Sports Illustrated Blog #18 – Part III TIME Magazine – A New Way to Collect and Display plus the 26-50 Cover Ranking.

 Welcome to my Sports Illustrated/TIME magazine blog – Your collector’s guide to the latest hobby updates and insight into what’s trending now.

 

In previous blogs, I have eluded to a really cool way of organizing and presenting your magazine collection especially if you are interested in both TIME and SI (Newsweek works too).   Let’s call this idea “a collection within a collection” (CWC).   As a high grade seller of SI, TIME and Newsweek, I am getting more and more requests for athletes that have graced the cover of each magazine at least one time.   For example, Secretariat appeared on the cover of all three major magazines in 1973.  A collection consisting of these three issues in graded or ungraded high grade condition really attracts the attention of those looking for a unique collecting edge.  Obtaining the highest grade of all three issues is a very solid collection or “registry” all by itself.    Now multiply this opportunity by at least 50 – 100 multi-cover appearances and you have a very interesting, diverse playing field from which to choose your passion.  Collecting in this way gives you the opportunity to highlight your collection with your favorite player without having to buy tens or hundreds of covers at a much greater expense.

Next time you’re thinking about new ways to collect or display, consider a CWC and watch the value and display appeal of your collection upgrade.

Below I have illustrated a few examples of some really neat CWCs as well as the Collector’s Guide to the 26-50 ranking of TIME Magazine covers.  If you are interested in learning more about any one of the mags below, just shoot me a note with your questions.  Thanks and enjoy the show.

       

Ranking – Top 100 Hardest to Find Sports Illustrated Issues
0.5 1 0.6 0.9 1
Rank Year Newsstand Cover Newsstand Population Scarcity Condition Scarcity Cosmetics Collectability Investment Potential Total Weighted
26 1947 DiMaggio 9 10 8 9 8 44 13997
27 1954 Snead 8 10 10 8 8 44 13824
28 1934 Gomez 9 10 8 8 8 43 12442
29 1977 Carew 7 9 9 10 8 43 12247
30 1962 Robertson 8 10 8 10 7 43 12096
31 1964 Parseghian 7 10 10 8 8 43 12096
32 1955 Campanella 8 10 8 8 8 42 11059
33 1960 Rafer Johnson 8 10 8 8 8 42 11059
34 1982 Montana 7 9 8 10 8 42 10886
35 1972 Bench 7 10 7 10 8 42 10584
36 1955 Stengl 8 10 8 8 7 41 9677
37 1966 Marishal 7 10 8 8 8 41 9677
38 1952 Stanky 8 10 8 7 8 41 9677
39 1998 Jordan 5 7 10 10 10 42 9450
40 1968 Hull 7 10 8 8 7 40 8467
41 1972 Shula 7 9 7 10 7 40 8335
42 1985 Bird/Gretzky 6 7 8 10 8 39 7258
43 1968 McClain 7 10 7 7 7 38 6483
44 1964 Bauer 7 10 8 6 6 37 5443
45 2008 James 5 6 8 10 8 37 5184
46 1985 Rose 6 7 8 8 7 36 5080
47 2001 Earnhardt 5 6 9 8 8 36 4666
48 1985 Tiegs 5 7 8 8 7 35 4234
49 1972 Spitz 5 7 8 8 7 35 4234
50 1945 Ott – Pony Edition 8 10 3 8 8 37 4147

 

I hope you are enjoying the reads on the history of TIME and SI magazines as well as an insight into relevant magazine collecting.

Great collecting to you and best fortunes with Sports Illustrated/TIME!

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