Vince Lombardi Trophy From Tiffany’s
When the Baltimore Ravens were awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the prize for winning the Super Bowl, they were getting an original. Unlike other sports trophies like the Stanley Cup in the NHL, which is the same cup handed down each year to the new winner, the Lombardi Trophy is a brand new one each year.
According to Wikipedia:
“During lunch with NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1967, Tiffany & Co. vice president Oscar Riedner made a sketch on a cocktail napkin of what would become the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Since then the trophy has been exclusively handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The trophy was first awarded to the Green Bay Packers in 1967 (when the Super Bowl’s official designation was the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) after they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
Initially inscribed with the words “World Professional Football Championship” and generally referred to as the world championship trophy, it was officially renamed in 1970 in memory of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi after his sudden death from cancer and to commemorate his victories in the first two Super Bowls. In 1971, it was presented for the first time as the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl V when the Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13.”