Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29
During 10 Davis Cups between 1963 and 1978, Arthur Ashe netted a fabulous 28-6 record. Most famously, he helped lead the US to a three-peat from 1968 to 1970. His championship showpiece presented here hails from the second of those three world titles, in which he defeated Romania's Ilie Nastase and Ion Tiriac. Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion in the 1980s and died in 1993 at age 49. Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he also received the ultimate tribute of having Arthur Ashe Stadium named after him at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Originally a pendant, this Ashe family heirloom was professionally adapted into a 10K-gold, size 10-1/2 ring by the esteemed Jostens company. It features 44 points of diamonds, the Davis Cup trophy, and "1969 UNITED STATES VS ROMANIA," plus "Arthur Ashe" engraved inside the band. Accompanied by a Jostens box and Jostens COA card.
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