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    1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl IX Championship Lady's Ring. The 1974 Super Bowl featured Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw and the "Steel Curtain" Defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers going up against the scrambling Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkington and the "Purple People Eaters" Defense of the Minnesota Vikings in the last pro game ever played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. The Steelers ended up winning the first of their many Super Bowls, 16-6, in a hard fought game in which another Hall of Famer, Steelers Running Back Franco Harris, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

    Offered here is a 10 karat gold Josten's ring, one of the few rings ever presented to a woman in the early 1970s.

    This ring was given to Lee Arthur, who was a pioneering on-air television woman sportscaster for KDKA, the local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, one of the oldest local stations in the country. Ms. Arthur covered the Steelers from training camp in Latrobe, PA all the way through the Super Bowl that year. Notably, it was the visionary owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney, whose "Rooney Rule" today requires NFL teams to give meaningful head coaching job interviews to minority candidates, who helped ensure a welcoming atmosphere around the Steelers locker room which allowed her to cover the Steelers at that time. Ms. Arthur was later featured in an April 21, 1975 Sports Illustrated article by Curry Kirkpatrick as being one of the first five female sportscasters on television in the United States.

    Forty-three years later, this ring represents some of the early breakthroughs made by women in television sportscasting that helped make women a commonplace part of the NFL sidelines and in studios throughout America.

    Measuring to a size 6.25, and weighing 4 grams, the ring showcases a genuine diamond in the center. Light wear is exhibited throughout.




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