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Football commemorating Eddie Robinson's 324th win at Grambling State University

This is a deflated white and brown Wilson football with white lacing. On the white side is text in black letters that reads "EDDIE ROBINSON GETS 324TH WIN/ GRAMBLING 27 VS PRARIE [sic] VIEW 7/ COTTON BOWL STADIUM/ DALLAS TEXAS 10 - 5-85." On a brown side in black text are the words "PAUL 'BEAR' BRYANT 323 WINS/ AMOS ALONZO STAGG 314 WINS/ GLEN POP WARNER 313 WINS." On a third side in large black script is the word "Wilson ®." Below in black text are the words "Made/ in / USA/ K" and "Inflate/ 13 LBS/ R."

Credit: Gift of the Eddie Robinson Family...

Leather , rubber and thread
10.8 x 31.1 x 16.5 cm
Image and text © National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2020