Legendary Green Bay Packers football coach.
Check Signed, Vincent Lombardi, on the Green Bay Packers payroll account at the Kellogg-Citizens National Bank, payable to Izzy’s Ambulance Service. Also signed by then president of the Green Bay Packers, Dominic Olejniczak. Dated November 16, 1960, in the amount of $15.00.
Vince Lombardi, famous for saying “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” turned the Green Bay Packers, perennial losers, into a juggernaut. They won back to back NFL titles in 1961 and 1962, and the first two Superbowls in 1966 and 1967. Lombardi’s transformation of the team began in 1959, the same year Henry Jordan was traded to Green Bay. Vince Lombardi shook up a stale organization and within a year had the Packers on a winning streak. [He was the Packers coach from 1959 to 1967.]