Respectively depicting Eddie Mathews and a slew of golf bags on the first two covers, well-preserved initial Sports Illustrated issues are available to the fortunate victor. First issue comes in commemorative purple Sports Illustrated folder. Auction LOA from JSA for Mathews signed magazine. Note: Neither magazine includes a mailing label. Included are:
August 16, 1954 first issue signed by Eddie Mathews ("8") with 512 HRs inscription including 1954 Topps paper insert with Mays, J. Robinson and T. Williams (NM-MT)
August 23, 1954 second issue including 1954 Topps Yankees paper insert with color and black-and-white creations including Berra, Mantle and Rizzuto (NM-MT).