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Lot #146: ''Le Coq Sportif'' Brazil Sao Paulo 1986 Plaque Awarded to Tennis Superstar Arthur Ashe


Arthur Ashe commemorative ''Le Coq Sportif'' plaque awarded to the star during a trip to Brazil in 1986. Ashe was seen sporting the brand's shoes and clothing at various tournaments as his sponsor. Though Ashe retired in 1980 after suffering a career-debilitating heart attack, he didn't slow down his career in the public realm, contributing his time and effort to countless tennis and civil rights organizations. Plaque reads: ''The management of le Coq Sportif do Brazil congratulates Mr. Arthur Ashe for his honourable presence in Sao Paulo addressing tenis [sic] clinics to young and future Brazilian tenis players. Thank You Mr. Ashe / Sao Paulo, November 09, 1986 / Manuel Garcia / Adelson P. Gallina''. Verso of plaque reads: ''Al Almirante Oscar A. Quihillalt el reconocimic''. Brass plaque measures 7'' x 5'' with one intentionally folded corner. Tarnishing throughout, else very good condition. With an LOA from Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$317
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:10