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Lot # 160: Rocky Bleier Plaque and Award Collection (39)

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2019 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/3/2019 7:00 PM to
12/6/2019 10:00 PM

Incredible collection of awards and plaques from Rocky's career. Rocky won four Super Bowls with the Steelers and was a Vietnam veteran wining the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. There is a wide range of items here celebrating his on and off the field efforts. Highlights include Most Courageous Athlete of Decade Award, Catholic War Veterans' Man of the Year Award, 1974 America's Most Inspiring Professional Athlete, Rocky Bleier Day in Wisconsin plaque and recognition from the House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Special Olympics, American Legion, Notre Dame Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, The Knights of Columbus and many more. Outstanding pieces of an outstanding life. Total of 39 pieces.

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.

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