May 29—It will be difficult to top a collection that featured a container once housing Jack Lambert’s false teeth, but the folks at Lelands auction house have put more Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia up for bidding.
Lelands’ mid-spring classic auction runs through June 4 and contains 25 pieces of Steelers memorabilia, including game-worn jerseys by several of the team’s stars from the 1970s.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for brain injury research. Items can be viewed by visiting Lelands.com.
As of Friday night, the most popular item was a jersey worn by Steel Curtain member Dwight White. It had a high bid of $6,430. The jersey got so much use from White that more than 30 repairs were done from front-to-back and on the shoulders.
A jersey belonging to another member of the famed Steel Curtain, L.C. Greenwood, is from the 1978 season and has a high bid of $4,716. A 1983 jersey worn by Donnie Shell, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, is up to $4,287.
Another item collecting interest is a 2007 game-worn jersey by linebacker James Harrison. Its high bid is $4,176. Other jerseys up for auction were worn by the following players: Dermontti Dawson, Hines Ward, Robin Cole, Frank Lewis, Sam Davis, Bennie Cunningham, Davis Little, Frank Pollard, Louis Lipps, Merril Hoge, Jerry Olsavsky, Mike Tomczak, Mark Bruener, Levon Kirkland, Joey Porter, Brett Keisel, Charlie Batch and Max Starks. The auction includes game pants worn by Jason Gildon and Ike Taylor.
In Lelands’ previous auction, Lambert sold off many of his personal items, including the teeth holder that fetched a high bid of $19,914. In all, 23 items in the Lambert collection were auctioned for more than $193,000.
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