Arthur Ashe Autograph

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. He started to play tennis at six years old. He was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team, and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked world No. 1 by Rex Bellamy, Bud Collins, Judith Elian, Lance Tingay, World Tennis and Tennis Magazine (U.S.) in 1975. That year, Ashe was awarded the 'Martini and Rossi' Award, voted for by a panel of journalists, and the ATP Player of the Year award. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. Ashe is believed to have acquired HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery in 1983. He publicly announced his illness in April 1992, and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 49 on February 6, 1993. On June 20, 1993, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by United States President Bill Clinton. More about Arthur Ashe

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Current items with a signature of Arthur Ashe

These are the most current items with a signature of Arthur Ashe that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

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thumbnailARTHUR ASHE 1978 Editions Recontre, SIGNED, INSCRIBED, fair Contrast, Excellent$299.00logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe Artist Signed Tennis Art Card 1/10$29.95logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe Artist Signed Tennis Refractor Art Card 1/1$34.95logo
thumbnailMartina Hingis Signed Wilson US Open Tennis Ball new 1997 Arthur Ashe Fan Case $299.99logo
thumbnailSteffi Graf Signed Wilson US Open Tennis Ball new 1997 Arthur Ashe Fan Case $199.99logo
Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Arthur Ashe Sr. (d. 1989) and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe on July 10, 1943. He had a brother, Johnnie, who was five years younger than him. The brothers were born into a family that claimed direct descent from Amar, a West African woman who was enslaved and brought to America in 1735 aboard a ship called The Doddington. Ashe family members were enslaved by North Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe.

In March 1950, Ashe's mother Mattie died from complications related to a toxemic pregnancy (now known as pre-eclampsia) at the age of 27. Ashe and his brother were raised by their father who worked as a handyman and salaried caretaker/Special Policeman for Richmond's recreation department. Read even more about Arthur Ashe at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Arthur Ashe

In total, we tracked 323 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Arthur Ashe (Arthur Ashe 2018-19 Leaf Pearl Cuts Legendary Signature Auto Autograph SP 2019) was sold in June 2022 for $1299.99 while the cheapest item (Original ARTHUR ASHE Signed TENNIS Player Magazine Page Autograph JSA LOA) found a new owner for $0.99 in October 2014. The month with the most items sold (6) was February 2008 with an average selling price of $13.74 for an autographed item of Arthur Ashe. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in June 2018 with $1100.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $2.50 was March 2008. In average, an autographed item from Arthur Ashe is worth $52.89.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Arthur Ashe were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnail2008 UD sp legendary cuts Arthur Ashe Auto Tennis Player 7/10 Autograph$236.50logo
thumbnailARTHUR ASHE Autographed Page Tennis Legend Died-1993 JSA/COA$62.00logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe autographed photo, 8 x 10, signed in blue ink$30.00logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe Autographed/ Signed Book -- Portrait In Motion Tennis$30.00logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe Signed Cut Paper JSA! Certified American Tennis Athlete (d.1993)!$60.00logo
thumbnailArthur Ashe Signed Rawlings Baseball JSA LOA Tennis Legend (d.1993)$599.99logo
thumbnailOff the Court SIGNED by Arthur Ashe 1981 1st/1st/Like New Tennis Hall of Fame$79.99logo
thumbnailRARE 1970 Arthur Ashe Cut Signature SGC Certified Authentic Auto$50.00logo
thumbnailSIGNED Portrait in Motion by Arthur Ashe 1975 Hardcover BEAUTIFUL COPY$80.00logo

Latest News about Arthur Ashe

US Open 2022: Frances Tiafoe defeats Andrey Rublev, becomes first American man t (09/07/22): Tiafoe is also the first African-American man to reach the US Open semifinals since Arthur Ashe in 1972 Go to news article

Arthur Ashe statue in Virginia vandalized with 'White Lives Matter' graffiti (06/18/20): Ashe is the only African American man to win the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon Go to news article

