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Arguably baseball's best manager in the 1970s and 80s, Billy Martin, "baseball's fiery genius," was indeed fiery, controversial, and popular.  Represented on the cover of two major sports magazine covers in the summer of 1975 - Sport and Sports Illustrated - Martin went on to manage the Yankees (many times), embroiling himself in the Bronx Zoo for a significant portion of his managerial career before tragically passing in a car accident on Christmas Day, 1989.

The August, 1975 issue of Sport magazine, while displaying well, is severely worn, with wrinkles and creases throughout the edges, the spine repaired (poorly) with Scotch tape, and clear signs of the address label having been removed.  The June 2, 1975 issue of Sports Illustrated presents far better, with a Scotch tape repair to the lower spine, and a few minor creases and folds throughout.  The signature is smudged ever-so-slightly, but not in a distracting way.  

*Please note that this item is guaranteed by Love of the Game to pass authentication from one of the hobby's three major autograph authenticators: James Spence Authentication, PSA/DNA, or SGC Authentic.  Please see our auction rules at for details on our guarantee and bid with confidence.

Billy Martin signed 1975 magazines collection (2)Billy Martin signed 1975 magazines collection (2)
Billy Martin signed 1975 magazines collection (2)
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Minimum Bid: $50
Final prices include buyers premium.: $59
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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