The most popular sports magazine of the last sixty years is Sports Illustrated. Covering the great wide world of sports, this long-running publication keeps devoted readers coming back for more with timely articles, gripping photography and an enticing annual “swimsuit” edition. H&S is pleased to offer the spectacular Wyllie collection of graded SI magazines (all newsstand editions without address labels). Certainly one of the finest certified SI accumulations known, this well-heeled collection is being offered in our current auction in (36) individual lots, that include all (4) of the 1954-1955 issues with baseball card inserts, as well as many other key issues that rank among the most sought after in the SI run, such as major star athlete appearances, known rarities, highest graded examples and a good number of specimens form the “Dark Print Era”. Please see our Multi-Sport/Publications category to view all listed SI issues.
A major find for serious Sports Illustrated collectors, this 7/3/67 issue ranks as the 4th hardest to find in the magazine’s sixty-four year run. Also considered tough for dating to SI’s “Dark Era Print” period, this major key issue marks the first cover appearance of the immortal Roberto Clemente in SI history. Significance rises another notch with a CGC Universal Grade of (6.5) and a Census population rank as “1/1” at this level, with three higher. Label notations include “v27, #1; White Pages; Roberto Clemente cover”.