Thrift Shopper Unwittingly Buys $20,000 Vince Lombardi Jacket

Thrift Shopper Unwittingly Buys $20,000 Vince Lombardi Jacket

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A tattered vintage sweater from West Point bought at a Goodwill outlet store for fifty-eight cents could fetch more than $20,000 at auction.

The sweater belonged to legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who had served as an assistant coach at the school just before landing his role with the champion Green Bay Packers.

Sean McEvoy, who purchased the sweater in North Carolina, later saw a TV documentary about Lombardi and saw a photo of the coach wearing the same sweater.childes-nativity scene-jefftaylor-submitted

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He told his wife and she remembered seeing a tag inside with a name written in ink. Lombardi: the name honored every year when the Super Bowl victor wins ‘Lombardi Trophy.’

The circa 1950 sweater is now being auctioned online at Heritage Auctions.

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Story tip from Joel Arellano