Monday, July 11, 2005
“Cards, autographs and player memorabilia have generated most of the headlines in sports memorabilia lately, but there’s another passionate wing of the hobby that deserves some attention:
That is magazine collecting.
…Two 1955 issues, featuring Willie Mays and Al Rosen on the covers, also contain cards, and retail for about $125 and $65, respectively.
Among other popular and expensive issues, according to Ross, are ones with a 1955 Ted Williams cover, $175; a 1964 Muhammad Ali (“He was still Cassius Clay at the time,” Ross said), $150; a 1956 Mickey Mantle, $150, and a 1970 Steve Prefontaine (the late track star), $100. ”