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Description1978-79 Mike Webster Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey with Back-To-Back Super Bowl Seasons Use & 38 Repairs! If you do a Google search for "the greatest football center of all-time," chances are that a photo of Mike Webster will pop up.
The absolute best at what he did, no other offensive lineman ever meant more to the success of his team than Mike Webster meant to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team of the 70's. Athletic, ferocious and durable, he excelled at all facets of his discipline, protecting Terry Bradshaw for a decade and opening holes through which Franco Harris would gain nearly 12,000 yards.
Presented here is quite possibly the finest example of a game worn football jersey that you will ever encounter. Used in back-to-back Super Bowl championships seasons by a Hall of Famer and exhibiting an incredible thirty-eight team-executed stitch repairs, this black Steelers durene exemplar, with gold/black/white sleeve striping, displays "52" on the front, back, and shoulders, all sewn-on in white tackle twill. "Webster" is affixed to the verso nameplate in gold tackle twill and Medalist Sand-Knit tagging is present in the tail, denoting exclusivity, size ("48"), and the year ("78"). Furthermore, the front "2" is signed and inscribed "Mike Webster, 1980 Super Bowl, Steelers 31 Rams 19" in 8/10 vintage black ink. Note: We have not been able to conclusively match this to the Super Bowl.
When he passed away at age fifty, due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, it was estimated that the number of blows he absorbed on a football field was equivalent to 25,000 automobile accidents. If that figure is accurate, then this exemplar most likely absorbed over 1,000 of those blows.
A four-time Super Bowl champion, seven-time First Team All-Pro, and nine-time Pro-Bowl selection, Mike Webster was named to the NFL's 1970's & 1980's All-Decade Teams, 75th & 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams, and the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team. LOA form Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $15,000 - up.
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