Mountain of college recruitment letters all address to Rocky Bleier! Long before the days of email and the internet, colleges wrote and sent letters to perspective student athletes to "encourage" them to come visit and ultimately enroll. For your consideration are these 40 plus letters including newspaper clippings and even a Notre Dame ticket! Mostly opened and read, there are an interesting amount of letters that have never been opened. From all over the country, recruitment letters to Bleier include Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Boston College, West Point, The Naval Academy, BYU, Michigan and others.
It is always nice when an athlete makes a collection available to the public. As a collecting community, we are grateful for the opportunity to acquire rare and unique items from an athlete’s career. This one is extra special! For the first time, Rocky Bleier has made available his vast collection of memorabilia. Rocky is much more than an athlete. He is an American sports icon and hero. But even more impressive is the fact that he has been an inspiration to millions of people across the globe for his heroic battle back to the top of his profession as a football star. The items in his collection tell the story of Rocky’s fabled life. From his days at Xavier High School and his three time selection to the all-state team to his being Captain of the Notre Dame football squad to his battles and injuries sustained in the Vietnam War to his fight back to become a 4 time Super Bowl Champion to his life as a family man to the present day where he continues to inspire with his life story and overall kindness. This collection tells a miraculous story and we are thankful that we have the honor of handling it. On a final note, if you ever have a chance to meet Rocky Bleier in person, please take the opportunity. Having the chance to meet him, we can tell you that this man is the embodiment of a true American.