Autographs - Racing Champ LeMond, Tennis Pro Wheaton, Marathoners Treacy, Spence.
Lot 374. Autographs - Racing Champ LeMond, Tennis Pro Wheaton, Marathoners Treacy, Spence. U.S. Bicycle Racing Champion Greg LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990. Whether he or Davis Phinney was the first American to win the race is a matter of some dispute. He also won the Road Race World Championship in 1983 and 1989. Regarded as one of the greatest U.S. cyclists, he was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the first cyclist to make the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” LeMond is a strong opponent of using performance-enhancing drugs in cycling. His signatures are mint 9 on two 7.75” x 10.75” pages from unidentified magazines (possibly “Sports Illustrated”). Both pages have been laminated. Tennis Pro David Wheaton won several major tournaments in a career that spanned 1988-2001 – including the 1990 U.S. Clay Court Championship and the 1991 Grand Slam Cup in Munich, where he beat Michael Chang in straight sets. He now works as a tennis columnist and Christian broadcaster. His personalized autograph is ex-m 6 to nm 7 on a 16” x 24” vg-ex poster for Head tennis equipment. “John 14:6” accompanies his signature. John Treacy, from Ireland, won the 1992 Los Angeles Marathon, finished third in the 1988 Boston Marathon and was the Silver Medalist in the 1984 Olympics Marathon in LA. He currently is chief executive of the Irish Sports Council. Steven Spence was the Bronze Medalist in the 1991 World Championships Marathon in Tokyo and finished 12th in the 1992 Olympic Games Marathon in Barcelona. He coaches at Shippensburg University. Treacy’s autograph is gem mint 10, and Spence’s, nm 7 to nm-m 8, on a 19” x 26” ex+ poster for New Balance shoes. The athletes are pictured on their respective posters. Five autographs PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Minimum Bid $25.