Collectors searching for a piece of baseball history should look no further than the forthcoming spring sale at SCP Auctions.
As we’ve previously reported, the sale will be led by a remarkable document regarded as the "Magna Carta of baseball" – a handwritten set of rules dating from 1857 which helped shape the modern game.
And for Dodgers fans, the sale brings the chance to acquire items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale.
But they’re by no means the only major lots on offer, as the sale features a treasure trove of items from some of baseball’s biggest names.
Amongst the leading lots is a Sandy Koufax autographed game worn home jersey, described as "one of the most historically significant Brooklyn Dodger jerseys ever offered for sale". The jersey was worn by Koufax during his second season with the Dodgers, as he continued his development into the greatest pitcher of his generation, and bears his crisp signature on the front.
As the hobby’s only fully authenticated, original, unaltered home jersey worn by Koufax at Ebbets Field, it could be set to match the value of his rookie season road jersey, which sold at auction recently for more than $570,000.
Relics from the early years of the 20th century will include a baseball signed by 19 players including Shoeless Joe Jackson in his rookie season, following the famous Addie Joss benefit game in 1911; and a game-worn Charles Albert ‘Chief’ Bender game worn fielder’s glove, circa 1915.
Further standout lots include a Ty Cobb game used Louisville Slugger Professional model bat, circa 1923-25; a 1947 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals game worn road jersey; Duke Snider’s 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers National League Champions ring; and a Willie Mays signed & inscribed New York Giants game worn cap, circa 1954.
The SCP Auctions Spring Premier Sale takes place on April 16.