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Lot #117: Arthur Ashe 1981 Davis Cup Award -- Ashe Coached the U.S. to Victory That Year as Captain of the Davis Cup Team


Arthur Ashe 1981 Davis Cup World Champions silver engraved stand. Ashe long had a history with the Davis Cup, becoming the first African American selected for the prestigious U.S. team in 1963. In his 10 years of Davis Cup play, Ashe won 27 singles games. After retiring in 1980 due to a heart attack, Ashe continued to support the sport of tennis in a multitude of ways, including becoming the coach of the U.S. team in 1981, leading the team to victory that year. Circular stand has a silver border with a smooth black velvet center, presumably to rest the cup upon. Engraved into silver is: ''World Champions / 1981 United States Davis Cup Team / United States 3 - Argentina 1''. Stand measures 6'' in diameter and stands 1.25'' tall. Near fine condition. With an LOA from Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$262
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:6