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 #149: Arthur Ashe's 1986 Sportsmen's Tennis Club Festival Program -- With Handwritten Notes by Ashe -- ''...I am asked about what I do to increase black participation in tennis...''


Arthur Ashe's autograph notes on the back of a program from a 1986 tennis event. Ashe was the keynote speaker one day during ''Tennis Festival Week'' at a tennis club in Massachusetts. His notes, presumably for his speech at the event, appear in outline form, composed mostly of scattered names and phrases, with developed content reading in part: ''...As keynote speaker -- what I believe to be the prime accomplishment of this program is it's still here, progressing, contributing, with a solid future and many thought it wouldn't work / One of the many lessons in life learned is that RESOURCES (money, time, material things) are invested in people more than ideas...'' 22pp. program names Ashe twice in its printed contents. Measures 8.5'' Minor toning, else near fine condition. With an LOA from Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,200
Minimum Bid:$1,000
Number of Bids:1