Magic Johnson Autographed June 4, 1984 “Sports Illustrated.”
Lot 246. Magic Johnson Autographed June 4, 1984 “Sports Illustrated.” The cover of the issue promotes the Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry in the NBA Finals. Bird and the Celtics defeated Johnson and the Lakers in the championship series, but during his tenure in LA, Johnson earned five championships and three NBA MVP awards. He landed at #17 on ESPN’s list of the best 20th century athletes. Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain were the only basketball players to rank higher. Johnson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. His signature is gem mint 10 on an ex-m “SI” issue. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Winning Bid $45.