DON BUDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1989 - HFSID 272968
DON BUDGE The world renowned tennis champion signs his name on this typed letter from 1989 Typed Letter signed: "Don Budge", 1p, 4¾x7½. To "Dear Robert", In full: "Thanks for your nice note. I'm sorry but I have given all of my photos away long ago.
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The world renowned tennis champion signs his name on this typed letter from 1989
Typed Letter signed: "Don Budge", 1p, 4¾x7½. To "Dear Robert", In full: "Thanks for your nice note. I'm sorry but I have given all of my photos away long ago. If you can find one I'd be glad to sign it. My last book was by Viking Press entitled 'Don Budge a Tennis Memoir'. It won't be easy to find but you might with a little perseverance. Good luck to you. Sincerely". Accompanied by unsigned, typed envelope (6½x3½), postmarked Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, April 29, 1989. Tennis great Don Budge (1915-2000) was the first player ever to win tennis' Grand Slam: Wimbledon, the U.S., French and Australian Opens (1938). He then turned professional and played mostly head-to-head matches, as there was no professional tour at that time. Budge was ranked No.1 in the world for five years. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force to serve in WWII, and in 1943, tore a shoulder muscle that did not hinder his military service but effectively ended his reign as tennis' No. 1. After his retirement, he coached and conducted tennis clinics for children. The Associated Press named Don Budge 1937's "Athlete of the Year", and he became the first tennis player to ever be voted the James E. Sullivan Award as America's top amateur athlete. Budge was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1964. Fine condition.
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