Impressive collection of (65) Rocky Bleier and Steelers posters, plaques, awards, lithographs, and drawings directly from Rocky Bleier. Highlights of the collection include: Rocky Bleier painting by George S. Gaadt; "The Play" poster signed by Rocky Bleier; What It Takes To Be A Winner Bleier poster; Signed Rocky Bleier portrait; Crown Royal Achievement Award Poster signed by (7) including Bleier, Sayers, Scott Hamilton, & Wilma Rudolph; Franco Harris & Rocky Bleier LE canvas by David O'Keefe signed by both; (2) Sports Illustrated Rocky Bleier large cover mock ups signed; 50 Seasons of Steelers large wooden clock (not tested); Steelers Dynasty Reunited poster with 10 signatures including Bleier, Wagner, Russell, Greenwood, Mansfield, Brown, Ham, Stallworth, Thomas, and White; Rocky Bleier 1980 Man of the Year pencil drawing by Ron Mahoney; Franco Harris Immaculate Reception Story Artist Proof #88/232 by Linda Burnicott; Philly Sports Writers Most Courageous Athlete Award; Franco Harris signed Immaculate Reception Plaque; Bleier and Harris signed lithograph; Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Classic Champion Award signed by Bleier; George Bailey Award; and White House Christmas card from Jimmy Carter with letter from Hugh A. Carter. Approximately 75% of the pieces are framed. At least 21 are oversized. Size and weight will cause a shipping surcharge.
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.