SPORTS

Medals of Honour- Vince Lombardi Trophy

9/13/2006

This Tiffany-fashioned sterling silver statuette of a "laces out", primed-to-boot football is the most coveted piece of blingbling in the NFL.



This Tiffany-fashioned sterling silver statuette of a "laces out", primed-to-boot football is the most coveted piece of blingbling in the NFL. For those of you who have never laid eyes on Big Silver Betty, as Baltimore Ravens former president David Modell likes to call her, she sure is one pretty puppy.



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Born in 1967 as the Super Bowl trophy and born again under its current namesake after Lombardi's passing in 1970. It's three kilograms, 56 centimeters tall when upright, and would fetch roughly $100 000-$300 000 experts estimate, but until one turns up on eBay, can we really know? Replicas have gone anywhere from $13 000-19 000

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John Elway dinged it in a wayward celebratory toss, a D.J. in Baltimore licked cake off it, and in 1991 the New York Giants almost lost theirs following a wild Super Bowl victory party. Two hours after the players had vacated the team's locker room, NFL VP of special events, Jim Steeg, rifled through the broken champagne flutes and sweaty towels to find the trophy.

5-Time-Club

The Dallas Cowboys, The Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers own the largest collection of lumps of Lombardi silver.
The Packers, Patriots, Raiders and Redskins trail closely behind with three gridiron crown jewels apiece. (Unlike the Stanley Cupthe Super Bowl winning team gets to keep their championship trophy.

Last Word
If winning isnt everything, why do they keep score? Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)

This article first ran in Chill Magazine

Copyright © Mike Dojc 2006

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