Football signed by Jerry Rice

Manufactured by
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914
Signed by
Jerry Rice, American, born 1962
Subject of
San Francisco 49ers, American, founded 1946
National Football League, American, founded 1920
Medium
leather and rubber
Dimensions
H x W x D (not fully inflated): 5 7/8 × 13 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (14.9 × 34.3 × 17.1 cm)
Type
footballs
Place depicted
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Place made
United States, North and Central America
Date
1989-2006
Description
A Wilson NFL football signed by Jerry Rice. The football is tan and white with white laces and black, gold, and red text throughout. The text on the football reads: [Wilson / Official / NFL / Paul Tagliabue / Commissioner] and [Wilson / Made In USA/I / Inflate 13 lbs/V / San Francisco Forty Niners]. Jerry Rice's signature, in black ink, is on one side of the football. The football also came with an accessory mesh net ball bag (2016.66.3.1_ACC1).
Topic
African American
Athletes
Football
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
2016.66.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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