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Larry Bird Sports Illustrated Lot of (19) with (6) Graded and/or Signed

Lot Number 1261

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/01/2019 12:00:00 
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Bird is the word, as in Boston Celtics great Larry Bird, who is the cover subject of this 1978-2013 Sports Illustrated lot of (19). One of the NBA's elite superstars, Bird commanded the parquet floor at the Boston Garden as a dominant forward from 1979-1992 and then returned home to Indiana, to coach the Pacers from 1997-2000. Beginning with his college days at Indiana State, Bird was frequently seen on the cover of Sports Illustrated, as evidenced by the offered collection of back issues.

Highlights are (5) 11/28/77 SI vol. 47, #22 with Bird's first SI cover appearance, all but (1) are newsstand editions, with:

1.) Signed ("9-10") with Beckett cert/sticker for autograph certification and graded (6.5) in a CGC Universal Grade holder

2.) Signed ("-10") with Beckett cert/sticker for autograph certification and graded (6.5) in a CGC Restored Grade holder, restoration notes include "color touch on cover, tape on interior cover"

3.) GCG graded (7.0) in a Universal Grade holder

4.) Signed ("9-10") with Beckett cert/sticker, magazine presents as (6.0)

5.) Signed ("9-10") with "Best Wishes" salutation, Beckett cert/sticker, magazine presents 5.0 details with deference to minor bits of surface loss and adhesive residue at bottom left

An additional highlight is a signed ("9") 12/11/89 SI newsstand edition with PSA/DNA basic cert/sticker, magazine presents (7.0)

Also present are (13) assorted issues of SI with Larry Bird cover photos, that are all newsstand editions (average 6.0 to 8.0) with: (1) 11/9/81; (1) 10/29/84; (5) 3/3/86; (1) 6/8/87; (1) 1/21/88; (1) 12/11/89; (1) 3/23/92; (1) 10/27/97; and (1) 5/6/13

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