Lot 100. Three Rivers Stadium Pair of Seats. These connected orange seats were removed from the stadium after the Pittsburgh Steelers played the final game there on Dec. 16, 2000. Three Rivers served as home to the Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1970. Made of a plastic material and metal supports, the seats are structurally sound and ready for restoration. They show some rust, and fading to their orange color. Measuring 40” across and 20” deep when the seat are used, they are not stand-alone; their supports need to be mounted to wood or metal at the back to be used. Fans who bought tickets for these seats had the joy of watching two World Series and four Super Bowl championship teams. With a little TLC, they’ll be a great addition to a media or sports room for another 30+ years of entertainment!
Winning Bid $489
Lot 102. 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees World Series Program. The 52-page program is scored for Game 3, one of the Yankees’ three victories, all blowouts. With strong performances from Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Bobby Richardson, the Yankees won, 10-0. A team photo of the Yankees forms the front and back program cover, which is ex+. The pages are nm with photos and brief biographical sketches of the New York and Pittsburgh players.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 142. Dan Marino Autographed Football. Enshrined in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, Marino was one of the best players in NFL history. In 1999, “The Sporting News” rated him 27th on its list of 100 greatest players, and he placed 25th on the NFL’s list of “Top 100 Greatest Players.” He also made ESPN’s list (#75) of top 100 North American Athletes of the 20th century. Marino’s autograph is large and nm-m 8 on a panel of a Wilson NFL official football. Currently deflated, the autograph and ball will display stunningly once an apparent small leak is repaired. KEVIN KEATING AND JSA AUTHENTICATION AUTHENTICATED THE AUTOGRAPH. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 144. NFL Alumni Football Signed by 26 – 8 Pro HoFers – Most with a Pittsburgh Connection. These autographs range from nm-m 8 to gem mint 10 and average mint 9. They stand out boldly in black on the white panels of the NFL Alumni full-sized football. Here are the signatures by panel: Don Maynard, Andy Russell, Mel Blount, J T Thomas, Mike Ditka and Mike Merriweather; “Bullet Bill” Dudley, Lionel Taylor, Jack Ham, Mark May, Shane Conlan, Robin Cole, Craig Bingham and Roy Gerela; John Banaszak, D (Dermontti) Dawson, Bobby Bell, Dick Hoak, Jim Sweeney, L C Greenwood and Emil Boures; and Mike Wagner, Kellen Winslow (Sr.), Dwight Hicks, Mike Tomczak and Charles Mann. Many of these players are also in the College Hall of Fame. KEVIN KEATING AND JSA AUTHENTICATION AUTHENTICATED THE AUTOGRAPHS. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $83
Lot 155. 16” x 20” B&W Photo Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers “Steel Curtain.” In the 1970s, the Steelers’ four defensive linemen played a central role in turning the perennial losers into the team of the decade. Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes, L C Greenwood and Dwight White were the original members of one of the most effective defensive front four in NFL history. Holmes participated in the team’s first two Super Bowl victories, in 1975 and 1976. John Banaszak succeeded him. Greene, Greenwood and White contributed to all four Super Bowl victories by Pittsburgh’s 1970s teams. Greene was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987. He is the only surviving member of the Steel Curtain, a name proposed in 1971 by a ninth grader in a local radio contest. The b&w photo shows the original Steel Curtain members seated on the Steelers’ bench. Homes signed it twice, once above his image with a thick silver sharpie and then again with the same sharpie used by his fellow linemen. The autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating and JSA Authentication, are nm-m 8 or better. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $148
Lot 156. Page Signed by HoFer Jim Finks and 20 Other 1953 Steelers Teammates. Finks was the starting quarterback on losing Steelers football teams from 1949-55. Later he coached and then made his mark as an NFL executive. His front-office performance earned him a place in the Pro Hall of Fame in 1995, a year after his death. He turned the Vikings, Bears and Saints franchises into winners. His autograph is nm-m 8 near the center of a 6” x 9.5” tan page that has five punch holes and is signed by these other members of the 1953 team: Fran Rogel, Dick Hensley, Lynn Chandnois, Ted Marchibroda, Claude Hipps, Tom Calvin, Ray Mathews, Bill Walsh, Tom Levanti, George Hughes, Dale Dodrill, Jim Brandt, and several others. These signatures generally are at least nm-m 8. Finks’ autograph is scarce. KEVIN KEATING AND JSA AUTHENTICATION AUTHENTICATED THE AUTOGRAPHS. THE JSA AUCTION LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY MAY BE EXCHANGED AT A DISCOUNT FOR A FULL LOA.
