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The Best ESPN Magazine Covers 

Maggie Coen
Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 188 voters 14.8k views 30 items

List of the most memorable ESPN Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best ESPN covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues ESPN has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

ESPN: The Magazine is a bi-weekly sports magazine that has been published since March 1998. The sports covered in the publication include baseball, basketball, football, hockey, swimming, and tennis. ESPN follows upcoming athletes, incidents off the field, rivalries, and a variety of other stories with a light-hearted approach.

This list includes rare ESPN covers and hard-to-find classic ESPN covers as well as the most popular and famous ESPN magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but ESPN also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of ESPN magazine covers. Vote for the vintage ESPN magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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ESPN - October 2011 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ESPN Magazine Covers
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