Beautifully engraved certificate from Green Bay Packers, Inc.
issued in 2011. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the Company's logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, and Secretary. NON-TRANSFERABLE. This is only a collectible. You are NOT buying a share of the Green Bay Packers.
Please note that Green Bay Packers common stock is not available for purchase outside of an offering period. The Packers’ last stock sale was offered through February 28, 2012. Future offerings are not currently being considered.
In 1997, 1998 and 2002, stock of the Green Bay Packers, Inc. was sold to the public. Shares of stock include voting rights, but the redemption price is minimal, no dividends are ever paid, and there are no season ticket privileges associated with stock ownership and the stock is non transferable.
The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. They are also the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, organized and starting play in 1919. It is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games are played at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are the last vestige of "small town teams" common in the NFL during the 1920s and '30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest professional sports market in North America, its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee, where it played selected home games between 1933 and 1994.
The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine NFL titles before the Super Bowl era and four Super Bowl victories. They won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers head coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two further Super Bowl wins came in 1997 and 2011.
Green Bay Packers, Inc., was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1922 under the leadership of A.B. Turnbull, then publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, who became the organization's first president.
The corporation is governed by a seven-member Executive Committee, elected from a board of directors. The committee directs corporate management, approves major capital expenditures, establishes broad policy and monitors management's performance in conducting the business and affairs of the corporation.
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