Joe Montana made a name for himself by outplaying his opponents in clutch moments and that’s why the Hall of Fame quarterback is widely considered to be one of the greatest NFL players ever to play the game. Better known as “Joe Cool,” Montana led 31 fourth quarter comeback wins during his storied football career with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Montana etched his name in NFL lore with his four Super Bowl titles and three Super Bowl MVP awards as a Niner.
The 49ers drafted Joe Montana out of the University of Notre Dame during the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft. Montana became notorious for leading fourth quarter comebacks while at Notre Dame, and that ability earned him the starting position consistently. During the 1977 season, Montana began the season as the third-string quarterback on the Notre Dame roster but that quickly changed after a game against Purdue. Montana was inserted into the game during the fourth quarter and the Irish trailing 24-14 and went on to throw for 154 yards with a touchdown to lead Notre Dame to a 31-24 comeback win. After that victory, Montana never relinquished the starting role and led his team to a defeat a top-ranked Texas team in the Cotton Bowl, making Notre Dame the 1977 National Champions.
Upon joining the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana continued to be successful on the football field. Montana consistently led the 49ers to the playoffs, where he played his best football under the brightest lights. Although Montana was a consistent postseason contender, it was during the 1981 NFC Championship game that he provided NFL fans with a moment that would live on forever. With his 49ers trailing the Cowboys 27-21 with a little over four minutes to play, Montana led a furious drive that came to a slight halt at the Dallas six-yard line with less than a minute to go. What happened next was historical: Montana took a snap and scrambled around until making an off-balance throw to the back of the end zone where the pass connected with Dwight Clark for the game-winning touchdown. The play lives on in history as “The Catch,” but it also lifted Montana and the 49ers to a Super Bowl trip against the Cincinnati Bengals. During Super Bowl XVI, Montana outplayed the competition to the tune of 157 yards on 14-of-22 passes while recording two touchdowns and earning his first Super Bowl MVP Award.
Joe Montana went on to win three more Super Bowl’s at the helm of the 49ers while earning the Super Bowl MVP nod two more times. Despite completing sixteen seasons of memorable football, the greatest highlight of his iconic career might have come during Super Bowl XXIV when Montana completed 22-of-29 passes for 297 yards and a then Super Bowl record five touchdowns. After retiring from the NFL in 1994, Montana was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first time one the ballot in 2000 and joined the greatest players in NFL history. As one of the best players to ever play the game, it’s no surprise that every historical football conversation about quarterbacks starts with the name Joe Montana. Montana will always remain a part of NFL history because his name is synonymous with winning and clutch play, but the memories of his playing days should also be kept immortalized in every sports collection. Our selection of Joe Montana memorabilia boasts a variety of autographed football products to commemorate his many accolades and offers every kind of sports collector the perfect addition to their collection.
- Joe Montana Signed Jerseys: As an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL MVP, Joe Montana’s accolades rank him as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. On top of his individual awards, Montana could always be relied on during the games that mattered most. NFL fans and collectors are constantly looking for ways to preserve the legacy of Joe Montana, and the best way to do that is by adding a signed Joe Montana jersey to their collection. A jersey represents a player like no other item does, therefore making it an extremely collectible item. An autographed Joe Montana jersey that has been hand-signed by the Hall of Famer, is a timeless piece for any collection and many products even feature the statistics he accumulated during his four Super Bowl wins and many accolades.
- Joe Montana Autographed Footballs: Joe Montana was the ultimate winner when it came to football. He won a National Title in college and led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories during his illustrious professional career. Montana has one of the best track records when it came to big games like the Super Bowl – in his four appearances; Montana threw 11 touchdowns with zero interceptions. Montana paved the way for quarterbacks of the future, and many of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL today credit him as their football-related inspiration. Since Montana’s retirement in the mid-90s, fans and collectors have scrambled to find ways to preserve his NFL memory. The addition of an autographed Joe Montana football will do wonders for any memorabilia collection seeking to add some historical context. In addition to being etched with a rare Joe Montana autograph, many signed footballs also include unique inscriptions of statistics and highlights from the Hall of Famer’s career.
- Joe Montana Signed Helmets: Joe Montana was one of the best quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen, that much is set in stone. Some NFL purists have Montana as the single greatest quarterback to ever play, which speaks volumes to the amazing player that he was. Montana led the 49ers to four Super Bowl victories and was named MVP of three of those Super Bowl trips. He consistently led his team to the playoffs, and when his team needed him most he always showed up with his A-game. San Francisco 49ers fans can highlight Montana’s career by adding a signed Joe Montana helmet to their memorabilia collection. Each classic 49ers helmet honors one of the greatest players to grace the field and many commemorate Montana’s induction into the Hall of Fame with the inscription “HOF 2000.”
- Joe Montana Signed Mini Helmets: As a four-time Super Bowl champion, Joe Montana was the top player on a perennial championship team. Collectors and fans strive to find authentic Joe Montana memorabilia in order to add a piece of NFL history to their collection. Lucky enough, our expansive selection of signed Joe Montana memorabilia offers the perfect product for anyone searching to add to their collection. An autographed Joe Montana mini helmet serves as a great pickup for any collector or a fantastic gift for a life-long San Francisco 49ers fan. Each Joe Montana signed mini helmet is hand-signed by the all-time great and many denote his Super Bowl MVP’s with the Roman numeral inscriptions of each championship game where he was deemed the best player.
- Joe Montana Autographed Photos: Joe Montana revolutionized the game of football. He provided many of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL today with the template on how to be successful over and over again. Montana led the 49ers to four Super Bowl wins and had the team in contention for a title almost every year. With a career full of highlights, it’s difficult to choose just one moment to preserve within a collection, but within our massive selection of signed Joe Montana photos we provide fans and collectors an abundance of iconic moments to choose from. An autographed Joe Montana photo is perfect for any hardcore San Francisco 49ers fan and captures some of the most memorable plays and achievements from his career. Each photo is signed by the Hall of Fame quarterback and is guaranteed to bring value to any sports collection as a Joe Montana autograph continues to acquire worth over the years.