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Vince Lombardi Sweater Found at Goodwill Shop Could Sell for $20,000

Legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi's own West Point Sweater , found at a Goodwill Store for 58 cents, could be worth $20,000. It crosses the block in Heritage's Platinum Night Sports Auction February 21-22 in New York.

Presented is an incredible photo-matched jacket worn during Lombardi's years with the Army Black Knights, a garment that distinguishes itself as the earliest known from the wardrobe of the most heralded football coach of all time. The jacket is crafted from black wool with yellow and grey striping at the biceps and black chenille on yellow felt lettering reporting "West Point" on the chest. Zipper collar descends to mid chest and assists in the visual authentication, as all lettering matches perfectly in spacing relative to that guideline.

A handwritten identifier, clearly vintage, provides the certain attribution, reading "Lombardi 46" in black ink on a white cotton swatch at interior tail. A manufacturer's label from local New York football equipment supplier "Alex Tailors" appears at interior collar. Heavy wear is apparent throughout the garment, with a scattering of moth holes throughout that would be rendered nearly invisible if the jacket were mounted over a black-colored mannequin bust. The jacket remains structurally sound and retains an elite significance that more than compensates for any rather minor condition concerns.
1949-53 Vince Lombardi Game Worn US Army West Point Coaching Jacket, MEARS Authentic 1949-53 Vince Lombardi Game Worn US Army West Point Coaching Jacket, MEARS Authentic
1949-53 Vince Lombardi Game Worn US Army West Point Coaching Jacket, MEARS Authentic