The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2015
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The offered racquetball glove is made of white leather with a Super Tiger oval logo centered in a red fabric insert. The wrist closure is red velcro on this left-handed glove. The glove is mounted in a frame with a white cardboard plaque stating, "This racquetball glove is one from a pair that Elvis Presley wore shortly before his death to play racquetball at his own court behind Graceland. It was given to Billy Smith, Elvis [sic] first cousin, by Elvis and to Myra Knott by Billy Smith." The placard is signed by Billy Smith in black ink. The glove and placard are mounted against blue suede with a blue suede mat in a silver-toned shadow box frame. Elvis was introduced to racquetball in 1968 and adored the sport. Elvis played so often that he built a first-rate court at Graceland. Despite hosting games with many professional players of the day, Elvis preferred just banging the ball around for exercise. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. This framed display measures approximately 19 1/2 by 14 by 2 1/2 inches (49.53 x 35.56 x 6.35 cm).



The condition of the glove appears to be good with slight signs of wear as noted within the display. The display itself is in overall excellent condition.
Elvis Presleys Racquetball Glove
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,000.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
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