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8/11/55 Sports Illustrated Magazine with Mays, Durocher & Day Cover - CGC Graded 8.0

Lot Number 531

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24X All-Star Willie Mays, his first manager and the manager's third wife are all smiles on the front cover of this classic 8/11/55 Sports Illustrated issue. The New York Giants were riding high as world champions, after sweeping the highly favored Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series. Mays was enjoying another banner year, after capturing the NL MVP award in '54. Durocher was contemplating a career change to television as a baseball analyst, and he and his third wife of four, Laraine Day were still happily married, years away from their 1960 divorce. So it's easy to see why they were all so happy to make a cover appearance on this Volume 2, #15 edition of SI. You'll be pleased too, when you walk away with this vintage publication, which has scored a favorable grade of (8.0) from leading certification service CGC. Label notations include "Off-White to White Pages".


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