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This is really a great early Spalding melon style leather football---now a trophy. As you can see, it is marked "CHICAGO - 6 PURDUE - 0 OCT. 31 1925". This is from the era when the University of Chicago played intercollegiate sports. Purdue University is located in West LaFayette Indiana and I believe both teams were part of the Big Ten Conference at the time. The ball is period and guaranteed to be authentic (in writing on our letterhead). Overall good condition with expected minor scuffs and laces are somewhat tattered. I believe the ball is filled with something for weight. Everything intact and a wonderful display piece. Perfect for the U. of Chicago or Purdue graduate.