1990's Sporting News
The Sporting News is the longest running periodical dedicated to sports today. It began its' long history in 1886 in St. Louis, Missouri, by editor and publisher Alfred Spink and became known as "The Bible of Baseball." It wasn't until after WWII that TSN started reporting on other sports including football, basketball, and hockey.
The Sporting News was released on a weekly basis and featured sports news, editorial pieces, and rumors. In the 1990's, TSN was printed in color and measures 12" by 16½". Most of the issues from the 1990's feature full-page covers with no print and the pages are thicker and glossier. TSN also began printing shipping labels and bar codes on the front of its issues.
By Dean Hanley