With the sheer volume of cards released every year, it can be tough for Jewish baseball card collectors to know what Jewish Major Leaguers have cards in newly issued sets.
According to CardboardConnection.com, the set includes a 15-card "A Legend Retires" subset. Cards are numbered SK-1 through SK-15. They are available exclusively in product sold at Walmart. A search on Walmart.com shows no product available. As such, I'm assuming the cards are available only in card packs purchased in-store.
The checklist for the Koufax special inserts is as follows:
- SK-1 Sandy Notches Shutout at 19
- SK-2 Teenage Whitewash
- SK-3 "Student-Athlete"
- SK-4 Koufax Proves He Belongs
- SK-5 Sandy Isn't Rusty
- SK-6 18 Go Down on Strikes
- SK-7 Matty's Mark Falls
- SK-8 Mets' Can't Muster a Hit
- SK-9 Sandy Slays the Giants
- SK-10 Sandy Pitches L.A. to Title
- SK-11 Practically Perfect in Philly
- SK-12 Absolute Perfection
- SK-13 Koufax Sets Season K Mark
- SK-14 Twins Tamed by Koufax
- SK-15 One for the Ages
The Walmart inserts are selling for a few dollars a piece, and in lots with prices exceeding $10 a group, on eBay.
In addition to the "Legend Reitres" subset, Koufax is featured on nearly a dozen other cards that are part of the 2015 Topps Heritage product. These include:
- Card BF-10 Sandy Koufax – Los Angeles Dodgers, the last in the 10-card "Baseball Flashbacks" inserts.
- ROA-SK Sandy Koufax – Los Angeles Dodgers, a "Real One Autographs" card. The limited edition redemption cards are going for $800 or more on eBay!
- Five different "Then & Now" cards, pairing the Hall of Fame lefty with current pitchers Clayton Kershaw (TAN-6 and TAN-8), David Price (TAN-7 and TAN-9) and Adam Wainwright (TAN-10). These cards are interesting, but only Kershaw belongs in the same breath as Koufax, let alone the same cardboard, in my opinion.
Do you have any of the 2015 Topps Heritage Sandy Koufax cards in your Jewish baseball collection? Will you be going to Walmart (or eBay) to buy any? Do you have any to sell or trade?
Let fellow Jewish baseball card collectors know by commenting below.