Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Legendary Football Coaches:
Vince Lombardi

Airbrush on panel

Artist: Daniel A. Moore

Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: July 25, 1997

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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.


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