Sports Illustrated Collection of (12) with #1 Issue and (3) Pre-Dated Dells 
Lot Number 367
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A cultural media phenomenon, presented are a dozen Sports Illustrated magazines (including the first issue), along with a trio of 1949 Dell Magazine predecessors bearing the same title. Highlighted is the first issue from August 16, 1954 (144 pg.) The front and back covers are in (EX) condition with minor fraying and relatively crisp inner-pages. The 1954 Topps paper insert is in (EX-MT) condition with no fraying and a minor dog-earred page. The majority of magazines are very clean with a couple of instances of intact or trace amounts of mailing tags along with moderate dog-earred inner pages. Also present are Sports Illustrated: August 15, 1955 (First anniversary, 84 pg, EX), August 20, 1956 (Second anniversary, 92 pg, VG-EX) and six "special issues" from 1977-1989 with one mailing tag and an average grade of (EX) with some better and others lesser; 1949 Dell Sports Illustrated: February 1949 (Ralph Beard cover, Vol. 1, No. 1, 72 pg; FR with multiple tears, missing title page), March 1949 (Marcel Cerdan cover, Vol. 1, No. 2, 72 pg; FR with multiple tears) and April 1949 (Lou Boudreau cover, Vol. 1, No. 3, 72 pg; GD with multiple tears). A triumph for the publication fan. 
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