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

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#3 on The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

#1 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

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

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Kate Upton


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

Also Ranked

#5 on The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

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

#4 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

#4 on Beautiful Young Actresses Under 30

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Michael Jordan


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

Also Ranked

#1 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#6 on The Best NBA Player Nicknames

#1 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#35 on The Best NBA Players of the Decade

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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

Also Ranked

#19 on The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

#14 on Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

#2 on The Coolest Hockey Team Logos of All Time

#3 on The Best NHL Teams of All Time

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