Muhammad Ali Signed Sports Illustrated Collection (17)
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,740.00
Collection of seventeen different Sports Illustrated issues, spanning the years 1971-1989, each signed on the front cover by Muhammad Ali in blue Sharpie. All of the magazines offered here feature Ali on the cover, making this a particularly extraordinary Muhammad Ali signed collection. It should be further noted that these signed issues have a rare and ideal documented provenance. In 1995 our consignor contracted with Sports Placement Services (Muhammad Ali's exclusive licensing agent at the time) to have 150 items autographed by Muhammad Ali at a private signing event, which took place on December 15, 1995. Included with the collection are two color copies of Ali signing a stack of Sports Illustrated magazines, with some of the magazines offered here clearly visible. The Sports Illustrated issues represented here are 3/1/77, 7/26/71, 4/23/73, 2/4/74, 10/28/74 (also signed by George Foreman in blue Sharpie), 11/11/74, 12/23/74, 9/15/75, 10/13/75, 3/1/76, 10/10/77, 9/25/78, 4/14/80, 9/29/80, 10/13/80, 4/25/88, and 11/15/89 (35th anniversary issue). All of the signatures have been flawlessly scripted and grade "10." Fourteen of the issues bear either a mailing label, or remnants of a mailing label, and are otherwise in Excellent condition overall. Total: 17 signed issues. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++.
SOLD FOR $4,740.00