The Most Valuable Life Magazines Are Which Ones?

The April 13, 1962 edition of Life magazine, which featured Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris baseball cards and was fronted by Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, is the one with the highest value. Quite noteworthy is the Joe DiMaggio-adorned May 1, 1939 issue.

Sports-related life magazines frequently rank among the most expensive issues. As of 2014, the Joe DiMaggio 1939 issue usually sells for around $150. Up to $100 might be paid for the June 25, 1956 Mickey Mantle cover.

Instead of the famous faces on the cover, the 1962 Liz Taylor and Richard Burton issue’s high value is primarily due to the rare Topps baseball cards of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle that are inside.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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