Today I'm offering for sale a Vintage 1960's Wilson Official National Football Conference/American Football Conference League Football with a Pete Rozelle Facsimile Signature. In addition to the rare NFL/AFL Football also included is this 1969 Book titled “The First 50 Years”--The Story of The National Football League and a celebration in its first fifty-sixth season.
Pete Rozelle took over Commissioner from Bert Bell who passed away in 1959. The league was divided playing 12 games a season. Then in 1965, after battling for the best players throwing big money around, he led negations with AFL and NFL executives to merge the two leagues. In 1966 the new league, the NFL, was formed and the rest is history. You can thank Pete Rozelle for Monday Night Football and The Super Bowl.
**Condition of the football: Good Condition; The football is still holding air but not fully inflated. The past owner closed the air hole up with glue so the air wouldn't come out. To add more air, the needle used to add air will have to be heated and inserted into the air hole. After adding more air the air hole will have to be glued again so the air doesn’t escape. There is surface wear, an aged weathered look, and two surface cuts in the hide. One cut is about an inch long and the other is about 3” long. The lettering on the front of the ball is worn but still is easy to read. On the other side Pete Rozelle's name is worn and harder to read. The laces are tight and unbroken. Overall it's in nice condition for being over 60 years old.
*The First 50 Years Book is packed with 256 pages of action photos, loads of stats, game strategies, and team and player records. The book was copyrighted in 1969 and prepared and produced by the Creative Services Division of National Football League Properties, Inc. It was published by A. Ridge Press/Benjamin Company Book distributed by Simon and Schuster, Inc. This book shows the league before and after they merged in 1966 and has loads of color photos you'll enjoy seeing for the very first time. A great complement to go with the football.
**Condition: The covers are in good- condition. The inside pages are in good+ condition, clean and bright. *Covers: There is wear along the spine, surface wear, corner bumps, tiny crease marks at all the corners, edge wear, and crease marks to the front and back covers. *Inside Pages: There are tiny crease marks at the top and bottom right corners of the first 16 pages and chipping along the top and right edges of the very last inside page.
Here's your chance to give this Wilson Football with Pete Rozelle’s facsimile signature and The First 50 Years—The Story of The National Football League Book to a big pro football fan in your family. Also would make a great gift for a great friend that lives and loves football.
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