Portions of the Proceeds to Benefit Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research
Pittsburgh, PA (Feb. 15, 2017) – Lelands is excited to announce a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers to serve as the team’s official auction house of game-worn jerseys and memorabilia. The first official auction of game-worn Steelers jerseys with Lelands – “The Pittsburgh Steelers Archive of Exceptional Jerseys” – will go live today and will run until March 17.
Portions of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archive Jerseys will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research, which was launched last November and supports continued research and education regarding brain injuries and treatment of sports-related concussions.
Game-worn jerseys available for auction online at Lelands.com and via catalog include Steelers Hall of Famers and legends:
- Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw
- Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris
- Hall of Fame defensive back Mel Blount
- Hall of Fame cornerback Rod Woodson
- Defensive ends L.C. Greenwood and Dwight White
- Running back Rocky Bleier
- Tight end Heath Miller
- Wide receiver Hines Ward
Each jersey available for auction includes a full description, and several have been photo-matched to a specific game and individual performance in team history.
All items will come with a letter of authenticity from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Lelands.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sport, and their game-worn jerseys are the NFL’s rarest and most desirable,” said Lelands founder and chairman Joshua Evans. “We are honored to partner with the Steelers and to offer up for auction ‘The Pittsburgh Steelers Archive of Exceptional Jerseys.’”
For more information about the auction, please visit www.lelands.com.
Lelands (www.lelands.com) is the industry leader in sports and Americana memorabilia. Founded in 1969 as the world’s first sports auction house, Lelands pioneered the move into high-end, Internet-based catalogue auctions in 1988. In the 1990s, Lelands opened its offices in Manhattan, where it held the first- ever live sports auctions, generating star-studded crowds and major news including the sale of the Buckner ball. In 2000, Lelands auctioned the Charlie Sheen Collection, considered the finest “quality” baseball collection ever assembled. In 2012, Lelands purchased and sold a 1920 Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey for a world record for a sports piece – more than $4.5 million. Two years later, Lelands became the dominant player in horse racing memorabilia beginning with the sale of the Seabiscuit collection of Christopher Lowe. In 2015, Lelands offered for private sale the personal collection of 1980 Olympic hockey star Jim Craig, including his gold medal, jerseys from the Soviet and Finland games, and the iconic flag he wore on his shoulders after the “Miracle on Ice.”
About Pittsburgh Steelers
In 1933, Arthur J. Rooney Sr. founded the Pittsburgh Steelers, and at the time, the Steelers were one of five other teams in the NFL. Since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Steelers lead the NFL in playoff berths (29), division championships (22) and postseason victories (36), and the team also has the most Super Bowl championships (6). In addition, Pittsburgh has 24 primary inductees that have been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Heading into the team’s 85th season, the Steelers have continued its success into the new millennium, winning eight division championships, three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl titles since 2000.