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     Super Bowl XXV matched the Buffalo Bills and their high-powered no-huddle offense against the New York Giants and their stingy defense. The Bills were led by Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas. The Giants, like the Bills lost just three games games during the regular season, but lost quarterback Phil Simms to a season-ending knee injury against the Bills in week 13. Led by Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and with versatile quarterback Jeff Hostetler, “Big Blue” needed to execute coach Bill Parcells’ ball-control game plan to win the franchise’s second Super Bowl.

     With the backdrop of the Persian Gulf War, the crowd in Tampa was treated to one of the greatest football games ever played, starting with a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by the late Whitney Houston. Despite the Giants plan and execution of controlling the clock, the Bills still led at halftime 12-10. The Giants opened the second half with a punishing 14-play drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown run by game MVP Ottis Anderson that gave the Giants a 17-12 lead. This drive went for 75 yards and took a then Super Bowl record 9:29 off the clock. After Thurman Thomas’ 31-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter, the Giants responded with a Matt Bahr field goal to go up 20-19, setting up the stage for one of the most iconic moments in Super Bowl history. With just eight seconds left, Buffalo kicker Scott Norwood had a 47-yard attempt to win the game. His kick sailed just barely wide right of the upright and the Giants held on for the dramatic victory.

     This stunning trophy, officially known as the “Lombardi Award”, was presented to the greatest linebacker of all-time, Lawrence Taylor. Taylor, who was still the catalyst of the great Giants defensive units, completely revolutionized the linebacker position. Plated in silver, the trophy weighs approximately 6 lbs, 6 oz and is 16 inches tall. The front of the trophy has the raised NFL shield and has etched “SUPER BOWL XXV CHAMPIONS” and “THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS”. There is surface wear and scuffs from display and storage. Taylor signed his name in black marker on the right side of the football and inscribed “56”. This iconic trophy comes with a full LOA from Lawrence Taylor himself, who attests that this trophy was given to him by the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XXV. It is important to note that Taylors ring for this very Super Bowl, was sold in 2012 for over $230,000 as a point of reference. 

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Lawrence Taylor's 1990 New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy (Taylor LOA)
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