New York: Sports Illustrated, 1954. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very Good / Very Good (Wraps). Item #13184
The VERY FIRST issue of Sports Illustrated, with the FULL FOLD-OUT SHEET of baseball cards, including such Hall-of-Famers such as Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Richie Ashburn, Ted Williams, Duke Snyder, Eddie Mathews, Larry Doby and more.
In addition to the baseball cards, this issue, dated August 16, 1954, features a multi-page feature on the historic race between Milers Roger Bannister and World record holder John Michael Landy, the first race where two men broke the 4-minute mile.
Also in this First Issue is a multi-page report with double page large color photo of the Heavyweight Boxing Championship between Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles, a match won by Marciano in 15 rounds.
144 pages and in Very Good condition. Mild rubbing and edge wear with just a hint of foxing along outer edges.