About Mel Blount Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Mel Blount was an exceptional cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers during their dominant run of four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s. After an All-American career in college at Southern University, Blount was drafted by the Steelers with the 53rd overall selection in the 1970 NFL Draft. By 1972, Blount had established himself as a starter in Pittsburgh’s secondary and he did not allow a single touchdown during that season. Blount had a physical style of playing the cornerback that would not be allowed to translate to today's game, as pass interference calls were not as strict. The leniency of pass interference calls allowed Blount to physically overpower the receiver he was cover, especially since he was bigger, faster and stronger than most guys he played against. In fact, some people call the illegal contact downfield rule, the Mel Blount rule as it was enacted due to his physical play.
Blount’s best season was in 1975, in which he led the league in interception with a career-high 11 picks. Blount also won the NFL and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year Awards, while being named to the first of five Pro Bowls. Blount was part of an intimidating defense and all-around great team in the 1970s that won four Super Bowls in six years between 1974 and 1979. In Super Bowl XIII, Blount had an interception at the end of the game to ignite the game-winning drive as the Steelers defeated the Cowboys 35-31.
Upon his retirement, Blount was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his exceptional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount’s fans can now find amazing autographed collectibles such as signed footballs and helmets. We have countless other cool collectibles that have been signed by Mel Blount as well, such as photos and mini-helmets. All of these pieces of autographed memorabilia come guaranteed authentic and will look amazing on display in your home.
Collecting Mel Blount Memorabilia
Mel Blount Autographed Photos
: We offer a selection of rare autographed photos from Mel Blount’s career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some of the photos that we have of Blount show him calling the shots on defense, or in action with the ball in his hands following an interception. All the photos that have been signed by Blount are certified authentic and are sure to look fantastic displayed in your home, office or man cave.
Mel Blount Autographed Jerseys
: When Mel Blount was the star cornerback for the Steelers, there were few jerseys more popular in Pittsburgh than Blount’s No. 47 jersey. We have some great No. 47 Steelers jerseys that come signed by Blount, which are of incredible value to any collector. Fans should not hesitate to get their own Mel Blount jersey before it is too late. All of our Blount jerseys come signed and are guaranteed authentic.
Mel Blount Autographed Footballs
: Mel Blount won four Super Bowls with the Steelers in his career and fans can now buy their own football that has been signed by the Hall of Fame cornerback. There is no better way for Steelers fans to commemorate Mel Blount than by getting his signed footballs. These autographed footballs come with a certificate of authenticity and are sure to increase in value over time.
Mel Blount Autographed Mini Helmets
: One of the coolest memorabilia that we offer is our unique autographed mini-helmets. These helmets not only highlight Mel Blount’s signature but also with the small size it can be displayed wherever you want around the house or office. For each autographed mini- helmet the authenticity is guaranteed, so buyers can be confident in the value of their purchase.