Winning Bid $354
Lot 157. Antonio Brown Autograhed Pittsburgh Steelers Full-Sized Helmet. During the past two seasons, Brown has established himself as one of the NFL’s premier receivers. Last year, he led the leagues in receptions and receiving yards. After less than six seasons, he is already fourth on the Steelers’ all-time list in receiving yards. This year, despite the absence of Ben Roethlisberger from several games, he is second in the NFL in receptions and yards. In five complete seasons, he was a Pro Bowl selection three times and an All-Pro twice. Brown’s autograph is large and bold, mint 9 to gem mint 10, on an nm-m Steelers’ helmet by Riddell. Kevin Keating authenticated the signature.
Winning Bid $180
Lot 158. 8 Pittsburgh-Related Autographs– Blount, Ditka, Greene, Ham, Johnson and Noll. These signatures, by five Pittsburgh Steelers and one Pittsburgh Panther, are on Pro Football Hall of Fame 8” x 10” b&w photos. All of these photos are in a horizontal format with two images of the player, one head and shoulders, and the other, an action shot, either posed or from a game. Each lists the year the player was inducted into the HoF. Mel Blount, Joe Greene, Jack Ham (signed both images), John Henry Johnson (signed both) and Chuck Noll are in the HoF because of their affiliation with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ditka was enshrined for his career as a tight end with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Before his NFL career, he played football and basketball at Pitt. The Ditka and Noll autographs are personalized to “Frank.” The Johnson signatures are nm 7. The others are nm-m 8 or better. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $60
Lot 159. Pittsburgh “City of Champions” Fire Hydrant. These hydrants made their debut in limited numbers in Pittsburgh in the 1970s as the Pirates and Steelers both won championships. Measuring approximately 31” high and as much as 21” across, this hydrant is painted Steelers and Pirates black and gold. “City of Champions” is molded into the cap or bonnet in letters ½” tall. The hydrant has three outlets. More than 95 percent of the paint is present, and the unit is ex. If you’re looking for an attention-grabbing conversation piece, this could be it! PLEASE NOTE: This hydrant weighs slightly more than 200 pounds. We will deliver it to most locations within 400 miles of our office for reimbursement for gasoline. Figure 20 cents per miles. The recipient must provide assistance in unloading it. Delivery to more distant locations is negotiable.
Winning Bid $218
Lot 160. Jack Lambert, L C Greenwood and Dwight White Signed 16” x 20” B&W Action Photo. In the photo, Steelers’ defenders stop Baltimore Colts’ quarterback Bert Jones. The autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are large and nm-m 8 to mint 9. The photo apparently has been edited with a filter technique that adds brown-gold tones to the b&w original. The photo is double matted and framed to 22.25” x 26.5”.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 161. Pittsburgh Steelers “Bucket” Purse Signed by Greene, Blount and Other Players. With the Steelers’ logo as the backdrop, a vinyl surface of the purse displays 17 autographs, including Joe Green and Mel Blount. Each added the year of his Hall of Fame induction. Among the other signatures are John Stallworth, Mike Wagner, Ron Johnson, Gerry “Moon” Mullins, Craig Wolfley, D. (Donnie) Shell, Tunch Ilkin, Robin Cole, Jeff Hartings, Bad Rad (Dan Radakovich) and Marv Kellum. Almost all of these signatures are nm-m 8 or better. and several others. The purse, which has one large compartment, measures 11” across x 7.5” high x 5” wide at the base. It is unused and nm-m. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 162. Chuck Noll Autographed Pittsburgh Steelers Mini Helmet. Noll transformed the Steelers without a single NFL Championship in four decades of existence to four-time Super Bowl winners in the 1970s. His autograph in gold is nm-m 8 to mint 9 on the black and gold mini helmet by Riddell. Noll passed away in 2014. He was enshrined in the Pro Hall of Fame in 1993. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 163. Dave Wannstedt Autographed University of Pittsburgh Mini Football Helmet. Mint 9 signature authenticated by Kevin Keating on a mini helmet by Riddell. Wannstedt had the best record of any Panther head coach in a 21-year period, from 1990-2010. In six seasons, his teams won 42 games and lost 31. From Mike Gottfried’s departure in 1989 until Wannstedt’s arrival in 2005, Pitt won 76, lost 97 and tied 2. Despite being relatively successful, Wannstedt apparently was forced to quit after the 2010 season by an athletic director who left Pitt for Nebraska, failed there, and then returned to Pitt. After Wannstedt, from 2011-14, Pitt went through three head coaches, one who was fired before he coached a game, and two whose priority was getting out of the city. They won 25 games and lost 27. Wannstedt was head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1993-98 and had success in the NFL as a defensive coordinator. Currently he is part of the FOX Sports staff.
