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    1983 Inaugural USFL Kickoff Game Used Football - With Letter from Founder. Behind an ambitious plan by New Orleans business man David Dixon, who saw a market for professional football that would play in the summer, the USFL was founded in 1982 and was immediately considered a formidable competitor to the National Football League.

    Here we present the most historic piece from the defunct league ever offered at auction - the very first football used in a USFL game. Accompanied by a signed letter from Dixon himself, the leather Wilson USFL pigskin exhibits moderate wear throughout, and in light felt-tip ink reads: "Kickoff Ball 1st USFL Game 3/6/83 Chicago Blitz Versus Washington Federals RFK Stadium". An absolutely historic artifact from the gone but not forgotten league. Letter of provenance from USFL founder David Dixon. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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