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Rare Game-Used NFL Official Wilson - Thorp Sporting Goods Inc. - Bert Bell "The Duke" Night Football - Team-Signed by 35+ 1956 Baltimore Colts - Incl. Johnny Unitas (Rookie Year Used), 'Big Daddy' Lipscomb, Donovan, Ubank, Ameche, Berry etc.

Presented is a rare game-used NFL official Wilson - Thorp Sporting Goods Inc. - Bert Bell endorsed - "The Duke" night game football. These footballs are a rare breed. Unlike their more common sister leather variety, these off-white grayish dandys were made specifically for NFL night game use and could not be found commercially. This one was used by the 1956 Baltimore Colts team. Imagine Johhny Unitas may have launched this one as a rookie into the hands of a tounchdown ready ready reciever. He signed the football in black pen simply "John Unitas". Fellow team members also signed in black pen (avg. "4-5") with many still legible considering vintage and handling over the years. Notables include Alan Ameche, Weeb Ubank, Art Spinny, Don Shula (his last year with Johnny U's first dating the ball), Ken Jackson, Bert Rechichar, Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Tom Feamster, Lenny Moore, George Radosevich, Dick Young, Art Donovan, Gene Lipscomb (aka "Big Daddy") and many more.

35+ fellow team members signed the ball in black pen.

Rare Game-Used NFL Official Wilson - Thorp Sporting Goods Inc. - Bert Bell "The Duke" Night Football - Team-Signed by 35+ 1956 Baltimore Colts - Incl. Johnny Unitas (Rookie Year Used),  'Big Daddy' Lipscomb, Donovan,  Ubank,  Ameche,  Berry etc.

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