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1969 Sports Illustrated Complete Year Run of (51) Issues with (4) CGC Graded & (1) Autographed

Lot Number 1426

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Capture a whole year's worth of sporting events, with this 1969 Sports Illustrated complete year run of (51) issues. Yes we know there are 52 weeks in a year, however a check of SI back issues of the period shows that no issue was published between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

 

Obviously the property of a determined collector, this magnificent run is nicely matched in condition, with an overall average of (EX-MT to NM-MT+) with 10% slightly lesser and most are newsstand editions free of address labels. Gracing the covers are many of the greatest athletes and coaches of the era, including Pete Rose, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich, Lew Alcinder, Bobby Orr, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, O.J. Simpson, Arnold Palmer, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, Vince Lombardi, Joe Namath and Muhammad Ali, plus the always in demand swimsuit issue.

 


Highlights are:


(4) CGC graded issues: 1/13 "Richniks in Puerto Rico" swimsuit issue (8.5); 1/21 Billy Martin (9.0); 8/11 Joe Namath (8.0); 9/8 Pete Rose/Ernie Banks (6.5)


(1) Autographed issue: 10/20 Brooks Robinson ("9-10") with JSA basic cert/sticker

 


The complete list of dates and cover subjects is as follows:


(4) January: 1/6 Colts, 1/13 Swimsuit, 1/20 Joe Namath, 1/27 Wilt Chamberlain


(4) February: 2/3 Bobby Orr (mailing label removed), 2/10 Santa Clara, 2/17 Golf, 2/24 Willis Reed


(5) March: 3/3 Vince Lombardi, 3/10 Track Scandal, 3/17 Ted Williams, 3/24 Challengers in the West, 3/31 Lew Alcindor


(4) April: 4/7 Red Berenson, 4/14 Baseball 1969/Bill Freehan, 4/21 George Archer, 4/28 Bill Russell


(4) May: 5/5 Muhammad Ali, 5/12 John Havlicek (with mailing label), 5/19 Walt Alston/Dodgers, 5/26 Grizzly Bear


(5) June: 6/2 Fun on the Water, 6/9 Lee Trevino, 6/16 Joe Namath "Weeps", 6/23 Drugs Threat to Sports, 6/30 Ron Santo (with address label)


(4) July: 7/7 Reggie Jackson, 7/14 O.J. Simpson, 7/21 Billy Martin, 7/28 Sonny Jurgenson/Vince Lombardi


(4) August: 8/4 Bill Russell "Retires", 8/11 Joe Namath, 8/18 Hank Aaron, 8/25 O.J. Simpson


(5) September: 9/1 Arnold Palmer, 9/8 Pete Rose/Ernie Banks, 9/15 Ohio State "#1", 9/22 Jim Turner, 9/29 Jimmy Jones


(4) October: 10/6 Frank Robinson, 10/13 SEC Football Conference, 10/20 Brooks Robinson, 10/27 Lew Alcindor


(4) November: 11/3 Viking's Defense, 11/10 Steve Owens, 11/17 Ski Italy, 11/24 Kansas City Chiefs


(4) December: 12/1 Pete Maravich, 12/8 New York Knicks, 8/15 Slick Street, 12/22 Tom Seaver "Sportsman of the Year"

 


Also present are: 1970 "1969 Sports Illustrated Index"; and (6) duplicate 1969 issues: 4/14, 7/7, 7/14, (2) 8/4, 9/15



 
 
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