His comet-like career ended too soon, but the Hall of Fame lefty is still popular, four decades after his last pitch.
Upper Deck and Harlan J. Werner have reached an exclusive partnership with MLB Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax for autographed memorabilia and trading cards.
UDA will produce limited autographed baseballs, authentic MLB pitching rubbers, signed replicas of the 1963 Sports Illustrated cover of Koufax, framed photos including a dual signed photo with Nolan and several unique high-end shadow box display pieces. Koufax will also be included in Upper Deck’s super premium baseball card brands such as UD Premier Baseball.
“Sandy looks forward to working with Upper Deck Authenticated and bringing his fans and baseball enthusiasts top-notch memorabilia,” commented Werner, President and CEO of Sports Placement Services. “The quality of the product that Upper Deck produces and the vision of founder Richard McWilliam were the main factor in choosing to partner with the Upper Deck.”
“Our partnership with Sandy Koufax allows us to bring baseball fans and collectors closer to the Hall of Fame player and to own memorabilia with historical significance,” said Tim Muret, Vice President of Upper Deck Authenticated. “Sandy’s career was truly amazing and it is our mission to create the same level of excitement and feeling with his Upper Deck Authenticated pieces as he did during his playing days.”
As great as the Brooklyn-born lefty was for the Dodgers during the regular season, he had a knack for stepping up his game in the postseason plaudits as he was named World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965. In the ‘63 Fall Classic, Los Angeles swept the Yankees with Koufax registering a pair of complete-game victories while allowing only three runs against a lineup that included Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.