Arthur Ashe: More than an athlete, a leader (02/11/15): By: CBS Web Staff In the 60s and 70s Arthur Ashe was ranked among the top tennis players. He was raised in the south during segregation and became the first African American male to win a Grand Slam tournament.  Ashe was more than just an athlete. ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mayor Mitch Landrieu tour Arthur Ash (12/11/14): U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mayor Mitch Landrieu tour Arthur Ashe Charter School at 1456 Gardena Drive in New Orleans Thursday, December 10, 2014. After the tour, the two took part in a round table discussion with teachers. (Video by David Grunfeld, |The Times-Picayune)

Murray Honoured As Arthur Ashe Humanitarian (11/11/14): Andy Murray was honoured as the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian in the 2014 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon, receiving his trophy from ATP Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode. [[More Tennis News on]] Go to news article

Older News Stories about Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe's little brother and the sacrifice he made (10/2014): “I decided Arthur didn’t need to be in Vietnam. That’s an experience he didn’t have to live. There was no reason for him to live that experience. He could get all he needed to know about that experien

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day enchants younger set (08/2014): The Saturday before the US Open begins is set aside for youngsters and this year was no exception.The day-long Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day began with hands-on tennis instructions, supplemented by face paint

Michael Sam wins 'Arthur Ashe Courage Award,' has long-road to travel (07/2014): At the 2014 ESPY Awards on Thursday night, we all realized something as the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was announced. read more

Final resting place of Arthur Ashe called 'dump' (05/2014): The final resting place of tennis legend Arthur Ashe is being called a dump. Families with relatives at Woodland Cemetery in Henrico say the grounds are in terrible shape.

Five Arthur Ashe Third Graders Celebrate a Dirty Job Well Done (04/2014): At Ashe, the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans garden team “hires” student-employees to help with composting after lunch.

DSU's Peete selected as Arthur Ashe scholar (03/2014): Delaware State University golfer Elaine Aisha Peete (so.; Ponte Verde, Fla.) has been selected as a 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).

Films on tennis greats Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe at film festival (02/2014): Nine years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947, a 28-year-old black woman from Harlem won the French Open singles title.

U.S. Open night session produces mostly dudes at Arthur Ashe Stadium (09/2013): This year served as yet another reminder of why you should never buy tickets to the early-round night sessions on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open.

U.S. Open notes: Christina McHale faces Ana Ivanovic today in Arthur Ashe Stadiu (08/2013): The Englewood Cliffs resident faces the former No. 1 player in the world this morning.

Petition urges mayor to help find permanent home for Arthur Ashe exhibit (07/2013): The petition, which has drawn 129 signatures, is addressed to Jones and says the exhibit “belongs in Richmond, one of America’s best tennis towns.”

Arthur Ashe Charter in New Orleans announces third trimester honor roll (06/2013): Students recognized for academic excellence

Tide’s Proskura wins Arthur Ashe Award (05/2013): The University of Alabama’s Daniil Proskura was selected as the winner of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award for the Southern Region on Wednesday.

General News. 12 Student-Athletes Earn Arthur Ashe Award (04/2013): The Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award is one of the most prestigious awards a student-athlete can receive. The award originally was in honor of Arthur Ashe, a world renowned tennis player, who showed outstanding achievement both on and off the court.

Robin Roberts to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs (03/2013): ESPN is staying in the family in giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at its annual ESPY awards this summer.

Black History: Arthur Ashe (02/2013): Each morning during the month of February, we are celebrating Black History Month with the help of students from the Horizon Science Academy....

Arthur Ashe estate up for auction (01/2013): The largest collection ever of Arthur Ashe memorabilia will be auctioned off next week on the 20th anniversary of the tennis legend's death, with everything from his trophies to his wisdom teeth up for grabs. Go to news article

His match, and his retirement, put off for at least another day, Andy Roddick st (09/2012): Sports wire He'll try to prolong his U.S. Open -- and his professional tennis career -- on Wednesday.

Bardwell receives Arthur Ashe Award (08/2012): Meridian Community College’s Simon Bardwell recieved the 2012 ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship recently in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Lehigh athletes earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honor (07/2012): The Mountain Hawks earned 11 of the 12 awards. Go to news article