#3936 – 2005 37c Arthur Ashe

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U.S. #3936
2005 37¢ Arthur Ashe
Issue Date: August 27, 2005
City: Flushing, NY
Quantity: 75,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
Arthur Ashe (1943-93) was a great tennis player who broke color barriers in the world of tennis. In 1968, he was the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open. In 1975, Ashe was the first black man to win at Wimbledon. 
 
In spite of his outward good health, Ashe was slowed by a 1979 heart surgery and retired in 1980. He underwent a second bypass surgery in 1983, during which he was infected with the HIV virus. When his condition was made public, Ashe became founded the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, prompting Sports Illustrated magazine to name him its Sportsman of the Year.
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U.S. #3936
2005 37¢ Arthur Ashe

Issue Date: August 27, 2005
City: Flushing, NY
Quantity: 75,000,000
Printed By: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 10 ¾
Color: Multicolored
 
Arthur Ashe (1943-93) was a great tennis player who broke color barriers in the world of tennis. In 1968, he was the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open. In 1975, Ashe was the first black man to win at Wimbledon. 
 
In spite of his outward good health, Ashe was slowed by a 1979 heart surgery and retired in 1980. He underwent a second bypass surgery in 1983, during which he was infected with the HIV virus. When his condition was made public, Ashe became founded the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, prompting Sports Illustrated magazine to name him its Sportsman of the Year.