Ashe memorabilia to be auctioned

by: Matt Cronin | January 31, 2013

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A collection of Arthur Ashe memorabilia will be auctioned off next week on the 20th anniversary of the former Wimbledon and U.S. Open winner’s death. The online auction will take place on February 6 and a portion of the proceeds from the sale by the Ashe family will go to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

Ashe contracted AIDS through a tainted blood transfusion during heart-bypass surgery and died at the age of 49 on February 6, 1993.

There are more than 300 items up for auction, including Ashe's 1968 U.S. Open doubles finalist trophy plate, his day planner from 1975 Wimbledon (which he won), and his 1993 day planner with handwritten notes made during his last days.

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