Lot 265. Oct. 23, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers Program. Pittsburgh won, 17-7. The Eagles’ Chuck Bednarik is on the cover of the 30-page vg+ program, which has a depth chart for each team and photos of Jim Finks, Lynn Chandnois, Jack Butler, Bill McPeak and Ray Mathews for the Steelers and Bobby Thomason, Harold Giancanelli, Pete Pihos and Wayne Robinson for the Eagles.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 272. 63 Pittsburgh Steelers Cards, 1952-80, Including Stars, Plus Stamps and Stickers. Bowman, Philadelphia and Topps cards are part of this collection. 1952 Bowman Large: #20 Chandnois g-vg and 53 Bach rookie f-g. Topps: 1957, #75 ex+ and 101 ex-m+. 1969, #259. 1972, #230 Greene ex+. 1973, 191, 264, 357, 382, 408 and 505. 1975, #528 Super Bowl IX with Bradshaw ex-m+. 1977, #9, 51, 75, 159, 180 Blount, 222, 245 Bradshaw vg, 261, 341, 405 Greene ex-m, 421, 501 and 522. 1980, 33 cards, including #10 Ham, 130 Stallworth (2), 155 Blount (2), 175 Greene ex-m+, 200 Bradshaw nm+, 256 Shell, 280 Lambert (2), 350 Webester, 375 Greenwood (2), 400 Harris ex-m, and 495 White. 1983 Sticker Insert Bradshaw. And 2002 Heritage #162 Bradshaw. Philadelphia: 1965 #148 and 1966 #149 Hoak rookie. 1972 Sunoco Stamps of Allen, Brown, Greene, Shanklin, Voss and White. And a Fleer Hi-Gloss Patch (2 3/8” x 2 ¾”) featuring the Steelers’ name and a team helmet. The cards without grades listed average ex+.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 273. 20 Steelers Autographs – Ham, Butler, Johnson, Bleier, Hoak, White and Stuvaints. All but three of the autographs are on 8” x 10” color photos. Jack Ham autographed an action photo and added “HOF 88.” Jack Butler was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. A three-time All Pro at cornerback, he was named to four straight Pro Bowls from 1956 to 1959. When he retired in 1959 with 52 interceptions, only Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell ranked ahead of him. Butler died in 2013. John Henry’s Johnson’s signature is on a 5” x 7” Hall of Fame card; Johnson was admitted to Canton in 1987. When he retired, he was fourth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. He died in 2011. A seat cushion commemorating the presence of Three Rivers Stadium from 1970-2000 hosts a Dwight Wight nm-m 8 signature. The cushion is 13” x 13”. Part of Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain defensive line, White made the Pro Bowl twice and helped the team to capture four Super Bowl titles. He died in 2008. Rocky Bleier signed his business card. Dick Hoak autographed five photos that have multiple images of him. A running back for the Steelers from 1961-70, he won five Super Bowls with the team as a coach. Russell Stuvaints, who grew up near Pittsburgh, was part of Pittsburgh Super Bowl XL team as a safety and special teams player. His autograph is on 10 photos. Butler’s autograph is nm 7 to nm-m 8. The others are at least nm-m 8. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $92
Lot 274. 4 Pittsburgh Steelers Autographs and a 1991 Yearbook. The autographs, authenticated by Kevin Keating, are by Rocky Bleier, John Kolb, Joe Gilliam (died 2000) and L C. Greenwood (d. 2013). The Bleier and Greenwood autographs are on signature cuts that are adhered to a magazine page and a Nov. 10, 1980 “Sports Illustrated” cover, respectively. Kolb’s signature is on a 5” x 7” b&w photo, and Gilliam’s, on a photo that’s part of a magazine page. The signatures are nm-m 8 and better. The Steelers’ 1991 yearbook is nm. Three future Hall of Fame members receive full-page photos – Chuck Noll, Dermontti Dawson and Rod Woodson. PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds for the sale of this lot will benefit Armbrust Christian Academy, a Pittsburgh area school that provides an education alternative for children from pre-school through high school.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 275. Nov. 3, 1946 Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers Program. Playing at Forbes Field, the Steelers defeated the Redskins, 14-7, for one of their five victories. The teams ended the season with identical 5-5-1 records. The 42-page program is vg with Art Rooney shown as the Steelers’ owner and Jock Sutherland as the coach. Bill Dudley is also pictured.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 276. 19 Pittsburgh Steelers McFarlane Figurines – Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Etc. Except as noted, these figurines are the standard McFarlane issue, generally 6.5” to 7.5” tall. All have been removed from their packages. They average ex-m+ with bases and accessories present. Here is the list: Le’Veon Bell, Jerome Bettis (mini), Antonio Brown, James Harrison, Santonio Holmes, Rarshard Mendenhall (2 different), Heath Miller, Willie Parker, Troy Polamalu (interception), Troy Polamalu (running, 2), Ben Roethlisberger (3 different), Roethlisberger (2 minis), and Hines Ward (2 different, one “Gotham City” with Ward wearing a Batman helmet). This group also includes three vehicles with Steelers’ logos – one from Press Pass, one from Upper Deck and one from Fleer.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 277. G-III Pittsburgh Steelers Jacket. Made of vinyl and cloth, this XL/XG jacket has “Steelers” spread across the zippered front. On the back, “Pittsburgh Steelers” is in large letters above a helmet with the team logo. Nm.
Winning Bid $20