The Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy for the NFL is an iconic symbol of championship spirit and hard work. Additionally, it also represents great design, which we can thank none other than Tiffany & Co. for. Stretching back for over 40 years, the beloved premier jewelry brand has created the trophy that is presented to the winning team of the Super Bowl. The company also creates other trophies like The Pete Rozelle Trophy (MVP of the Super Bowl), The Lamar Hunt Trophy (champion of the American Football Conference), The George S. Halas Trophy (champion of the National Football Conference), as well as ones for other sporting events like the National Basketball Association Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, the World Series Trophy for Major League Baseball, and the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Trophies.
Here are some fun facts about the NFL Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy:
- Originally designed by Tiffany for the first Super Bowl in 1967.
- In 1970 the trophy was renamed for Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers, winners of the first two Super Bowls.
- Master artisans use traditional silversmith techniques like spinning, chasing, hand engraving, and polishing to create the trophy.
- The football (entirely rendered in sterling silver) is regulation-size.
- The trophy stands at 22-inches high, weighs about seven pounds, and takes close to four months to make.
- After the ceremonies, the trophy is returned to Tiffany's workshop in New Jersey to have the name of the winning team hand engraved.