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Thank you for visiting HAMMER SPORTS RELICS. We are located in North Canton, Ohio, which is 5 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
We have been doing antique sports restorations for over 15 years and are located within minutes of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We are the primary restorers for the most of the internet's top Sports Dealers. We also do private restorations and have done work for many top colleges and NFL Films. We will be selling a lot more items here on our website in 2019 and less on ebay. Make sure to check back regularly for updates. We also buy antique sports items. If you have a sports item you would like to sell, send us a few photos of your item and we will get right back to you with a fair and honest offer.
MARCH'S RESTORATION OF THE MONTH
1895 and 1895 University of North Carolina Trophy Melon Leather Footballs
Recently I had the pleasure of doing restorations on two amazing pieces of college football history. They are an 1894 and 1895 year / season footballs owned by Terri Merritt, grand daughter of William Merritt (pictured below) who played End for the North Carolina Tarheels from 1892 to 1895. Both balls are marked with the year they were used and UNC. The 1894 ball has a list of the team players and their positions while the 1895 ball has a list of who they played and the scores. See below the before and after photos of these 2 awesome rare and historic footballs!
1895 University of North Carolina Trophy Melon Leather Football
I was told by the family that Mr. Merritt brought this ball home with him when he returned from school. There was a pretty substantial tear in the body of the football as you can see in the photos. We repaired the tear and restored this beast back to it's glory. I hope you can enjoy seeing this ball as much as I did. How could you not?
1894 North Carolina University Trophy Leather Melon Football
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Below are photos of just a small portion of the great sports relics we have restored and sold in the past.
If you have a passion for antique sports equipment like we do, you have come to the right place!
Thank you visiting and I hope to talk to you soon. Steve Hill
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HAMMER SPORTS RELICS
North Canton, Ohio