What company makes the USA National Football League's Vince Lombardi Trophy?
The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Company, which is presented annually to the winner of the USA National Football League's Super Bowl winner.
The trophy was named for the late Vince Lombardi before Super Bowl V. The trophy is a regulation-size silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides.
Height: 20.75 inches
Weight: 107.3 ounces
Value: In excess of $10,000
However, there is an interesting story of how the Vince Lombardi Trophy was designed.
In 1967, Commissioner Pete Rozelle took charge of finding a trophy for the first AFL-NFL Championship Game.
Former NFL Executive Director Don Weiss, in his book “The Making of the Super Bowl,” said Rozelle wanted the trophy to be aligned with his vision of everything about the game being first class.
The company he contacted was Tiffany, which brought in the company’s design chief, Oscar Riedener, of Switzerland, who knew nothing about football. Reidener went to FAO Schwartz, a toy store, and bought a football that he put on his kitchen table. The next morning he grabbed a box of Cornflakes, poured them into a bowl, and stared at the football while eating.
Over lunch the next days later with Rozelle and a delegation from Tiffany’s, Riedener drew a sketch of his design on a cocktail napkin. Rozelle liked it and it continues to be the design of the Lombardi Trophy over 51 years later.