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Sandy Koufax Single Signed Baseball and Golf Ball Pair

Lot Number 880

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What do ballplayers do after they retire? Play golf. What do perfectionist pitchers do? In the case of Sandy Koufax, attempt to master the game. According to a 1999 Sports Illustrated article, "It wasn't enough that he play golf, he wanted to be good enough to win amateur tournaments. Koufax was working on the engine of a tractor one day when a thought came to him about a certain kind of grip for a golf club. He dropped his tools, dashed into his machine shop, fiddled with a club and then raced off to the [driving] range. He was still wearing dungaree shorts and a grease-splattered shirt when he arrived...Koufax diligently whittled his handicap to a six and entered the 1973 Maine State Amateur. He advanced to the championship flights by draining a 30-foot putt on the 18th hole." The offered golf ball is a Pinnacle "Wannamoisett Country Club" example in NM condition with a "7-8" signature. Its larger seamed counterpart is a creamy ONL (Coleman) with an "8" sweet-spot signature. Auction LOA from JSA.

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