Collection of (95) personal Rocky Bleier items. The group includes: wooden name made for his desk, signed personal baseball bat, luggage tags and expired membership cards (signed), (2) Steelers Alumni Golf ball sets in custom boxes, speech written in his hand, lighter, box of (25) personal smoking pipes, empty case of Rocky Bleier Beer (signed), large box of Rocky Bleier coasters, several ads for his play and other endeavors, his pool cue, Pittsburgh related items, signed Sports Illustrated magazines, and signed photos with great inscriptions. An interesting, eclectic sampling of Rocky Bleier items.
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.