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Lot Number: 77

Description: Exceptional 1978 Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers jersey (Championship season) with letter from Ham. On a team of Champions Jack Ham earned universal respect. Drafted out of Penn State in 1971, he earned a starting position with the Steelers during his 1972 Rookie season. Displaying unmatched quickness and an intuitive sense of the game he solidified himself as a feared on field opponent and team leader. He remains one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history having been selected to their 1970s All-Decade team and the 75th Anniversary All-Time team. The offered black dureen jersey is of noted rarity, no previous examples have been sold that we can confirm. The added link to the Steelers fabled Championship season places it squarely in the category of "museum quality." Proper "Sandknit" manufacturer's tags on front tail including "Designed & Tailored Exclusively for the Pittsburgh Steelers" tag and size "50." Next to this is the -78+ year tag. Player number "59" appears on front, back, and shoulders in white tackle twill and yellow lettered "Ham" nameplate appears on back. The jersey exhibits exceptional usage wear with team repairs scattered througout, soiling, pilling to material, and wash wear. Includes a signed letter reading in part, "I have personally reviewed the enclosed 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers home black #59 jersey and certify that I used this jersey during our historic Super Bowl Championship season." Without question, one of the finest professional model football jerseys that we have handled in nearly 20 years. Signed on the back number in black marker rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions and letter of provenance from Jack Ham: EX

Estimated Price Range: ($10,000-$20,000)

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