Throw the same ball the pros throw every Sunday with the top-of-the-line Wilson F1000 leather ball, which is designed for the highest level of competitive play. It features Wilson's patented 3-ply VPU bladder, designed to provide the best durability and air-retention in on the market. The three layers of lining are hand stitched to the football panels to allow the ball to maintain its shape. Doubled-lacing reinforces and raises the laces for an enhanced grip so youÕll pass like a pro every time. The official ball of the NFL since 1941, it's a great ball for the serious fan or collector.
Grab onto a piece of history with Wilson's official NFL game ball--The Duke--which is dedicated to football legend Wellington "Duke" Mara. More than just a piece of memorabilia, The Duke is designed with the serious competitor in mind, with genuine hand-sewn, and Tanned in Tack leather for superior playability and grip. Other features include double lacing, the official NFL seal in gold, and former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue signature stamp. The return of The Duke. Wellington "The Duke" Mara passed away in October, 2005 at the age of 89 after dedicating 81 years to the New York Giants as an administrator, owner, and unwavering booster. In 1940, heeding the advice of influential team owners Tim Mara of the New York Giants and George Halas of the Chicago Bears, the NFL selected Wilson as the league's official football supplier. The following year, Wilson introduced a redesigned football and named it "The Duke" in honor of Mara's son, Wellington. The Duke stayed in play for nearly three decades until the NFL and AFL merged in 1969.