He was in the midst of a Hall of Fame career and winning Super Bowl games when Ronnie Lott started All Stars Helping Kids 33 years ago. The Bay Area nonprofit group that helps children growing up in low-income and marginalized communities stands to get a big boost this spring, thanks to a newly launched auction. Earlier this month, we wrote about some of the items Lott … [Read more...] about Ronnie Lott Using Part of Auction Proceeds to Help Kids’ Charity He Founded
A collection of more than 140 items from the personal collection of Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott will be up for auction beginning next week. Heritage Auctions plans to offer some game-worn Lott items, autographed memorabilia, items he had collected from other athletes and additional miscellaneous pieces in its upcoming Sports Catalog Auction. A member of the … [Read more...] about Lot of Lots from Lott: Hall of Famer’s Collection Set for Auction
The will to win has been an intangible that experts have attempted to quantify for decades in an effort to recognize toughness, perseverance and the ability to do whatever it takes to succeed. Some players have it, others lack it—but it’s not a trait you can often label with a number grade. Every once in a while, a player comes along that redefines this mold, setting a new … [Read more...] about Sir Hit-a-Lott: 4 Iconic Ronnie Lott Cards That Don’t Punish Your Wallet
Defensive force Bennie Blades burst onto South Beach and helped lead the Miami Hurricanes to a National Championship in 1987. He was a key component of the famed defense, even earning the unit the moniker of "Bennie and the Jets" due to free flowing and hard hitting the style of play exhibited by the squad. His play that year also earned him the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award, … [Read more...] about Bennie Blades Q & A: Seeing His First Cards, Signing Autographs, Barry Sanders’ Cleats
The 1982 Topps football set has a solid mix of rookie and veteran players. But in terms of 1980s football issues, it's also one of the more underrated. While it doesn't have the heavy hitters in terms of big name rookies found in the 1981 (Joe Montana), 1984 (Dan Marino, John Elway), and 1986 (Jerry Rice, Steve Young) Topps releases, it's still worthy of finding a home in your … [Read more...] about 1982 Topps Football Set Had…Logos!