magazines The Best Sports Illustrated Covers  

Maggie Coen
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List of the most memorable Sports Illustrated Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best Sports Illustrated covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Sports Illustrated has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness. This list includes rare Sports Illustrated covers and hard-to-find classic Sports Illustrated covers as well as the most popular and famous Sports Illustrated 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 Sports Illustrated 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 Sports Illustrated magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Sports Illustrated 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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Roger Federer


Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Covers
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Sports Illustrated - June 15, 2009

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#4 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

#16 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now

#53 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

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Kate Upton


Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Covers
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Sports Illustrated - February 12, 2013

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#49 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#67 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#48 on Natural Beauties Who Don't Need No Make-Up

#38 on Who Is America's Sweetheart in 2017?

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Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Covers
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Sports Illustrated - May 21, 1990

Also Ranked

#1 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#108 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#4 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#1 on The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Chicago Blackhawks


Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Covers
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Sports Illustrated - June 21, 2010

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#19 on The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

#2 on The Coolest Hockey Team Logos of All Time

#2 on The Best NHL Teams of All Time

#13 on Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

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