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Baseball’s leading men of the ‘60s play the starring roles in this collection of vintage magazines. Top newsstand titles of the day such as Sports Illustrated, Sport, Life and others feature covers of sports heroes with emphasis on the mighty New York Yankees and their star slugger Mickey Mantle. Other iconic figures depicted are Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Stan Musial, Roger Maris, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the "Amazin' Mets". Leading the way are two magazines with period baseball cards inserts with 8/23/54 SI #2 with three-page foldout of (27) Yankees players including Mantle; and 4/13/62 Life with Post Cereal Mantle and Maris (2) card panel. Top supporting honors go to (9) magazines with Mantle covers. The list of included items is as follows:
(5) Sports Illustrated: key issue is 8/23/54 #2 second issue ever shows VG-EX details with deference to address label residue traces and minor surface loss, the three-page (27) paper card foldout presents minimally as EX-MT with just very minor touches of corner/fold wear and the absence of a border at bottom, otherwise the cards are clean and bright with snow white borders, no creases, stains or holes are evident, (15) color examples represent cards that appeared in the 1954 Topps Series with keys Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto, the other (12) are black & white fantasy cards that are unique to this magazine issue with Mickey Mantle being the most important; the other (4) issues (all with address labels) are: 9/7/64 “Pro Football 1964” (EX); 11/16/64 “The Big Fight: Can Clay Do It Again?” (VG-EX); 5/23/66 “Cleveland’s Sam McDowell” (EX); 10/10/66 “Brooks and Frank Robinson” (VG-EX)
(7) Life: key issue is 4/13/62 with Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton “Cleopatra Movie” cover (VG-EX) with address label present, a two-card Post Cereal panel insert is attached at the spine between pages six and seven, this insert features (2) 1961 Post cards with #5 Mickey Mantle facing forward and #8 Roger Maris facing rear, this gorgeous panel rates as (NM) with vibrant colors and white borders; the other (6) issues (with address labels) are: 6/25/56 Mantle cover (VG-EX); 8/18/61 Mantle/Maris cover (VG); 7/30/65 Mantle cover (VG); 11/29/63 JFK cover (GD); 12/6/63 Kennedy Family cover no grade, incomplete with detached/separated cover and a detached page; 11/1764 Kennedy Family (GD)
(11) Sport, none with address labels, average (VG to VG-EX) unless noted with: 8/62 Colavito/Kuenn; 9/62 Musial/K. Boyer; 9/64 Mantle (GD); 10/64 Mays; 4/65 Chance (GD); 8/65 Mantle; 9/65 Gehrig/DiMaggio; 7/66 Mantle; 10/66 Koufax; 8/67 Clemente; 1970 Annual with Amazin’ Mets
(10) Miscellaneous, none with address labels: 1961 Yankees yearbook revised edition shows GD details with detached/split cover; 1961 Sports Review Baseball with Clemente/Virdon cover (GD); Baseball 1964 with Mantle cover (GD); 11/65 Dell Sports with Tarkenton/C. Johnson cover (VG); 1966 Sport World Baseball Guide with Mantle cover (VG-EX); 5/66 Complete Sports with Wills cover (VG-EX); 1967 Sports Review’s Baseball with Mays cover (GD); 1967 Baseball Illustrated with Mantle/F. Robinson cover (VG); 2/70 Score with Seaver cover (VG-EX); 6/70 Sports Today with Aaron cover (EX)