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Former Steelers Hall of Fame linebacker and four-time Super Bowl champion Jack Lambert has decided to put 23 items from his personal football collection up for auction, according to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Some of the items that Lambert is putting up for auction are an autographed game-worn helmet from the 1976 Pro Bowl, a game-worn jersey from another of his Pro Bowl appearances, believed to be from a game played between 1977-1979, and an autographed game ball from Super Bowl XIV when Lambert intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter that helped clinch the Steelers’ 31-19 victory against the Rams. However, the most unusual item is the container that once held Lambert's teeth.
“Some of the most recognizable photos of Lambert on the gridiron are of his menacing grimace, missing his front teeth; this is where those teeth resided until after the games were over,” Lelands wrote via Rutter. “Light blue plastic container has ‘58’ in bold black marker on the top and on the front, on one side Jack has written ‘Teeth Holder in Locker’ and on the other side he has signed and inscribed with his number 58 and ‘HOF ‘90’ in black Sharpie. Teeth not included.”
There has been just one bid so far on Lambert's container that held his teeth. The starting bid is $300 and there's 31 days left to bid. Bidding began on Feb. 25. Lambert's autographed game-worn helmet from the 1976 Pro Bowl has the highest bid so far out of all the items at $7,320. The opening bid was $5,000 and there's currently five bids.
Lambert, 68, retired after the 1984 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Below is a link of all 23 of Lambert's items that he's auctioning off at Lelands.