ALICE MARBLE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67719
Sale Price $108.00
The tennis star signs in blue ink on this 5x3 card
Signature: "Alice Marble", 5x3 lined card. Alice Marble (1913-1990) won 18 tennis grand slam events between 1936 and 1940 (5 singles, 6 women's doubles and 7 mixed doubles). She was named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1964. After her husband, a pilot, was killed in combat over Germany in World War II, Marble volunteered for a dangerous spy mission, contacting a former lover in Switzerland, a banker who possessed German financial information. The mission ended when she was shot in the back by a Nazi agent. Marble recovered from her injury, but declined to talk about the mission until the posthumous publication of her autobiography, Courting Danger. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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