The total count on this lot is actually on 2,641 issues
One of the most complete, comprehensive runs of Sports Illustrated magazines ever offered at public sale, this massive collection spans August 16, 1954 through December 27, 2004. Pieced together with careful attention to condition and upgrades along the way, the consignor has bagged and boarded each issue, resulting in an overall condition of mid-to-high grade for the collection. There are 236 total issues without mailing labels (including 18 from the 1996 Olympics that were only available at the Games in Atlanta), plus a variety of special Year in Sports, preview, anniversary and Olympic issues. Highlights include the first and second issues with the baseball card inserts firmly intact, August 1, 1955 (Ted Williams), June 18, 1956 (Mickey Mantle), October 2, 1961 (Roger Maris), January 20, 1964 (1st Swimsuit Edition), February 24, 1964 (Muhammad Ali), January 22, 1965 (Vince Lombardi), June 15, 1970 (Steve Prefontaine), February 4, 1974 (Muhammad Ali), November 28, 1983 (Michael Jordan/Sam Perkins), December 27, 2004 (Shaquille O'Neal - Year End Double Issue) and every issue in between. An amazing total of 2,641 different issues are included. Due to the size and weight of this lot, pickup at our consignor’s home in Newport, TN is strongly encouraged.