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Tennis legend Ashe's teeth among memorabilia to be auctioned off on 20th death anniversary

Johannesburg , Thu, 31 Jan 2013 ANI

Johannesburg, Jan. 31 (ANI): Tennis legend Arthur Ashe's wisdom teeth will be auctioned on his 20th death anniversary, along with his estate and other personal possessions.

Along with his teeth, the other items that will be put up for sale at the auction include his personal diaries from 1972 till 1993, his Davis Cup jackets and his UCLA sweater, Sport24 reports.

Along with them, Ashe's Wimbledon, Davis Cup, US Open trophies, and handwritten copies of his speeches on black athleticism, civil rights and AIDS, will also be up for sale.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale, which will be handled by Nate D Sanders Auctions, will benefit the Arthur Ashe Learning Centre, a non-profit group that promotes Ashe's legacy of scholarship, sports, health and service.

Ashe was the first black man to win at the US Open, in 1968, and at Wimbledon in 1975. He also advocated civil rights and encouraged the playing of sports in daily life. (ANI)


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