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 #181: Arthur Ashe's Large ''Sports Illustrated'' Sportsman of the Year Award From 1992 -- One of The Most Prestigious Honors Across All Sports


''Sports Illustrated'' Sportsman of the Year trophy awarded to Arthur Ashe in 1992. The award was bestowed on Ashe in the final year of his life. Plaque bears the magazine's logo and reads, ''Sportsman / of the Year / 1992 / Arthur Ashe / For Symbolizing in Character and Performance / The Ideals of Sportsmanship''. Impressive and coveted trophy replicates the iconic black-figure amphoras of antiquity. Vase is mounted to a 7'' square base to an overall height of 18.5''. Scattered nicks and chips, and loosening of vase to base, else near fine. Comes housed in carrying case with lock and key closure. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$14,351
Minimum Bid:$1,000
Number of Bids:22