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Jack Curley 1931 Signed Letter on "Tilden Tennis Tours" Letterhead - Full JSA

Lot Number 681

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Having gained considerable notoriety as a promoter in (among other arenas) boxing and wrestling, public relations guru Jack Curley created the Pro Tennis Tour and, in doing so, convinced perennial champion Bill Tilden to shed his amateur status. The offered document hails from the latter endeavor and is signed by Curley. Composed on “Tilden Tennis Tours, Inc.” letterhead, the correspondence is dated “May 7, 1931” and cites a $10,000 payment by CBS for broadcast rights at Madison Square Garden’s upcoming tennis championship match. At the conclusion, Curley’s black-ink steel tip fountain pen endorsement projects (“9-10”) potency. While Tilden’s glory was fleeting, Curley remained at the top of his craft and his tough-to-acquire signature is at its finest right here. Full photo LOA from JSA.

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