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    1927 Ellsworth Vines P.N.W.L.T. Championship Trophy. It's the earliest Vines trophy in the collection, won when the future number one in the world was either fifteen or sixteen years old. Engraved text reads, "P.N.W.L.T. Championship, Tacoma, 1927, Boys Singles Winner, H.E. Vines, Jr." We assume that the acronym specifies "Pacific Northwest Lawn Tennis." Base of the seven-inch tall loving cup is dented, making the trophy a bit wobbly, but otherwise aesthetics are quite fine discounting typical tarnishing.


    The Ellsworth Vines Collection

    The greatest figure of Depression-era tennis, the lanky but heavy-hitting Vines was assigned the title of "greatest tennis player ever" by none other than the legendary Bill Tilden, who joined Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones and Jack Dempsey as the most famous practitioner of his respective discipline during the Golden Age of Sport. In four separate tennis seasons of the 1930's, Vines was ranked number one, either alone or jointly, and the tangible evidence of that dominance appears in these pages. The collection comes to us from Vines' son, Ellsworth Vines III, and makes its hobby debut in this auction. Each lot will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the son of this superior athlete.



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    May, 2014
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