1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Schaefer 3-d wall hanging
1964 Sandy Koufax Union Oil Banner
These large (36" x 80") canvas-like banners were displayed on poles outside Union 76 Oil gas stations in the Los Angeles area during 1964 to promote a Dodgers portrait giveaway program. Portraits of various Dodgers measuring 8 1/2" x 11" were painted in pastels by the famed artist Nicholas Anthony Volpe, then reprinted and distributed as promotions when a customer purchased at least eight gallons of gasoline. Each reprint distributed at the gas station shows a player in both uniform and formal attire, with biographical information and career stats (including their World Champion 1963 season) on the back. This particular banner features one of the greatest left handed pitchers in baseball history, Sandy Koufax. Most of these large promotion banners were discarded by the gas stations when the promotion ended, making these tremendous display pieces exceedingly rare.
1962 Post Cereal back panel with Koufax
1963 Post Cereal back panel with Koufax
1963 Unopened Jello Box
1963 Strike-out with Sandy Koufax game
Early 1960'S All-Star Players Watch featuring Koufax, Mantle, Mays, and Maris, with original box
Original Karl Hubenthal drawing of Sandy Koufax
Karl Hubenthal (1917–1998) was an American cartoonist who did both editorial and sports cartoons. He became the Los Angeles Examiner's full-time editorial cartoonist in 1956. With a newspaper career that spanned 47 years, Hubenthal won 25 Freedom Foundation medals, the National Headliners Award, the Helms Foundation medal, and received five Pulitzer Prize nominations. This cartoon of Sandy Koufax was published in The LA Herald Examiner July 27, 1962
Tropicana Motel Postcards
The Tropicana Motel in West Hollywood had a brush with celebrity even before it became a hangout for rock stars in the late ’60s and ’70s. Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax bought the inn—which was built in the 1940s and located at 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard—in 1962. He was the motel’s fourth owner. Pictured below are 2 of the postcards and matchbooks manufactured to advertise the motel during Koufax's ownership.
Early 1960's retail baseballs in original packages