Salvino figurine signed by HOF Don Drysdale (deceased)


Don Drysdale died at a relatively early age, 56. Just four years before, he had signed 200 of these great-looking Salvino figures. This is an artist’s proof statue.


We are not just talking collectible, here. We are talking about the finest collectible we’ve ever shown. Every collector knows the Salvino name. It has always meant quality. Salvino produced many similar figurines, many of which can go for about $100.

However, this is no ordinary Salvino. This is a hand-signed, artist’s proof edition, cold-cast figurine of “Double-D” limited to just 200 worldwide. The figure was commissioned in 1989, five years after Drysdale was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and four years before his untimely death in 1993 of a heart attack at age 56.

Drysdale put fear in the hearts of National League batters for 14 seasons. He struck out more than 2,500 hitters, including 36 in just 39-2/3 World Series innings. He had a lifetime 2.95 earned run average both in regular season and in World Series play.

Teaming with Sandy Koufax in the early-to-mid-’60s, Drysdale was part of the best pitching staff in baseball. Big No. 53 was the Cy Young Award winner in 1962, when he went 25-9 with 19 complete games — and even one save! That season, he led the league in strikeouts, shutouts, innings pitched (over 300!) and games started. He was named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year and the Major League Player of the Year.

Why did Drysdale scare hitters much the way Randy Johnson did in his prime? Statistics tell the story: the 8-time All-Star led the league in hit batsmen five times!

By owning one of just 200 of these signed Salvino pieces, you have an incredible investment.


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