1975 Andy Russell Pittsburgh Steelers Game Worn Jersey (Photo-Matched)
One of the initial members of Pittsburgh‚s famed "Steel Curtain" defense, Andy Russell wore this all-original, white road uniform, which has been hammered by use, with stains, fraying, and at least eight repairs that we can count. The linebacker‚s number 34 is displayed on the front, back and shoulders, sewn with black tackle twill, though the nameplate has been removed from the back, a common occurrence back in the day when they were frequently transferred from one jersey to another. The tail tagging includes Sand-Knit and Pittsburgh Steelers Size 46 tag, and a white year swatch with “75” stamped in black. Russell helped the Steelers win their first two Super Bowls (1974, 1975) in this jersey, and in its current state, it‚s no wonder it was retired from use. Comes directly from the club. Photo-matched to September 21st, 1975, vs. San Diego Chargers (Getty image 81540924).Never before has a major sports franchise opened its team archives going back nearly a century. Let alone a franchise as historic as the Pittsburgh Steelers.Founded in 1933 by Art Rooney Sr., the Rooney Family imprint remains to this day.From the glory of the Steel Curtain to an NFL-best six Lombardi trophies, the Pittsburgh Steelers name defines excellence and winning.We present the latest offering of “The Pittsburgh Steelers Archive of Exceptional Jerseys.” For decades, the Pittsburgh Steelers have guarded and saved their own equipment, thereby creating a huge void in the sports marketplace.As a result, the Pittsburgh Steelers have become the crème de la crème. The rarest and most sought after game equipment of any National Football League team.We were not there in 1922 when they first opened King Tut’s Tomb or discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.But now, perhaps we all know a bit about how that felt. All items will come with a letter of authenticity from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Lelands.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Steelers Archives Jerseys will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.