If you loved Jack Lambert, the Hall of Fame linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there are now a number of ways to celebrate your fandom.
After all, who needs an autograph when you can have the plastic container used to hold Lambert’s teeth during games?
It’s true, his old teeth-holder is among the items Lambert has put up for auction as part of the Lelands Springs Classic collection.
“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,” read the description on the Lelands website. “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.”
Lambert, 68, retired following the 1984 season. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his home state of Ohio in 1990. He played at little Crestwood (Ohio) High School, followed by nearby Kent State. Neither is considered much of a football factory. But regardless from where you hail, you can become a star linebacker if you really sink your teeth into it.
Lambert did that as a player. He also put his teeth in a container. And now it can be yours for the right bid.