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Vince Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl winner on display at NFL Experience

The trophy of NFL players' dreams was unveiled Saturday, and it now sits under video surveillance at the NFL Experience, the league's interactive gaming complex outside Raymond James Stadium. The Vince Lombardi Trophy was revealed Saturday morning at Tiffany & Co. at International Plaza at an invitation-only breakfast, attended by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Alstott and Vinny Testaverde, among other football stars. It is 22 inches tall and just less than 7 pounds. It's made of sterling silver and was created at a Tiffany & Co. workshop in New Jersey, a spokeswoman said. She declined to give its value, saying it's priceless because it's not sold in stores, but past assessments have put it at more than $10,000. The trophy was carried into the NFL Experience at about 10 a.m. by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes. It rests in a display case for spectators, and football fans stood in line Saturday to get close enough to take photos. The trophy was renamed to honor the former Green Bay Packers coach in 1971. Joe Namath, a Super Bowl winner with the New York Jets in 1969, will assist with presenting the trophy to the winning team at the Super Bowl. It will then be sent back to the New Jersey workshop to be hand-engraved with the winning team's name.

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