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Football Memorabilia

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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 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.
Winning Bid $50     

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 560.  33 1905-11 Issues of “Tip Top Weekly” with Dick and Frank Merriwell Stories. Burt L. Standish was the penname for William George Gilbert Patten, the author of these highly popular early 20th century adventure stories. The Merriwell brothers became cultural icons. Their stories appeared in “Tip Top Weekly,” which identified itself as “An Ideal Publication for the American Youth.” Street and Smith published the weekly, which was printed on newspaper stock. The issues are: 1905: #460, 486, 491 and 494. 1906: #516, 531, 534, 536, 549 and 552. 1907: #568, 576, 578, 582, 587, 589, 597, 599 and 610. 1908: #612 and 629. 1909: #670. 1910: #720, 740, 741, 745, 753, 754 and 758. 1911: 774, 789, 790 and 794. These issues average vg. Each cover has an excellent color illustration. The Nov. 10, 1906 issue has a football cover with the story “Dick Merriwell, Halfback.” The Dec. 21, 1907 cover also has a sports theme.
Winning Bid $75     

Lot 561.  14 College or Other School Yearbooks, 1906-38 – Nebraska, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Etc. Nine of these yearbooks are from the 1920s or earlier. Generally, they have leather or leather-like covers and contain information on faculty and students, including photos of senior class members. Some may have autographs or names added next to individual photos. Most present excellent period artwork. For sports collectors, the 1938 University of Nebraska yearbook devotes 11 pages to football and three to basketball. With a record of 6-1-2, the 1937 Cornhuskers, covered in the 1938 yearbook, finished 11th in the Associated Press poll. Their only loss, by a 13-7 score, was on the road to the University of Pittsburgh, AP’s national champion. Vg-ex with better pages. Additional significant sports content is in three yearbooks, for 1918, 1919 and 1920, from Maryland State College, which became the University of Maryland in 1921. The 1918 yearbook, g-vg, has 14 football pages, four baseball and four basketball; 1919, vg+, six football pages, five basketball and four baseball; and 1920, vg, 20 pages on football and 16 on baseball. These editions are well illustrated. The other yearbooks are: 1906 Johns Hopkins, vg-ex, three pages on football and four on baseball; 1912 National University Law School, yearbook titled “Stare Decisis,” soft leather covers that show corner damage, ex-m pages; 1915 Georgetown University, missing covers and some pages at front and back, 12 pages on 1911-14 football, seven on 1912-15 baseball and six on 1911-12 to 1914-15 basketball; 1921 Reed College (Portland, OR), softcover, somewhat damaged covers, ex pages; 1923 National University Law School, front cover detached, back cover missing; 1925 Bliss Electrical School, vg+ to ex; 1936-37 Allentown Business College, softcover, ex; 1937 Washington College of Law, vg; and 1947 and 1949 Georgetown University School of Medicine, both ex. The Bliss Electrical School, a private, for-profit school established in 1893, is now part of Montgomery College. During World War II, it was one of six engineering schools chosen by the U.S. Navy to participate in the Electronics Training Program; it graduated more than 3,000 students.
Winning Bid $25     

Lot 570.  1975 Sugar Daddy All-Stars Series No. 2 Display Box. This box once held cards from a set of 25 football, hockey and basketball players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Plunkett and Phil Esposito. A price of 10 cents has been neatly written on the front panel. The box is complete and separated at two seams. There is some staining, a moderate amount of creasing and a 1” inoffensive edge tear on the back panel.
Winning Bid $45     

Lot 571.  43 Different Issues of “The Sporting News” 1986-1990. The issues are generally ex with a mailing label. The list follows, with key sports figures and special issues identified. 1986: 3/10 Hershel Walker, Doug Flutie, 6/30 George Steinbrenner, Len Bias, 9/29 Roger Clemens, 10/13 World Series issue, 10/27 Mike Schmidt, 11/3 World Series coverage, 11/11 Basketball Special and 11/17 Lawrence Taylor. 1987: 1/19 Super Bowl Preview, 2/2 Giants Win Super Bowl, 2/9 Mike Tyson, 4/13 Baseball Special, 4/27 Magic Johnson, 5/11 Andre Dawson, 8/10 Misleading Baseball Statistics, 9/14, 9/21, 10/19 World Series issue, 10/26 Bo Jackson, 11/16 Eddie Murray, Martina Navratilova, 11/23 Walter Payton and 12/14. 1988: 2/22 Mario Lemieux,, Charles Barkley, 4/11 Baseball Special, 5/16 Mark McGwire, 6/6 Nolan Ryan, 7/11 Baseball Cards and 10/17 Wade Boggs. 1989: 4/10 Ken Griffey Jr. & Sr., 4/24 Pete Rose Banned from Baseball, 5/1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 5/22 Tommy John, 6/19 (150 Years of Baseball issue, cover photos of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams and many others), 8/21 Nolan Ryan, 9/4 Pete Rose and 10/16 Ryne Sandberg. 1990: 4/30 Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, 7/16 Lyle Alzado, 7/23 Bert Blyleven, 7/30 Dave Parker, 8/6 Darryl Strawberry, 10/22 Dennis Eckersley and 10/29 Reds celebrate World Series win.
Winning Bid $35     

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