Lot 389. Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s – Autograph and Memorabilia Collection. With Super Bowl championships in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979, the Steelers were the team of the decade. Most of these collectibles commemorate the Steelers’ success. 1. Steelers Super Bowl 22 ¼” x 16 ¼” team poster matted to 26 ½’ x 20 ½”. Many Pittsburgh all-time Steelers greats are pictured - Bleier, Bradshaw, Greene, Harris, Lambert, Swann and Webster. The poster has several scratches, and a moderate amount of bubbling resulted when it was mounted on hardboard. The effect of these conditions is not great and would be diminished by framing the poster. 2. Autographed 1990 Pro Set #275 Chuck Noll card authenticated by SGC. Noll (died 2014) has signed this card in blue sharpie; his autograph is nm-m 8. 3. Two b&w 8” x 10” autographed photos, one by Jack Lambert and the other, by Lynn Swann. Lambert’s signature in silver sharpie mint 9, and Swann’s, in black sharpie, is nm 7 to nm-m 8. 4. Pittsburgh Steelers gym bag. This vinyl bag displays two b&w photos each of John Banaszak, Theo Bell and Jack Lambert. Labeled “Pittsburgh” on each of its two sides, the black, white and tan bag has a like-new appearance. 5. Attractive black & gold RC Cola 16 oz. bottle commemorating the Steelers’ 16-6 victory over Minnesota in Super Bowl IX at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Jan. 12, 1975. The front of the bottle celebrates the “World Champions – Pittsburgh Steelers,” while the back presents highlights of the “Pittsburgh Steelers 1974 N.F.L. Record,” among them “Gave up least number of yards total 3,074” and “Performed most take aways 47.” The bottle is like new. 6. Pittsburgh Steelers’ commemorative full-sized football by Fotoball, from a “Limited Edition of 20,000/Series II.” Still in its original packaging, the ball displays the Steelers’ logo on a colorful panel that depicts a running back. Another panel recognizes the Steelers’ first four Super Bowl championships and that “The Steelers won their fifth AFC title in 1995 and met Dallas once again in Super Bowl XXX.” This ball is like new
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Lot 392. Milt Morin’s Autographed Cleveland Browns Game-Worn Shoes. These size 12 ½” shoes manufactured by “Puma” have white leather uppers with orange accents. Showing good use, they have rubber soles with a series of small, short studs for use on Astroturf. Morin’s number “89” appears on the inside heel of each shoe. His black sharpie signature is gem mint 10 on a white area of the right shoe. A two-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end in 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Morin concluded his career in 1975 with 271 receptions and 4,208 yards. Among Cleveland tight ends, only Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome had better career numbers. At the University of Massachusetts, Morin earned seven varsity letters in three sports - football, lacrosse and wrestling. His passing came just one week prior to his scheduled induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Morin gave these shoes to our consignor, who was a friend.
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Lot 393. Milt Morin’s Cleveland Browns Team-Issued Practice Jersey Plus a Signed Card. The Browns 1966 first-round draft selection, Morin was a two-time Pro Bowler in 10 seasons as a tight end in Cleveland. His 271 receptions and 4,208 yards are second all-time for a Browns’ tight end, second only to Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome. The front of the white jersey has an illustration of a football with “Cleveland Browns” in bold black print above. Each sleeve and the back of the jersey have Morin’s number “89.” The jersey shows multiple stains, and a portion of the collar is separated from the rest of the practice jersey. Accompanying the jersey is a 1975 Topps football card autographed by Morin. The card is nm, and the signature in dark blue sharpie is mint 9 to gem mint 10. The jersey was given to our consignor by Morin; they were friends. Morin passed away in 2010, one week before his scheduled induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a tight end and place kicker who also played defense at the University of Massachusetts. He was the university’s first player selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 559. Baseball Grab Bag with Football, Basketball Too! - 1947 W.S. Ticket Stub, Autographs, Etc. This collection includes a Mets 1963 yearbook, an Al Kaline autograph, a football autograph and several basketball cards. Here is the list: 1. Ticket stub for 1947 World Series Game 2, Dodgers vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, g-vg. 2. 1963 New York Mets program introducing the Mets’ mascot, vg+ with writing one the schedule inside. 3. 1984 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook, induction of Drysdale, Killebrew, Aparicio, Reese and Ferrell, vg+ to ex. 4. Al Kaline signed 8” x 10.75” color magazine photo, nm-m 8 autograph. 5. Autograph of Pittsburgh, Boston and Brooklyn outfielder Jim Russell (died 1987) on a section of paper, nm 7. 6. Cliff Floyd autograph, 2001 All-Star, large nm-m 8 to mint 9 signature. 7. Autograph of Yale Lary, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, mint 9 on an unlined index card. 8. 1976-77 Topps basketball card, #93 Cunningham, vg. 9. 1988-89 Fleer basketball card #11 McHale, nm. And 10. 1990-91 Hoops basketball #317 Riley, ex-m+. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 588. Gale Sayers Boldly, Beautifully Autographed Circa 1970 Carnation Milk Advertisement. Although injuries limited his career, “The Sporting News” rated Sayers the 21st best pro football player of the 20th century, and the fourth best running back. George Blanda, who spent 26 seasons in the NFL, considered Sayers the best player he ever saw. In seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, Sayers was the 1965 Rookie of the Year, a five-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time rushing leader. In 1977, at age 34, he became the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Hall of Fame. Sayers’ autobiography, “I Am Third,” was the basis for the 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” which tells the story of Brian Piccolo, his teammate and friend who died of cancer in 1970. Sayers placed a large gem mint 10 autograph on a 10” x 13.25” magazine page with a Carnation Milk advertisement showing the Bears’ halfback and return specialist gaining ground against the Green Bay Packers. An inset photo shows Sayers as a young child. The page has a couple of creases in the lower right corner of the photo. The autograph, authenticated by Kevin Keating, couldn’t be better. On Sept. 23, Sayers passed away at the age of 77.
Winning Bid $30