Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cover Boy

Well, well, guess what just arrived in the mail and guess who made the cover of this months Sports Illustrated for Kids?

Nope, not Mike Trout....Ohtani!

If I'm correct, Ohtani is just the third Angel to grace the cover of SI for Kids.
After a little google research I found:
Vladdy on the August 2005 issue, and 
Mike Trout (with Bryce Harper) on the May 2013 issue.

It seems I have neither of those, much to my surprise.

Anyhow, here are some snippets of what's inside.
Ohtani is a character in the SI Kids Treehouse comic.
I wont giveaway the rest of the story, you'll have to read it for yourself.

He is also one of the subjects in the Back In Time cover story.

He is not, however, on the card sheet or poster.
I do like the alternating black/yellow name blocks at the bottom.
Is this new or am I just now noticing.

This full issue can now get magazine bagged and filed away in the Angels Archive.


  1. I used to love the SI for Kids features. It's great that you still get these.

    Side note - it appears I've got another Mikaela Shiffrin card to track down. If it weren't for Si Kids I don't think she'd have any cards at all!

    1. If you have a Half Price Books nearby it's a great place to find back issues for a buck.

  2. It's cool that they still publish SI for Kids after all these years. And it looks like the card sheets are still perforated. That brings back some fun memories, for sure.

    1. I've always been drawn to magazine cards. It's hard to stop.

  3. I don't think I received my last month's issue... so I can't confirm that this is or isn't a new design... but it's the first time I've seen it. I've already read half of the issue and was actually thinking of writing a post based on something I read.