FOX47 NEWS - Hot Commodity

Jeff Angileri
Jan 17, 2008, 10:48 PM

Decked out in green and gold, Shawn Shaub perused Woodman's for some essentials for this weekends big NFC Championship game.

Some shrimp jambalaya for Sunday and some brats, Shaub says.

What he didn't expect to find was the newest issue of sports illustrated featuring Brett Favre.

Fans in Green Bay lined up around the block outside a store hoping to get a copy.

Shaub says he spent all afternoon at Borders and other retail stores looking for the magazine.

I came here to pick up some logs and stuff for the game and I noticed you so I came here and I have to pick up a couple, Shaub says.

And like Shaub, many people were surprised to find the issue at Woodmans.

I didn't even know they were out. I just saw them and my husband is a huge Brett Favre fan. So I'm just picking them up for him, says fan Karen Hausen.

I didn't think I would find it, but my dad is a big Packers fan and I am picking it up for him, says shopper Amy Hill.

The cover features Brett Favre in last weekends playoff win against Seattle.

His face blurred by the massive amounts of snow.

Shaub picked up two issues.

One for display and ones for storage.

The magazine isn't just another issue to fans like Shaub.

He says getting his hands on a copy is like taking home a piece of history.

They want a piece of what we have here and what we're feeling right now.. and maybe the last time we get it, Shaub says.

Retail stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders expect to get copies of the magazine Friday morning.

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