Lot 258. Vintage Autographed Photo of Joe Greene as a North Texas State U. Player. B&w 8” x 10” photo from the Sports Information Director at the university is vg with creases that do little to detract from the Green’s image, which stands out boldly and almost appears three dimensional against the empty stadium in the background. Greene neatly signed it, with “My Best Regards” preceding his autograph and “N.T.S.U” following. His signature is a 10. A consensus All-American at NTSU, Greene was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1969 and Defensive Player of the Year twice. He is in both the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame. The only signed copy we have seen of this photo.
Winning Bid $138
Lot 261. Bobby Layne Signed Index Card Featuring His Most Exciting Pro Football Moment. PSA/DNA authentication accompanies the autographed card. Layne is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. An All-America at quarterback at the University of Texas, he subsequently led the Detroit Lions to NFL Championships in 1952 and 1953. He helped them to win another in 1957; a broken leg ended his season in the 11th game. Layne played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1958-62. When he retired before the start of the 1963 season, he held the NFL career records for passing attempts (3,700), completions (1,814), yards gained (26,768), touchdown passes (196) and interceptions (243). He is given credit for creating the two-minute drill. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Layne was ranked 52nd on “The Sporting News” list of “Football’s 100 Greatest Players” in 1999. Among the last players to refuse to use a facemask, Layne was called "The Toughest Quarterback Who Ever Lived" in a 1995 special issue of “Sports Illustrated.” He died in 1986. His autograph is mint 9 on an index card that lists the teams he quarterbacked. On the back, he wrote “Most exciting moment was winning the N.F.L. Championship in 1952 against the Cleveland Browns.” He also commended teammate Joe Schmidt.
Winning Bid $168
Lot 265. Autographs of HoFers Mike Webster and Dermontti Dawson on 8” x 10” Color Photos. Both players had Hall of Fame careers at center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Generally considered the best center in NFL history, “Iron Mike” played on four Super Bowl championship teams with the Steelers and was an All-Pro seven times. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1997. Webster died in 2002. Dawson was a six-time All-Pro at center for the Steelers from 1988-2000. In 1996, he was the AFC co-Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2012. Webster’s autograph is large and bold, mint 10. His photo is matted and framed to 12.5” x 15.5”. With teammate Jeff Hartings, Dawson shares a photo that honors Webster. Both Dawson and Hartings autographed the photo in gold. Their signatures are mint 9 to gem mint 10. Hartings succeeded Dawson when he retired. The photo, No. 53 from an edition of 200, is matted and framed to 13.75” x 16.75”. These photos will look great in a Steelers room or a Hall of Fame display!
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 266. Legends of Pro Football Banquet Program Signed by Bobby Layne and John Henry Johnson. Held June 17, 1984 in Pittsburgh, this event was billed as “The Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Reunion.” Steelers’ quarterbacks from 1948 through 1980 were scheduled to attend. Layne and Johnson autographed the back of the four-page program, which has the “NFL Alumni” logo on the front. The two autographs are close together and nm 7. Johnson added “Best Wishes” beneath his. The autographs have been authenticated by James Spence Authentication and come with a JSA Basic Cert with Certification Number M11025. Layne and Johnson, both members of the Pro Hall of Fame, were teammates with Detroit in 1957 and 1958 and with Pittsburgh from 1960-62. Layne passed away in 1986, and Johnson, in 2011.
Minimum Bid $75
Lot 270. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers Autographs – Joe Greene, Hines Ward, Greg Lloyd, Etc. One of the NFL’s best defensive linemen ever, Greene is enshrined in both the Pro and College Halls of Fame. His autograph is large and bold, mint 9 on a b&w 8” x 10” action photo. Other b&w 8 x 10s are signed by: Theo Bell, who added “#83 Super Bowl 13 & 14” in silver sharpie. The signature is mint 9. Dick Conn, who added “X22 Super Bowl IX” to his silver sharpie signature; mint 9. And Frenchy Fuqua, gem mint 10 blue sharpie autograph with “#33 IX X” added. Hines Ward autographed the cover of the “Sports Illustrated’s” Super Bowl XL commemorative edition. Ward was the game’s MVP. His signature, which incorporates his uniform number (86), is mint 9. The magazine is mint 9. Four other autographs are on color 8” x 10” photos: Glen Edwards added “#27 IX X” to his mint 9 signature in black sharpie. Joe Gilliam’s (died 2000) blue sharpie autograph, with “#17” added, is mint 9 to gem mint 10. Greg Lloyd signed in blue sharpie and added “95”; the signature is nm-m 8. Amos Zereoue added “#21” to his autograph. The signature in black sharpie is mint 9.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 272. Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers Nov. 20, 1966 Game Day Program with 30 Autographs. The Cowboys won this game at Pitt Stadium, 20-7. The blue ballpoint signatures are inside the back cover and on three preceding pages. Twenty-five are by Cowboys, and five others are by Steelers. They range from ex 5 to nm-m 8 and average ex-m+. Key autographs are by Hall of Fame members Tom Landry (died 2000), Bob Hayes (d. 2002), Lee Roy Jordan, Bob Lilly and Mel Renfro, all Cowboys. The other Dallas signers are: George Andrie, Jim Boeke, Frank Clarke, Mike Conneley, Dave Edwards, Mike Gaechter, Harold Hays, Chuck Howley, Mike Johnson, Warren Livingston, Ralph Neeley, Pettis Norman, Don Perkins, Jethro Pugh, Jerry Rhome, Les Shy, J. D. Smith, Larry Stephens, Willie Townes and Danny Villanueva. Five autographs are by Pittsburgh Steelers: Bill Asbury, Gary Ballman, Jim Bradshaw, Frank Lambert and Dick Leftridge. The center spread of the program with the player rosters is loose; otherwise, the program is ex.
