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Game Football 1989 LA Raiders vs. New York Jets

Hand painted football game ball awarded to Ethan Horton. Hand painted design appears in one quadrant of football. Background of quadrant is painted black, with a silver border. On the right side of the painted area is a green "7". On the left side of the painted area is a silver "14". Silver and green handwriting at center of painted area reads, [RAIDERS/GAME BALL/ETHAN HORTON/10•9•89/Los Angeles/JETS]. Ethan Horton’s signature in black ink appears beneath painted area. Black type appears on opposite side of ball reads, [Wilson®/ [illegible]/National Football League/American Football Conference/National Football Conference].

Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Amer...

Ink on leather and rubber
18.4 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm
Image and text © National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2020