Jerseys worn by some of the greatest players in Pittsburgh Steelers history are part of a new display at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, located in the John Heinz History Center.
A dozen jerseys are on display as part of the exhibit, which kicked off to major fanfare on Friday.
The jerseys are owned by long time collector Thomas Tull and his wife Alba. Dating to the 1970s and early 80s, the displays include home and road jerseys worn by Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Rod Woodson, as well as the man known as much for his gold shoes as his fierce defensive play, L.C. Greenwood.
The new display also features jerseys from modern-day stars like James Harrison, Brett Keisel, Hines Ward, and Ben Roethlisberger, along with a pair of game-worn signed shoes from Bradshaw and signed shoes and gloves from Roethlisberger.
The Tull collection joins Pittsburgh football treasures already on display in the 20,000-square-foot,two-floor Sports Museum, including Harris’ Immaculate Reception cleats and field turf; Harris’ Super Bowl IX ring; game-worn jerseys from “Mean” Joe Greene, Dwight White, and Jerome Bettis; artifacts from the Rooney family; and more.
Alba Tull serves as the CEO of Tull Investment Group and Thomas Tull is the Founder, Chairman,and CEO of Tulco, and part of the Steelers ownership group.
“Thomas Tull is one of the best Pittsburghers you can imagine,” Heinz History Center President and CEO Any Masich told TribLive. “He has an amazing sports collection, and when he told us his jersey collection would be available we felt it would be perfect for the sports museum.”
Harris serves as chairman of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Champions Committee and helped bring the exhibit to the history center.
“Thomas Tull took the time and the resources to capture these moments of our past,” Harris said. “We’ve realized how important this is to capture moments in history, and now it’s here for others to share.”