Winning Bid $301
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
Winning Bid $50
Lot 390. Scarce Pittsburgh Steelers 1950 Schedule Keychain from Fort Pitt Beer. One side of the keychain promotes “Fort Pitt Beer The Better Beer!” This slogan is superimposed on the image of a football. The other side presents the Steelers’ 1950 football schedule detailed by date, night, exhibition and home or away games. Seldom seen. Vg.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 391. 6 Color 23.5” x 36” Posters of Super Bowl Steelers – Bradshaw, Greenwood, Stallworth, Lambert, Swann. These action posters are laminated, with one each of Terry Bradshaw, L C Greenwood, John Stallworth and Jack Lambert and two different of Lynn Swann. All but Stallworth were four-time Super Bowl champions; he helped the Steelers to win three. And all but Greenwood are in the Pro Hall of Fame. On the back, the posters show stains beneath the lamination. These stains are not visible on the front, which average ex. The Bradshaw poster has small amounts of paper loss in two places along the left side, and the Stallworth poster has three creases.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 398. 1948 Program – the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. In a season of mediocrity for both teams, the Giants edged the Steelers, 34-27, on Oct. 24. The 20-page vg-ex program has a page of nine photos for each team, including Paul Governali, John Cannady, Len Younce, Frank Reagan and Tex Coulter for the Giants and Johnny Clement, Val Jasante, Jerry Shipkey and Bob Cifers for the Steelers. Charlie Conerly also is shown. Jasante was a favorite of Steelers owner Art Rooney. For more than 50 years, he was the only Steeler to lead the team in receiving for five consecutive years. Hines Ward broke his record in 2006.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 410. New York Giants 25th Anniversary Program for a 1949 Game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers won the Oct. 16 game, the Giants’ home opener, 21-17. The 20-page ex program has photos of the Giants’ 1925 starting 11, as well as 1949 players, including Charley Conerly, Bill Swiacki, John Cannady, Joe Scott and the coach, Steve Owen. Several Steelers and Johnny Lujack and Sid Luckman also are pictured. The Steelers’ roster includes rookie halfback and future Hall of Fame executive Jim Finks. Al DeRogatis is among the Giants’ rookies on the roster.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 412. Nov. 27, 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles Program. Playing at Shibe Park, the Steelers became another victim in the Eagles 11-win championship season, 34-17. The vg 30-page program is illustrated with three pages of Eagles player photo and a two-page spread featuring the Steelers team. Among the players shown are Alex Wojciechowicz, Pete Pihos, Frank Kilroy, Steve Van Buren, Tommy Thompson, Al Wistert, Chuck Bednarik, Jim Finks, Elbie Nickel and Bill McPeak.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 414. Dec. 4, 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears Program. Chicago won, 30-21, at Wrigley Field. The 52-page program is ex. It has photos of the coaching staffs for each team and pages or partial pages of player photos. Pictured players include George McAfee, Johnny Lujack, Sid Luckman, George Blanda, Fred Davis, Bulldog Turner, George Connor, Ken Kavanaugh and Steve Suhey.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 415. Aug. 13, 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Colts Pre-Season Game Program. These Colts originated in the All-America Conference in 1947. With Cleveland and San Francisco, they joined the National Football League in 1950. Unlike the Browns and 49ers, they folded for financial reasons after only one season. The 24-page vg+ program (including covers) is for a game at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Colts’ Y. A. Tittle and the Steelers’ Joe Geri, a halfback, are on the cover. Inside are photos of Adrian Burk, Billy Stone, Lamar Davis, Barry French, Dick Barwegan and others for the Colts, and Bob Davis, Val Jasante, Bobby Gage and Jerry Shipkey for the Steelers.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 419. Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles Program for a Nov. 5, 1950 Game. The Steelers and Giants finished the 1950 season with identical 6-6 records. Pittsburgh picked up one of its victories in this game at Shibe Park, 9-7. The 36-page program is ex+ and offers photos of players from both teams – rookie Norman (“Wild Man”) Willey, Tommy Thompson, Steve Van Buren, Pete Pihos, Chuck Bednarik, Frank Kilroy, Alex Wojciechowicz, Vic Sears, Jim Finks, Elbie Nickel, Pittsburgh rookies Lynn Chandnois and Fran Rogel, and others. Rookie Ernie Stautner is on the Steelers’ roster, but not shown.
Winning Bid $30