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Lot 360

Jim Gilliam and Tennessee. Lot of seven awards and honors linking James Gilliam to his home state of Tennessee.
Four plaques include Citizen of the Year Award from the Nashville Frontiers Club (December 10, 1965), "Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Sports and the Nation" award from the Nashville Tennessean (1965), "Recognition of Athletic Achievements, the Influence and Inspiration To the Youth of America" from Tennessee A&I University (December 10, 1965) and the 1995 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Honor Award (accompanied by the induction banquet program). With the exception of a few minor scratches, all of the awards are in very good condition. Also included are three paper certificates: a certificate of congratulations and an honorary appointment to the Governor's staff, both signed by the governor of Tennessee, Frank G. Clement (December 10, 1965) and a certification that Gilliam was an honorary metropolitan citizen of Nashville Davidson County (December 10, 1965). There is some edge wear and tear, otherwise the certificates are in good to very good condition.
As is obvious by many of the dates above, Gilliam returned home to Nashville following the 1965 World Series victory that saw him return to the Dodger infield after retiring. Proud to be a Tennessean, Gilliam maintained strong ties to his home state and was a beloved figure there.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
From the Estate of James "Junior" Gilliam.

Realized $219

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