The Green Bay Packers and Packers Hall of Fame have finally opened a Brett Favre exhibit.
WLUK Green Bay, Wis. reports the exhibit opened on Wednesday. It is complete with bobbleheads, tape from Favre’s ankles.
Lloyd Wettstein has been going to Packers games since before Vince Lombardi became the head coach. He has an extensive memorabilia collection that included 500 pieces in honor of Favre. The hall of fame chose at minimum 60 pieces from his collection.
“When he showed up, he was just like a hilarious individual and was not the norm to be real etiquette for a football player,” Wettstein said to WLUK.
The excitement over the Favre exhibit shows just how much the icy tensions have thawed between possibly the greatest Packer of all and the city of Green Bay.
Favre waffled on his retirement one time too many in 2008 and general manger Ted Thompson told him the team was committed to current starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
What followed was mess of Favre trying to get to the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers suing for tampering, him playing for the Jets and finally having a career year for the Vikings in 2009.
When he returned to Green Bay for his jersey retirement in 2015 there was a special ceremony on a Saturday in July. The Packers sold more than 67,000 tickets for the event and Favre received a rousing ovation that left him emotional A typical Favre reaction when he speaks in front of large groups of people.