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Lot #82: Arthur Ashe Plaque Awarded in 1977 by His Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi


Tennis ace Arthur Ashe 1977 commemorative plaque awarded to the star by the Petersburg, Virginia alumni chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. By 1977, Ashe was a legend known worldwide after his 5 July 1975 Wimbledon win as the first African American. Ashe was a prominent member of Kappa Alpha Psi, the historically African American fraternity. Gold plaque is engraved: ''Petersburg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Honors Arthur Ashe Jr. For Outstanding Achievement / Personifying Purpose of the Fraternity / Fidelity To His Art / And to the Fraternity / October 28, 1977''. Plaque is affixed to a piece of wood in the shape of a shield. Measures 8.5'' x 10'' with minor surface wear to both plaque and wood, else near fine. With an LOA from Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$624
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:9