February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/6/2013 8:08:00 PM

Lot #89: Arthur Ashe Winner's Plate From the Palmas Del Mar Tournament in 1978 -- One of His Last Wins Before Retiring the Following Year


Arthur Ashe award plate won in 1978 at the Palmas Del Mar Tennis Tournament. Tennis legend Ashe was winner of the Doubles competition at the Puerto Rican event in the final year before his retirement from the sport. His achievements were unprecedented as an athlete of color, as the first black winner of the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, the Australian Open and first black member of the U.S. Davis Cup Team. Silver plate bears a Gorham silver stamp and measures 10'' in diameter. Light scratching, else near fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$624
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:7