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Lot # 465: 1976 Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers Game Worn Jersey

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 14 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2020",
which ran from 5/17/2020 7:00 PM to
6/19/2020 11:00 PM

Blessed with uncommon size and speed, Steelers cornerback Mel Blount earned the second of his five Pro Bowl selections in 1976. That fall, the four-time Super Bowl champion wore this all-original white road jersey, which shows very nice use. His number 47 is stitched in black on the front, back and shoulders while his name appears in yellow, outlined in black, on the back. There is one noticeable repair above the number on the front and Sand-Knit Size 46 tagging on the tail, along with a year swatch highlighting "76" in black numerals.

Never before has a major sports franchise opened its team archives going back nearly a century. Let alone a franchise as historic as the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Founded in 1933 by Art Rooney Sr., the Rooney Family imprint remains to this day.  From the glory of the Steel Curtain to an NFL-best six Lombardi trophies, the Pittsburgh Steelers name defines excellence and winning.  We present the latest offering of “The Pittsburgh Steelers Archive of Exceptional Jerseys.” For decades, the Pittsburgh Steelers have guarded and saved their own equipment, thereby creating a huge void in the sports marketplace.  As a result, the Pittsburgh Steelers have become the crème de la crème. The rarest and most sought after game equipment of any National Football League team.  We were not there in 1922 when they first opened King Tut’s Tomb or discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.  But now, perhaps we all know a bit about how that felt. All items will come with a letter of authenticity from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Lelands.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives Jerseys will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.

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