Tim Tebow Sports Illustrated Covers
Number of times on cover: 5
First Cover: 12/15/2008
Tim Tebow – Florida – QB
College sports has not seen an athlete like Florida QB Tim Tebow in quite a long time. Tebow is as intriguing off the field as he is on. From his well documented missions and faith in God, to his throwback style of playing football, those are just a few things that make Tebow popular worldwide. It’s not only sports fans that are so captivated with Tebow. Women drool at the sight of him, in fact “Tim Tebow Girlfriend” is one of the most popular google searches related to the Florida star.
I am a little surprised it took Sports Illustrated so long to put golden boy Tim Tebow on the cover of their magazine. Since his first cover in December 2008, S.I. jumped on the Tebow bandwagon and rolled out four 2009 covers. Tebow and fellow Gator teammates Percy Harvin and Brandon Spikes did make the SI annual College Football Preview cover on 8/11/2008.
Typically, secondary market sales of SI magazines are hot and cold but Tebow has such a huge following of fans that his covers should be collectible even if he doesn’t have a successful NFL career.
Check out the current price of Tim Tebow Sports Illustrated Magazine’s on eBay.
Autographed versions of Tim Tebow Sports Illustrated covers will sell for a premium. In fact, any legit Tebow autograph should sell very well. eBay and Amazon will probably be the web’s top source to obtain Tebow autographs. Good luck trying to get a Tim Tebow autograph through the mail (TTM) because I would imagine Tebow love letters from across America come in by the truck load.
Take a look at the Tebow SI covers. It might be worth picking up a mint copy to stash away.
Cover One: 12/15/2009
The Florida Gators had just finished off Alabama 31-20 to claim the SEC Championship and were off to the BCS Championship game versus Oklahoma.
Tebow’s first SI Cover. Autographed copies should sell for slightly more then auto’s of other Tebow SI’s.
Cover Two: 1/14/2009
Florida just won its second BCS National Championship game in 3 years by beating the Oklahoma Sooners. The only questioned that was left was if Tebow was coming back to Florida for a Senior season.
Cover Three: 1/21/2009
All Gator fans had to have been ecstatic that Tebow decided to return to Florida for his Senior season. ‘Not Done Yet’ refers to Tebow’s choice to stay at Florida.
If I were Tebow, I would have done the same thing. The chance to be big man on campus for another year is worth more then any NFL contract.
Cover Four: 7/27/2009
It’s hard to find a reason not to like Tebow. The summer missions, his spirit on the field, and hey, the ladies love the guy. No matter how Tebow’s NFL career turns out, he will always have a legion of adoring fans.
Cover Five: 10/19/2009
It’s hard not to argue that the SEC is the best conference in all of NCAA Football. Big name players head to the NFL each year, and big name coaches are the norm. This edition of SI highlights SEC football.
Special Tim Tebow Sports Illustrated Covers
College Football Preview: 8/11/2008
Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes & Percy Harvin
What I would give to have been apart of the Florida Gators during Tebow’s run. It’s not even that I enjoy playing football that much. In fact, I wouldn’t even have to play. Just the opportunity to be Tebow’s wingman during a campus party would be worth all the 3 hour practices.
SI College Football Preview – Harvin/Spikes/Tebow
College Football Game Breakers 9/10/2008
80 Players Behind College Football’s Evolution
Tebow plays a style of football that reminds many people of the good old days. He can run, he can pass, he will even throw in a jump pass every once in a while.
This Special Edition Sports Illustrated Magazine highlights 80 college players who revolutionized the game. From Tebow, to Red Grange, to Deion, this is a great read and is worth picking up a copy.
College Football Game Breakers – Special Edition –
Rebels Rise – Greg Hardy 10/6/2008
University of Mississippi Upsets Florida 31-30
This is one Sports Illustrated cover Tim Tebow didn’t want to make. University of Mississippi upset the Gators 31 – 30, and Ole Miss star Greg Hardy gets the SI cover.
Rebels Rise – Greg Hardy/Tim Tebow