Monday, April 27, 2009

Heritage Galleries: Koufax Game-Used Glove

How would you like to have a actual game worn glove from Sandy Koufax. Well, this past weekend a real glove with excellent provenance sold at Heritage Auctions on Saturday.
It sold for $107,550.00 (including a 19.5% Buyer's Premium).
The 1966 glove was consigned by the son of former Major League Baseball umpire. Doug Harvey. In June Leavy's biography 'Sandy Koufax, a Lefty's Legacy', Harvey recounted the story of how Koufax came to give him the glove. Harvey was sharing a drink with Koufax at a Milwaukee hotel bar one night when Koufax inadvertently left behind a personalized lighter given to him to commemorate the Dodgers' latest World Series visit. Harvey later returned it to Koufax, who – as a token of appreciation – gave him the game used glove. It is inscribed: “To Doug, With very best wishes, Sandy Koufax.”
Wow. Based on that there is no doubt this is the real thing.

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