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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
leather and rubber
H x W x D: 7 × 13 1/2 × 8 in. (17.8 × 34.3 × 20.3 cm)
Place made
United States, North and Central America
after 2006
A Wilson NFL football signed by Jerry Rice. The football is leather with white rubber laces. There is an inscription written in black in on the laces that reads [R / Q]. The logos for the NFL and Wilson are visible and there is text throughout. The text reads: [(NFL Logo) / American Football Conference / National Football Conference / National Football League / Wilson / Made In USA / 8Z]; ["The Duke" / Wilson / (NFL Logo) / Roger Goodell / Commissioner]; and [49ers]. Jerry Rice's signature, in silver marker, is visible on one side.
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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