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    The Hall of Fame tackle is honored for the Dallas Cowboys' first Championship!

    1972 Super Bowl VI Championship Gold Rolex Presented to Bob Lilly. Despite six consecutive seasons atop the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys entered Super Bowl VI with the reputation of a team unable to win on the sport's biggest stage. Playoff disappointment had become a recurrent theme, and most experts predicted a repeat of their Super Bowl V loss as they took to the gridiron at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans to face the AFC Champion Miami Dolphins. Instead, the 'boys turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the sport's greatest game, setting records for rushing yardage (252), first downs (23) and the least points allowed (3). The 1971 Cowboys remain the only Super Bowl team to keep its opponent out of the end zone.

    A lengthy handwritten letter of provenance from Lilly accompanies the presented timepiece, an impressive gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date with a diamond-studded bezel and hour markers, engraved "Super Bowl VI, R.L." on reverse with the Zale jeweler's logo. We excerpt his text below:

    "The watch was given to me by the Zale Corporation after we won Super Bowl VI. I spoke to the Zale Corporation's management team after our defeat in Super Bowl V and as a kind gesture, Mr. Zale said in appreciation for my being there he would reward me with a gold Rolex watch if we won S.B. VI. We won and he did! I sold it because of its weight and the fact I don't wear jewelry well due to allergies."

    The watch exhibits only light wear and is running, though will likely need a standard servicing in order to keep perfect time. The band has been shortened to fit Lilly's wrist, but the extra gold links remain. As a symbol of the Cowboys' first Super Bowl victory, presented to one of its Hall of Fame stalwarts, this elegant timepiece ranks with the most significant Championship awards we have had the good fortune to offer. Letter of provenance from Bob Lilly. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Lilly letter of provenance). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (Lilly letter of provenance).







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