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    1966 World Champion Green Bay Packers Silver Tea Set - Lionel Aldridge Collection. The year 1966 was, without question, one of Lionel Aldridge and the Green Bay Packers' most noteworthy seasons. During training camp of that special season, countless number of football experts predicted that the "Green and Gold" would win the World Championship, again under the legendary head coach Vince Lombardi. But the Dallas Cowboys had other ideas. The Cotton Bowl was the site of the 1966 NFL Championship game, and it took every bit of Green Bay's effort, and a late game-saving interception of the Cowboys' Don Meredith by the Packers' Tom Brown to clinch the game, propelling the team into the first Super Bowl. Again, nobody expected the Packers to fall to the Kansas City Chiefs in the first "Big Game," but with those lofty expectations came heavy pressure for Lombardi and his players. Nevertheless, the Packers prevailed in the first AFC/NFC showdown, in front of the Los Angeles Coliseum and large television audience, and the rest is history.

    From that memorable season, we present a complete silver tea set that originates from the collection of Packers great Lionel Aldridge. Presented to the great defensive end after the dust settled from the successful year, this "Viners of Sheffield" collection has "World Champions 1966 Green Bay Packers" beautifully engraved at the 13.5x21" tray's center. Each piece has the proper markings on the bases, with "Made in England" on each. Extremely light tarnishing is exhibited throughout, which can easily be polished for maximum displayability. Present in the household of his widow for many years, we are proud to offer this unique championship presentation. Letter of provenance from Vicky Aldridge-Nelson.

    The Lionel Aldridge Collection

    One of few rookies ever to start for the legendary Vince Lombardi, Lionel Aldridge was an integral part of three NFL Championships and two Super Bowl victories during his eleven-year career as a star defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, and later as member of the San Diego Chargers. An esteemed inductee of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Aldridge was a popular sports analyst in Milwaukee, and for Packers radio and NBC until manifesting paranoid schizophrenia in the late 1970's. Homeless for a period of time due to misdiagnosis, Aldridge eventually recovered, and became an advocate for the homeless and the mentally ill until his death in 1998. An eternal member of the Green Bay Packers family, Aldridge is represented in the following collection of memorabilia, which was consigned directly by his widow, Vicky Aldridge-Nelson. Each lot will accompany a signed letter of provenance from Mrs. Aldridge-Nelson.


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