1920s Antique Style Melon Football 1st Passing Football

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 10, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Here is a great football that has become extinct. Called the watermeon football-The first passing football --as it has become known.This is a beatifully made replica football from Past Time Sports..Mfg blemished ..uneven staining but still fanmtastic. Originals can bring up to $750 +-....The old Melon ft ball was larger, then todays steamlined football and becoming the new rule ball in -1913- 1930 as the NCAA initiated passing to open up the game from brutal running back , head cracking injuries. The idea of the new rule "the forward pass almost stayed dormant until Knute Rockne brought the passing game to football for good when he, as a player (an end )for Notre Dame..... He and his room-mate (the quaterback) brought the forward pass to unknown Notre Dame and used it to beat nationally known and favored Army the next year to put ND in the spotlight forever. The passing game was born but before it was in vogue the watermelon football road supreme. This is a beautiful replica football. Handcrafted and hand sewn by Past Time Sports to exactly recapture the rarest of all early footballs. Past Time Sports made 60 Melon balls for the Movie Leather Heads...this is the same style ball; sent to the wardrobe prop houses ..Size ands weight are perfect. that is why they bought them. Made with a small valve hole to easily pump it back up

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