$4K Super Bowl Anthology Giveaway
Three lucky Early Show viewers are going to get a huge kick out of a big, and we do mean BIG, gift.
The 88-pound, 850-page anthology, "Super Bowl XL Opus," from Kraken Sport & Media, documents the first 40 years of the big game. The limited edition book sells for $4,000 in paydirt. Kraken calls it "the world's heaviest and most luxurious book."
Early Show viewers got a shot at receiving one free, by e-mailing us.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the sender of the 410th e-mail in our in-box got the Opus. The names were announced on the show on Thursday and Friday. The sender of the 41,000th e-mail on Friday also got the Opus.
Thursday's recipient was Jim Comerford, of Atlanta. Friday's was Lila Clark, of Prior Lake, Minn. On The Saturday Early Show, it was announced that Jennifer Anderson of Spiro, Okla., won when hers was e-mail No. 41,000.
On The Early Show Thurday, sitting over an Opus, Joe Namath, MVP of Super Bowl III 38 years ago, told co-anchor Harry Smith, "It's a team effort. All these guys that have signed this MVP edition realize that they wouldn't be talking about it if it weren't for those guys they work with. We're all thrilled about this, but I promise you, it's not a personal honor. You've gotta be realistic about it."
The Opus can be purchased and viewed at "KrakenOpus.com, Saks Fifth Avenue, NFL.com, and upscale retailers across the United States and Canada.
Kraken describes the Opus as "an exhaustively researched and lavishly produced work of art that presents the reader with a truly cinematic experience." It comes in a silk-covered clamshell box, is bound in leather, is gilt-edged, and filled with one-of-a-kind features.
The first 400 copies of the limited edition of 20,000 were individually signed by all the living Super Bowl "Most Valuable Player" award-winners and priced at $40,000 each.
Among the signers: Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Larry Csonka, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, Phil Simms, Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Steve Young, Terrell Davis, John Elway, and Tom Brady.
Each Opus is numbered, and buyers can select their favorite number in the collection.
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