December 26, 2016

The championship ring awarded to legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi in 1956, will be among seven special lots featured in the upcoming SCP Auctions’ Winter Premier online auction, which begins the first week in January.

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Vince Lombardi led his Green Bay Packers to a 98-30-4 record and five NFL championship titles from 1959 to 1968. His championships included big-margin victories in the first two Super Bowls.

Before Lombardi was the Packer head coach, he was an offensive assistant for the Giants in 1956 when New York demolished the Chicago Bears 47-7 at Yankee Stadium, to win their final title before the start of a three decade championship drought for the Giants.

The seven items were consigned by the late coach’s only son, Vince Lombardi Jr. The championship ring is made of 10-karat solid yellow gold and was awarded to Lombardi.

The other items that will be in the auction include a congratulatory telegram to Lombardi from President John F. Kennedy in 1961; a Packers’ 14-karat gold and diamond cufflink; a Patek Philippe wristwatch (also highly collecting) presented to the Packers coach on “George Halas Night” in 1968, and a Bulova watch gifted to Lombardi in 1968 before the Bishop’s Charities Game against the New York Giants.

Owning a player 1956 Giants championship ring and having examined others, this Lombardi ring looks to have been unworn as the one I own and others I have seen have a fair degree of wear on them. The championship rings that year were made by Dieges & Clust.

“It is truly an honor for SCP Auctions to put these items up for bid on behalf of the Lombardi Family,” SCP Auctions owner David Kohler said in a SCP news release. “We are pleased to share some of these mementos with serious football collectors,” Vince Lombardi Jr. said in the same news release.

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