SCP Auctions to sell the Don Drysdale baseball memorabilia collection
The forthcoming SCP Auctions Spring Sale will include the personal memorabilia collection of the late Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale.
Drysdale spent his entire professional career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, winning three World Series championships and the coveted Cy Young Award in 1962.
He formed one of the most formidable pitching duos in baseball history alongside Sandy Koufax, and set a Major League record by pitching 58 2⁄3 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968.
Following his sporting career Drysdale became a popular broadcaster, covering baseball and other sports for ABC and hosting his own nationally syndicated radio show. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, and passed away in 1993 at the age of just 56.
“We feel honored to have been chosen by the Drysdale family to bring this extraordinary collection to auction,” said SCP Auctions President David Kohler. “Don was among the most accomplished and revered pitchers in Major League Baseball history and his impressive assemblage of awards and accolades speaks volumes as to his winning ways out on the mound.”
The collection will feature more than 200 lots, spanning Drysdale's entire career from his 1954 senior year at Van Nuys High School to his last days with the Dodgers.
Amongst the awards on offer are Drysdale's 1963 and ’65 World Series championship rings, his 1956 National League championship ring, and his 1962 MLB Cy Young Award.
The collection also includes several game-worn Dodger uniforms, from his 1956 rookie season in Brooklyn to his final games in Los Angeles in 1969, and the game-used baseball from his record breaking game in 1968, used during the final inning of his 58 2⁄3 inning scoreless streak.
The Don Drysdale Collection will cross the online auction block on Wednesday, April 6.
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