About me and my collection
Although I had been living back east for the last 35 years, I was born in L.A. and bred a Dodger fan, and still bleed Dodger blue. I did get to see a fair number of Dodger games in person, because my uncle and grandfather had season tickets, however, I didn’t get to very many games when Sandy Koufax was scheduled to pitch since those tickets were always grabbed by the adults. I did get to listen to Vin Scully and Jerry Dogget call the games on the radio. It was always amazing to listen to the games when Koufax was pitching because our expectation level was so high, and we always thought that this could be a game when he threw another no-hitter or another shut-out. You could actually hear the crowd’s reaction over the radio, like an eerie silence, when (and if) the other team got its first hit or scored its first run. While I was a fan of the whole team, the games involving Sandy Koufax stick in my memory more than any other, so when I began to collect baseball memorabilia about 20 years ago, I decided to focus my collection around items pertaining to Sandy Koufax.