Winning Bid $15
Lot 164. University of Pittsburgh Football Collection – 25 Programs and 30 Ticket Stubs, 1958-97. Ten programs are for home games: 1958 vs. Notre Dame; 1967 vs. Miami (FL), with a full page on Ted Hendricks; 1977 vs. William & Mary and Syracuse; 1978 vs. Temple (2), North Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida State; and 1979 vs. Cincinnati. These programs average ex. Thirteen are for road games: 1970 at Navy; 1972 at Notre Dame; 1974 at Navy; 1975 at Temple; 1978 at Navy; 1979 at Temple; 1981 at North Carolina, West Virginia and Temple; 1983 at West Virginia and Navy; 1986 at North Carolina State, and 1992 at Maryland. Ex-m overall. Two bowl game programs are part of the collection, for the 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl, vg+ to ex, and the 1997 Liberty Bowl, ex. Pitt lost to Texas in the 1987 game and to Southern Mississippi in the 1997 game. One ticket is present, for 1983 vs. Army, vg. One stub is for a bowl game, the 1983 Cotton Bowl; SMU narrowly defeated Pitt, 7-3. G-vg. Here is a list of the stubs for home games: 1970 vs. UCLA, Miami and Boston College; 1972 vs. Northwestern; 1974 vs. Temple; 1975 vs. William & Mary, Duke and Navy; 1977 vs. Navy and Syracuse; 1978 vs. Temple and North Carlona; 1979 vs. Boston College, Navy and Syracuse; 1980 vs. Temple; 1981 vs. Syracuse and Army; 1982 vs. North Carolina and Temple; 1985 vs. North Carolina State and Syracuse; 1986 vs. West Virginia, and 1988 vs. Ohio State, Notre Dame and Temple. There are three road tickets: 1970 at Penn State, 1974 at Navy and 1981 at Temple. Grades of these tickets range from g to nm and average vg.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 165. 3 Pitt Football Programs – from 1934, 1945 and 1958 Plus 1934 and 1958 Ticket Stubs. In its season opener on Sept. 29, 1934, Pitt defeated nearby Washington & Jefferson College, 26-6. Among the photos in 52-page program are those of Jock Sutherland, the Pitt coach; Wilbur “Fats” Henry, the W&J assistant coach; and Pitt All-Americans Charles Hartwig and George Shotwell. The front cover shows some scuffs; otherwise, the program is ex. The two-part ticket stub has stamping on the back indicating it is part of a season ticket package. Ex. Pitt lost to Temple, 6-0, in the Oct. 27, 1945 game. The four-page program, typical for the World War II era, is vg. The 28-page program for the Nov. 8, 1958 Notre Dame game pictures Mike Ditka, Dick Mills, Art Gob, Fred Cox, Mike Lucci, John Guzik and Dick Haley for Pitt and Nick Pietrosante, Al Ecuyer, Myron Pottios, Red Mack, Bob Wetoska, Monty Stickles, George Izo and Bronko Nagurski Jr. for Notre Dame. Notre Dame won, 29-26. The program has a vg-ex cover and better interior. The ticket stub is f-g with multiple light to moderate creases; it is free of stains or other problems.
Winning Bid $25