Game Football 1989 LA Raiders vs. New York Jets

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Description
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 Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
1989
Object number
2014.194.3
Manufactured by
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914
Signed by
Ethan Horton, American, born 1962
Subject of
National Football League, American, founded 1920
Oakland Raiders, American, founded 1960
New York Jets, American, founded 1960
Topic
African American
Football
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Medium
ink on leather and rubber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 1/4 × 11 1/2 × 7 in. (18.4 × 29.2 × 17.8 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
footballs