They are the ones who set the standard. The legends other players still strive to be like. They are individuals who represented what being a Pittsburgh Steelers' player was all about.
And now you could own one of their game-worn jerseys. And it's all for an incredible cause.
The Steelers and Lelands have partnered to bring fans an opportunity to bid on 'The Pittsburgh Steelers Game Worn Jersey Archive,' which includes 'Steelers Archive Jerseys.'
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research. The Foundation, which was launched in 2016 by the Steelers with a $1 million contribution, will support "continued research and education regarding brain injuries and treatment of sport-related concussions." The foundation recently awarded five grants to Pittsburgh research teams at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, totaling over $600,000.
While sports auctions like this are commonplace, doing it for a cause like the Chuck Noll Foundation is rare, the Steelers being the first team to do anything like this, kicking it off last year with their first auction.
Envision your fan cave with the likes of a jersey worn by Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann or Jerome Bettis, just to name a few. Some of the jerseys have been photo-matched from games there were worn in.
Bidding is now open and will run through Friday, March 23.
Among the incredible items up for bid are the jerseys below:
- Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert
- Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann
- Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Ham
- Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis
- Hall of Fame center Dermontti Dawson
- Defensive tackle Ernie Holmes
- Defensive back J.T. Thomas
- Safety Donnie Shell