Game Balls

Game Balls
Welcome to Game Balls
A Guide to the Official Footballs of Professional Leagues
by Mark Thompson

Professional football leagues are more numerous than most people realize. Some leagues have come and gone, but most have their own unique official game ball. For some, it’s a simple matter of branding it with a logo. For others, the shape, color, and composition make the difference. When put together they make an interesting group.

This site attempts to illustrate nearly every official game ball of modern professional football leagues. See them all at once on the gallery page, and quiz yourself either before or after you check out the individual league pages. Click on the thumbnail photo of any ball to enlarge it. Most of these balls are in my personal collection, and others are still on my “want” list. If you have information about any of the footballs and leagues mentioned or omitted on this site, please let me know about it. My email address is at the bottom of this page.

Many thanks to Ben Haberek, whose excellent site “Helmets, Helmets, Helmets” provided much of the information for many of the leagues. Special thanks goes to Danny Massier for sending photos of balls from his collection that I was missing. Other logos and photos came from other collectors and additional sites like and I’ve also provided some other links for getting information about the leagues or the game balls. Enjoy the site.

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