Lets take a break from all this training camp stuff for a minute. I got my hands on something called the “University of Pittsburgh Football Vault” earlier this weekend. (Thanks for sending Reed!), and it’s pretty damn cool. If you aren’t familiar, it’s basically a giant, full color history of Pitt football through 2007, complete with all kind of memorabilia replicas (for example a copy of Jackie Sherrill’s Pitt contract, or the run-of-show for Pitt’s 1929 Rose bowl appearance.)
Here’s a couple of images so you get the idea. Needless to say this will make for some really good offseason content…so onto the bookshelf it goes until next summer.
Also…regarding vintage Pitt things. I’ve recently signed up as a partner with an outfit called Vintagebrand.com (Note they are not affiliated with the Pitt Vault). They are an online retailer that prints historical sports tickets and game programs printed on every day products such as t-shirts, caps, drinkware, posters, wall art, magnets, koozies, etc. While they are still working on getting some vintage Pitt script up on their site, they do have some pretty cool old-school block Pitt logos. Below is a sample of one item from each of the categories they sell. Pretty much any image is available on any item. (EG if you like the 1936 Pitt Notre Dame replica ticket stub, you can get it on a Mug). I’ve asked them to get some WUP gear up there, and so if anyone has any WUP images send them to me and I’ll pass them on. Also if you have any vintage Pitt things you think would make a good hat, t-shirt, wall art, etc let me know and I’ll see if they can add it to their collection. In the meantime check out what they’ve got. I bet many of you have been to some of these games!
Last but not least, since we are talking about vintage Pitt, how about some vintage Pitt fans? I received these pictures late yesterday evening from an anonymous source. I think its safe to say that wasn’t water in those red solo cups.