2001 Reprint of the 1st Issue of Sports Illustrated
Donít get stuck buying a reprint (like the one below) at an original issue price.
Here is one of the best ways to tell if itís original:
There is an ad that is located at the bottom of page one of the August 16, 1954 first issue. In the ad, there is some writing that is located on the gas pump logo. If you look at the logo on the gas pump through a magnifying glass, you wonít be able to read the lettering on the reprint.
Other ways to tell if you have a reprint:
The reprint has whiter and glossier paper.
The original has a mail in subscription card attached to the table of contents page. The reprint does not.
Mail in Subscription Card on the table of contents page of an original issue.
Original issue sold from the SI warehouse find in 1994
Original issue sent out in an Si mailer in 1954
Original mailer for the first issue
August 17, 1964 Reprint of the 1st Issue of Sports Illustrated
1964 Reprint. 28 pages total. No table of contents.