What a pleasure it was to receive my Sports Illustrated today. Stan Musial not only was on the cover, but there also were three additional covers inside. Note: This was a regional cover, as SI went with the Super Bowl theme in other areas. Thankfully, I got Stan.
From Inside Sports Illustrated:
“When we heard the news of Stan Musial’s passing, we recognized an extraordinary opportunity,” said Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Christian Stone. “Across a series of four covers with vintage images and accompanying quotes, we were able to better tell the story of an uncontroversial sports legend beloved by fans in St. Louis and baseball fans around the world. Who better to be the first person to ever be featured in four consecutive covers of SI than Stan the Man?”