain extremely affordable.
Vintage Sandy Koufax Cards - Baseball Card Timeline
The following is a visual timeline of mainstream of Sandy Koufax cards released during his playing career. Inserts, oddball cards and food issues are not included. Adding to your collection is easy. Click on the links below and shop for singles on eBay.
1961 Topps Sandy Koufax #49 National League Strikeout Leaders with Don Drysdale, Sam Jones and Ernie Broglio
1962 Topps Sandy Koufax #60 National League Strikeout Leaders with Stan Williams, Don Drysdale and Jim O'Toole
1963 Topps Sandy Koufax #5 National League ERA Leaders with Bob Shaw, Bob Purkey, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson
1963 Topps Sandy Koufax #9 National League Strikeout Leaders with Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Dick Farrell, Billy O'Dell
1963 Topps Sandy Koufax #412 Dodgers Big Three with Johnny Podres and Don Drysdale "Dodgers' Big Three"
1964 Topps Sandy Koufax #3 National League Pitching Leaders with Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, Jim Maloney
1967 Topps Sandy Koufax #236 National League Pitching Leaders with Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson, Gaylord Perry
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