The Vince Lombardi trophy returned to Newark this month and is on display at The Newark Museum through March 30 and just in time for the Superbowl. This week, the Museum hosted Newark's Largest Tailgate Party, complete with Elizabeth High School's marching band, food demonstrations by New Jersey's top chefs and of course no tailgate would be complete with out wings, or in this case a wing off. For full details, read Peter Genovese account~ nobody knows Jersey eats like Peter ~ here
The original Lombardi was made by Tiffany & Co. in 1967 in Newark. It was awarded to the Green Bay Packers in the AFL -NFL World Championship in '67. In 1970 the trophy was named after football's favorite son after he lost the battle to cancer.
The trophy is 22 inches tall and weighs 7 pounds. The football and the pedestal it stands on is made of sterling silver. The crown jewel of the game is on display until March 30th in City of Silver and Gold ~ From Tiffany to Cartier event. The Newark Museum celebrates 100 years of serving New Jersey so when you go wish them a Happy Birthday.
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