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    1930 Ellsworth Vines The Crescent Club Singles Championship Silver Cups Set of 4. Early victor's prize provides a functionality matched by few other awards, a full set of four drinking vessels, one of which is engraved with the details of the presentation. This reads, "The Crescent Athletic Club, Metropolitan Grass Court, Championship Singles 1930, Won by Ellsworth Vines." Each is stamped "Sterling" and measures just over five inches in height. Scattered small dents but otherwise fine.


    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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