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Ten Valuable Joe Montana Football Collectibles

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Joe Montana made his National Football League debut in 1979. Valuable Joe Montana football collectibles include game-worn San Francisco 49ers jerseys, 1981 Topps rookie cards, autographed photos, signed Notre Dame throwback jerseys and 1974 Ringgold High

New Eagle, Pennsylvania-born Joe Montana (1956-) is a four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. A third round pick in the 1979 NFL draft out of Notre Dame, Joe Montana played his 1979-1994 pro football career with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, amassing 40,551 passing yards and 273 touchdowns. A two-time Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player (1989, 1990), a three-time Super Bowl MVP (1982, 1985, 1990) and an eight-time All-Pro selection, Joe Montana was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Here are ten valuable Joe Montana football collectibles that should interest sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field once again Super Joe Montana...

Joe Montana Circa 1990 Game-Worn San Francisco 49ers Jersey

A circa 1990 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers game-worn #16 jersey sold at auction for $1,673. The jersey was made by Wilson.

Joe Montana circa 1990 49ers jersey $1,673

Joe Montana Autographed Photo

An 8x10-inch color photo signed by Joe Montana in blue sharpie brought $89.63 at auction.

Joe Montana signed photo $89.63

Joe Montana Signed San Francisco 49ers Helmet

A full size San Francisco 49ers Riddell helmet autographed by Joe Montana sold at auction for $334.60.

Joe Montana Autographed Notre Dame Throwback Jersey

Joe Montana played his collegiate football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In the 1979 New Year's Day Cotton Bowl, Montana served up some gridiron heroics, tossing a touchdown in the waning seconds of the game to give Notre Dame a 35 to 34 victory over the University of Houston. A Notre Dame Fighting Irish throwback jersey signed by Joe Montana brought $262.90 at auction. Montana has also inscribed "1977 National Champs" and "Fighting Irish" on this limited edition jersey.

Joe Montana signed Notre Dame throwback jersey $262.90

Joe Montana 1981 Topps Rookie Football Card

Card #216 in the 1981 Topps football series constitutes Joe Montana's famous rookie card. One graded example in Beckett near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $65.73.

Joe Montana 1981 Topps rookie card $65.73

Joe Montana Single Signed Football

An Official NFL football signed by Joe Montana in silver sharpie fetched a top bid of $191.20 at auction.

Joe Montana Stat Football

A 1994 Joe Montana Official NFL Wilson football listing his career stats sold at auction for $30. He is referred to as "Joe Montana Future Hall of Famer." How prescient!

Joe Montana 1994 stat football $30

Joe Montana Lot of 3 Signed Checks

A collection of three Joe Montana signed/canceled checks from 1975 brought $657.25 at auction. One of the checks is to Notre Dame head coach Dan Devine for $18, which the latter has endorsed on back. This particular lot had come from Kim Montana, Joe's first wife. The spoils of divorce.

Joe Montana Signed 2005 The Winning Spirit Book

Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell authored the self-help book The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles That Drive Performance Excellence (Random House, 2005). A near mint copy signed by both men sold at auction for $42. No doubt Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice was principle #17 in Joe Montana's pro football career!

Joe Montana signed The Winning Spirit book $42

Joe Montana 1974 Ringgold High School Senior Yearbook

Joe Montana's 1974 senior yearbook Flame from Ringgold High School, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, sold at auction for $250. Montana is Joe Cool in his senior yearbook edition, sporting long blond hair, a pair of bell bottoms in one photo and pictured excelling athletically for the Ringgold High Rams in football, basketball and baseball. In 2006, they named Joe's old high school stadium in his honor.

Joe Montana Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Joe Montana autographed San Francisco 49ers mini helmet $64.53

 Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner

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