I’ve been on eBay bidding on Reggie White jerseys for myself and my husband. Of course, I’m multitasking, always on the lookout for unique Green Bay Packers items.
As you know, I’m not a fan of most Green Bay Packers chotskies but when I stumbled upon a ‘Danbury Mint 1966 Green Bay Packers – Vince Lombardi’ for $14.99 + $5.35 shipping on eBay I paused for a moment.
A Vince Lombardi figurine would look pretty neat in my office. I should research this a little further…….
What is Danbury Mint?
Danbury Mint is a retailer that basically sells a variety of chotskies, coins, and plates. The company is licensed by the NFL. If you’ve heard of The Franklin Mint or Bradford Exchange, Danbury is similar (a).
Personally, I really dislike the Green Bay Packers items offered on the company’s website currently, but it was the Danbury Mint Vince on eBay that prompted me to investigate their NFL chotskies, specifically player figurines.
In the description I learned that this particular Vince was part of a larger piece; damaged as a whole, a seller was selling the figurines separately.
Made by the Danbury Mint in 1999 the original collectible included ten quality figures from the Lombardi Era. The 1966 Green Bay Packers featured from left to right in the piece are Jim Taylor, Jerry Kramer, Forrest Gregg, Paul Hornung, Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi, Willie Davis, Ray Nitschke, Herb Adderley and Willie Wood in the display.
As luck would have it, I found another seller offering the complete piece in decent condition. For a hot minute, I was the highest bidder, but the auction ended with me being way outbid.
The ‘Danbury Mint 1966 Green Bay Packers’ sold for $618.00.
Judging by the price point of the Danbury Mint individual figurines for sale on eBay I’m not the only one who appreciates these particular chotskies.
A 13x World Champion vibe always, Danbury Mint has sold various replicas of Lambeau Field over the years. I found both ‘classic’ Lambeau and ‘renovated’ Lambeau available at price points that might fit better within your personal cap space.
(a) Danbury Mint Retrieved from: www.wikipedia.com