Another nice collectible for your consideration. You are looking on one (1) 1986 Topps #291 Donnie Shell Card, Graded SGC 98 (GEM 10). This 86’ Topps Donnie Shell card has been graded by SGC as 98 GEM 10. Gem Mint examples of 1986 Topps Football extremely hard to find. The card is SG 1255915-035. It would make a great addition to any registry set or Pittsburgh Steelers collection. A SGC 98 is equivalent to a BGS 9.5 or a PSA 10.
Professional football safety Donnie Shell was born August 26, 1952 in Whitmire, South Carolina. Shell attended South Carolina State University where he earned All-American and All Conference honors. Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent, Shell played for the Steelers from 1974 to 1987, retired as the NFL strong safety career leader in interceptions with 51. The long time starter was a five-time consecutive Pro Bowl member (1978-1982) and the 1980 Steelers Team Most Valuable Player (MVP). A four time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII & XIV), Shell made a key play in the Steelers 35-31 Super Bowl XIII victory. Shell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (HOF) in 1998 and was selected to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team.
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