Bart and Cherry Starr make donation to Packers Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame has received a one-of-a-kind donation from a Packers legend and his family.

The Starr family, including Bart, Cherry and Bart Starr, Jr., presented the donation of several items Monday, including Bart's three-diamond championship ring for the Packers' three consecutive championships.

During the presentation, Cherry said this would be the couple's last visit to Green Bay.

"I'm emotional saying this, but this will be our last trip back," Cherry Starr said Monday. "Everyone's been so gracious, it's been an absolutely memorable and beautiful weekend." 

The donation included the following items:

  • 1962 World Championship watch: a 14-karat gold Hamilton watch given to Bart Starr, in lieu of a ring, following the Packers’ second consecutive championship title. 
  • NFL Players Association watch: a 10-karat gold watch made by Omega that was presented to Starr from the Better Boys Foundation in 1968.
  • A microfilm necklace, presented to Cherry Starr from Kodak in honor of Bart Starr Day on Oct. 18, 1970. Inside the locket are microfilm images of the 40,000 Western Union telegrams of will-wishes sent to the beloved Packers quarterback.
  • 1977 Packers Hall of Fame Induction ring: a 10-karat gold MTM ring, presented to Starr in honor of his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on Jan. 22, 1977.
  • A Nike Super Bowl I and II MVP jacket presented to Starr during the Super Bowl 50 pregame ceremony on Feb. 7, 2016, to commemorate Starr’s MVP awards from Super Bowls I and II. 
  • Two-time Super Bowl MVP watch: a 14-karat gold watch to honor Starr as MVP in Super Bowls I and II. 
  • Super Bowl II World Championship ring: a 14-karat gold ring representing the Super Bowl II win.

"We love you all, we love our fans, we love this city and we'll miss you so much," Cherry said.

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