Thirty-five years after he retired from the NFL, Jack Lambert remains one of the most popular Pittsburgh Steelers legends.
A game-used jersey worn by the Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker during the 1982 season fetched $50,131 at a recent auction of Steelers memorabilia held by Lelands.com.
Lambert’s jersey received the highest auction bid among dozens of items, mostly game-worn jerseys, by some of the Steelers’ most prominent former players. A 1981 Franco Harris jersey was second among the items with a $31,127 high bid. A 1976 Mel Blount jersey went for $30,326, and a 1980 Terry Bradshaw jersey sold for $28,297.
A portion of the proceeds from the Steelers items will be donated to the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research. The auction concluded June 7.