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

Offered is Dick Perez's personal copy of August 16, 1954 first issue of Sports Illustrated. The magazine is accompanied by its orignial pictorial envelope. The Topps card foldout remains intact, as well. The magazine measures 8 ½ x 11 ½ inches and presents with minor fold lines on front and back cover. Excellent to Mint condition. The envelope presents with moderate toning and wear with small tears to the envelope flap. Excellent condition.

Dick Perez Talks About His Personal Baseball Magazine Collection - An Artist's Inspiration

By and large, my baseball art is characteristically historical and therefore dependent on using vintage photographs. My digital photo collection contains close to 10,000 baseball photos and a few thousand covering other sports. My sources were from hundreds of baseball books and books on other sports, Baseball Hall of Fame files, videos, team files, the internet, card companies, and sports magazines. 

The images from the many baseball/sports magazines are the ones I treasure the most. Many of the photos in these publications were reproduced one-time only and therefore never seen again. That is until I used them to create my narratives, poses, action scenes, and portraits. I would extract different segments from different photos to create one image the viewer had never seen before. 

My only regret in giving up these magazines is that I didn’t read more published articles. They are vital to American sports history. 

Dick Perez

1954 <em>Sports Illustrated</em> First Issue with Original Pictorial Mailing Envelope – Dick Perez Collection
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Minimum Bid: $150
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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