Honus Wagner Store Orders More Steelers Gear

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The selling power of Pittsburgh Steelers merchandise is so great that the Honus Wagner store has placed new orders.

That wouldn’t be unusual, except for the fact that the Pittsburgh landmark is scheduled to close next month.

The sporting goods store, named for Pittsburgh Pirates great, has been serving sports fans since 1917.

Standard practice when going out of business is to sell off all the inventory and to not order anything else. However, the Steelers have changed that, at least temporarily.

Playoff success has employees unloading boxes of new merchandise.

Michael Pumpsano and his sons were at the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets.

“We’re all from New York and my two sons and I, we’re all Steelers fans. Black and gold and true blue,” Pumpsano said.

Dede Metro is as true blue as it gets and hasn’t missed a game in 41 years. She’s also loyal to the store where she works.

“Everybody knows Honus Wagner. Playoffs, Super bowl. So, we are getting, we have the championship shirts. We’ll be getting Super Bowl items and then probably the doors will close,” Metro said.

It will end a tradition that spans generations, but the Steelers will help the store to go out on a high note.


One Comment

  1. francis vith says:

    i feel so sad that another landmark is closing i bought my first glove there about 60 years ago farewell and good luck to all.

  2. FixPGH says:

    Well, if people would support local business instead of flocking to the Waterfront, Southside Works, and Walmart maybe these places can be saved in the future.

    1. Dave says:

      With the increase in crime and high parking fees, most don’t want to travel into the city. Not worth it just to get a glove.

  3. Steph says:

    It’s unfortunate that the local stores are closing but Dave is right. Hopefully the rehab of some of the building downtown will help to bring it back to life instead of shutting down at 5:00.

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