Showing definitive trends and stadium preferences, the 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers were a perfect 6-0 at Forbes Field, but a disastrous 0-6 on the road. In terms of Steel City gridiron wear, it doesn’t get much better than the offered relic: a Pittsburgh Steelers home jersey worn by former lineman Truett Smith. The black satin-like pullover garment features “67” sewn to the front and back in yellow twill. A crotch flap features two rows of three buttons each, a vintage “Wilson” label and a size “44” tag. Absolutely phenomenal game wear is evident with piling throughout and team repairs on the front, back and both sleeves. More on our website.
The jersey was given to the consignor by former Steelers quarterback Jim Finks during the 1953 season. Truett Smith had been issued #67 in 1952 and the jersey likely remained the following season when Finks gave it to a Castle Shannon, PA native.
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