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 from the “Dark Print Era”. Please see our Multi-Sport/Publications category to view all listed SI issues.
Relive the “Impossible Dream” with this 8/21/67 issue of Sports Illustrated. Seeking to break the “Curse of the Bambino”, Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox made a determined effort during the 1967 season, only to run into a brick wall named Bob Gibson in the World Series. Sox leader “Yaz” looks the part in making his SI front cover debut on the offered issue, which is graded 6.0 by CGC. Born in the “Dark Era Print” period of the magazine’s lengthy run, this respectable example is positioned as “1/1” at this level with one better on CGC’s Census and also holds the #41 spot on the list of “hardest to find” SI back issues. Label notes include “v27, #8; Off-White to White Pages; 1st Carl Yastrzemski cover”.