Legendary Football Coaches: Vince Lombardi

painting of Vince Lombardi rising above football player helmets

Artist: Daniel A. Moore
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: July 25, 1997

Airbrush on panel

Early sketches for this stamp showed the legendary coach diagramming football plays for an unseen audience, but the artist and the art director soon agreed to highlight Lombardi’s winning reputation instead. The two “number one” hand gestures signify victories by the Green Bay Packers in the first two Super Bowls.

Art of the Stamp

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