Owner Interview: Green Bay Packers Championship Group, ca. 1965
At auction, combined, this would bring $75,000 to $100,000. GUEST 1: Really. Wow.
We think an insurance value is between $150,000 to $200,000. GUEST 1: Well that's fantastic.
You know, when this came in, we were thrilled. I lit up. GUEST 1 & 2: (laugh)
And you're still Packers fans, right? GUEST 1 & 2: Absolutely (laughs.) GUEST 2: My dad's career was a huge part of our growing up, so this just always has kind of been a part of the family. GUEST 1: Yeah. GUEST 2: One of the unique things about the Packers back then is a lot of the Packers all lived on the same street, or in the same neighborhood. Like, Dave Hanner lived across the street, Jerry Kramer and his family lived kitty corner to us, so it was, um, it was just, it was really just a fun time. We spent Thanksgivings together. Lombardi would, uh, have these huge events. GUEST 1: We didn't know that it was any different. We had no idea he was a public figure. We thought it was normal to have people come up to your dad and ask for autographs because all of our friends were other Packer kids. It was not unusual, anytime we would go out to eat, there'd be fans there and my dad would stand there and hand out the ring, and it would go across the whole room and people would try it on and it would always end up coming back to him. GUEST 2: By the end of the meal, it was back on his finger. (laughs) GUEST 2: He would always say you can't be mentally fit if you're not physically fit. So, he loved to work out. He actually would lose a lot of weight in the off-season 'cause he played squash and ran a lot and would would have to beef back up when it came time to play football. GUEST 2: One of the things I do remember is getting in trouble because he would come home between two-a-days and take a nap. And he would be asleep and we'd paint his toenails and we put the socks back on after the nails were painted and, you know, he went to football and then, time to shower, with all the other fellows, oh, he's got some pretty little nail polish on his toenails! He was just our dad. GUEST 1: Yeah.
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