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1998 Arthur Ashe ''Sport in Society'' Hall of Fame Award with LOA from Ashe's Wife

Substantial and extremely impressive 1998 ''Sport in Society'' Hall of Fame award presented to the late great tennis champion and Hall of Famer Arthur Ashe by Northeastern University. Established in 1994 to honor outstanding athletes who have contributed to society through their experience and endeavors in sport, past honorees include Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell and Billy Jean King. Ashe was honored on November 10, 1998. Engraving reads: ''Sport in Society Hall of Fame / 1998 Inductee / Arthur Ashe / For defining courage and grace in every aspect of your life. Your legacy is the admiration and work of the millions you inspired...'' Measures 11'' x 12'' and is constructed of beveled plexiglass, with multiple crystal-shaped plexiglass flourishes. In beautiful original condition and accompanied by an LOA from Ashe's widow. Past winners include:

1994 – Muhammad Ali
1995 – Red Auerbach
1996 – Wilma Rudolph
1997 – Jackie Robinson
1998 – Arthur Ashe
1999 – Rafer Johnson
2000 – Bill Russell
2001 – Postponed due to 9/11
2002 – Dick Schaap
2003 – Althea Gibson
2004 – Richard Lapchick
2005 – C. Vivian Stringer
2006 – Billie Jean King
2007 – The 1999 US Women’s National Soccer Team
2008 – Tommie Smith and John Carlos
25th Anniversary – Thomas “Satch” Sanders & Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Authentication

Estate Document, Letter From Family

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