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 #196: The Last Award Bestowed Upon Arthur Ashe During His Lifetime -- The Associated Black Charities Award in Honor of Fellow Black Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson


Arthur Ashe's Associated Black Charities Award bestowed 3 days before his death in 1993. Plaque reads, ''Associated Black Charities presents to / Arthur Ashe / THE IMMORTAL / In Honor of Althea Gibson / February 3, 1993''. Gibson, like Ashe, broke many landmark racial barriers in tennis as well as gender barriers. Metal figural statue on a wooden base measures 18'' in total height. Base measures 6'' across and 3.25'' deep. Figure has loosened slightly from base, else near fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,049
Minimum Bid:$500
Number of Bids:16