April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

Offered is a single-owner collection of 243 early Sports Illustrated issues, the bulk of which are from the 1950s. The collection is highlighted by the fact that for the 1955, 1956 and 1957 it is only missing 10 issues! The collection includes:

1954: 3 issues, covers include Y.A. Tittle;

1955: 49 issues, covers include Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Ben Hogan, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra, Don Newcombe, Rocky Marciano;

1956: 51 issues, covers include Mickey Mantle (World Series Issue), Mickey Mantle (June 9 issue), Paul Hornung, Whitey Ford, Ernie Banks/Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle (All Star Game issue), Sam Snead, Floyd Patterson, Al Kaline, Billy Martin, Jean Beliveau;

1957: 45 issues, Stan Musial/Ted Williams (All Star Game issue), Hank Bauer, Eddie Arcaro, Clem Labine, Sugar Ray Robinson, Gordie Howe, Floyd Patterson;

1958: 30 Issues, covers include Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays/Stan Musial/Ernie Banks (All Star Game issue), Willie Shoemaker, Floyd Patterson;

1959: 1 issue;

1961: 22 issues, covers include Gary Player, Floyd Patterson, Billy Casper;

1965: 2 issues, covers include Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath;

1972: 1 issue, Carlton Fisk; and 

1996: 37 issues, covers include Michael Jordan (4 issues), Magic Johnson, Michael Johnson (Olympic Gold Medalist), plus 1996 Swimsuit Issues and Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily issues 1-11.

Almost all still maintain their original mailing labels on the front cover. The collection presents with moderate wear from storage, with the expected distresses, but overall the damage is minimal. Several early issues still have the white paper snipe still attached. Excellent condition overall, with some lesser, certainly, but with many nicer, as well.

1954-1961 <em>Sports Illustrated</em> Collection of 243 Issues
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium: $575
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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