Through its partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lelands has secured 20 game jerseys from some of the team’s all-time great players for its upcoming Spring Auction.
Among the items that will be on the block are jerseys donned by Pro Football Hall of Famers Jack Lambert (1977), Andy Russell (1975), Mel Blount (1976), Rod Woodson (1992) and Jerome Bettis, along with the first game-worn jersey worn by future Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu ever to be offered by the Steelers.
For the past several years, Lelands has had an agreement to sell items from the Steelers archives including vintage game-used jerseys and other memorabilia, with proceeds directed to team charities. Previous Lelands sales have included similar jerseys that have sold for strong prices thanks to the team provenance. Many of the jerseys have been in safe-keeping by the team for over a half a century and are reaching the hobby for the first time.
“Thank goodness the franchise had the thoughtfulness to save these precious pieces of sports history for collectors who will cherish them,” stated Lelands President Michael Heffner.
Lelands has also secured personal items from four-time Super Bowl champion Jack Ham for the auction, with most of the items consigned to Lelands direct from Ham.
Connsidered one of the NFL’s all-time great outside linebackers, Ham has consigned game-used presentation footballs, his first NFL touchdown football, signed items and other pieces from his career. This collection will span multiple pages
in the auction catalog.
The Lelands Spring 2020 Classic Auction will open in April and close on May 15 at Lelands.com.