Monday, February 4, 2013

DID YOU KNOW? Vince Lombardi/Super Bowl Trophy by Tiffany & Co.

The Lombardi Trophy
(Photo courtesy of Tiffany & Co.)

– Oscar Riedener (a former-Tiffany & Co. Vice-President - V.P.) sketched the trophy’s basic design on a napkin during a meeting w/ then–NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle circa 1967

– In 1970, the trophy was re-named for Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers, winners of the first two Super Bowls

– The trophy is annually created at Tiffany’s workshop in New Jersey using age-old silversmithing techniques including spinning, chasing, hand-engraving, and polishing

– The design features a regulation-size football rendered entirely in sterling silver (.925)

– The 22-inch-high trophy weighs nearly 7-pounds and takes approximately 4-months to complete

– After the field ceremony, the trophy is sent back to Tiffany’s workshop where the name of the winning Super Bowl team will be hand engraved

– Tiffany & Co. also creates the Pete Rozelle Trophy, which is presented annually to the Most Valuable Player - M.V.P. of the Super Bowl

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