Jack Lambert auctioning off personal items, including his teeth holder

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Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert is auctioning his personal football collection, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Lot. No. 590 of the Lelands Spring Classic collection includes the container that held Lambert’s false teeth during games. The teeth are not included.

Lelands called it a “most unusual but intriguing and important piece of football history.”

“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.”

The teeth holder has an opening bid of $300.

Bidding on the 23 items began Feb. 25 and runs through April 2.

An autographed game-worn helmet from the 1976 Pro Bowl has a high bid of $7,320, while a game-worn jersey from another of his Pro Bowl appearances has a high bid of $3,630.

Lambert, 68, retired after the 1984 season and earned induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

24 responses to “Jack Lambert auctioning off personal items, including his teeth holder

  1. A member of the generation before players made tens if not hundreds of millions over their career. Dear God, was he a warrior. I sincerely hope he doesn’t have money issues in the last chapter of his war.

  2. I really hope this isn’t because he’s broke. Dude was an incredible football player. If he was playing today he’d be making massive dough. He deserves to live out his life with dignity.

  3. Such a shame the Steelers won’t take care of the men that built the franchise. Dude is selling off everything to eek out a living. The classless organization perfectly matches the fanbase

  4. Great guy, great player. Within the HOF, there is a special spot for legends, and Jacks’s there’s on the first team with Butkus and Nitschke

  5. Love the fact that some fans have the opportunity to bid on 70’s memorabilia. Hoping that the Lambert family doesn’t NEED to auction this off.

  6. I’m 53, and he was the greatest MLB I’ve ever seen. Nasty, and a born leader. Truly hope he’s ok

  7. NFL pension is like $40K a year. If Mr. Lambert is struggling to live off of that paltry some, the Steelers should break him off $500K so he can live out his days in a bit more comfort. He helped build that culture that many others are still getting rich off of.

  8. Steelers please go check on this man and give him money if he needs it. Legend!!

  9. When you asked what piece of football memorabilia people wished they had I don’t think anyone said Jack Lamberts teeth holder.

  10. Olyhawkguy says:
    March 1, 2021 at 10:42 pm
    Such a shame the Steelers won’t take care of the men that built the franchise. Dude is selling off everything to eek out a living. The classless organization perfectly matches the fanbase

    56 52 Rate This

    Ryan Shazier might dispute this claim

  11. Such a shame the Steelers won’t take care of the men that built the franchise. Dude is selling off everything to eek out a living. The classless organization perfectly matches the fanbase

    Your bitterness and jealousy over the Steelers is not disguised very well. Your comment says way more about your lack of class than the Steelers and their fan base. Grab a Snickers and relax jealousy must be tiring and when you add in hate you must be exhausted..

  12. Is this another example of a depressed ex-player who’s bottoming out? The very first post is correct…someone should check on him.

  13. Lambert and Ham were so unbelievable. Sometimes Lambert gets so much attention due to his meanness, but boy, the talent he had. Whether vs the run or covering the pass, and a great mind to diagnose as well.

  14. Olyhawkguy says:
    March 1, 2021 at 10:42 pm
    Such a shame the Steelers won’t take care of the men that built the franchise. Dude is selling off everything to eek out a living. The classless organization perfectly matches the fanbase
    ———————
    You gotta pay the troll toll

  15. Met him downtown Pittsburgh with my mom when I was around 9 in the late 70s…he kneeled down to speak to me then pulled his teeth out…I ran behind my mother…good guy and one of my fav players of all time

  16. That was one scary dude. He was feared by QBs. He was tough and mean and played hard on every down. He was my favorite player, maybe because of the teeth. It would be very sad if he is doing this because he’s broke. I certainly hope that’s not the case.

  17. Cowboys fan here who had the privlege to watch those Steeler’s team of the 70’s and their great defense’s, the two players who always came to mind was Greene and Lambert, Great linebackers thorough the years in this league but I definitely wouldn’t have any problem having him as one of my three, Haven’t heard anything about him since leaving the game, hope he’s well and not having to do this for money

  18. A lot of people assuming Jack is broke. He’s not he just wants to afford gasoline prices this summer and some beef jerky.

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