I recently sold the above photograph “American Football” as a shower curtain which looks great as a print, framed art, canvas, metal print but also looks great on the decor products we sell including shower curtains.
The old vintage football in the fine art photograph is my father’s from his days of high school football. The old leather ball was awarded to him as one of the three captains on his senior year football team. My Dad wasn’t tall enough to go on to play at the college level but he did end up on the cheer-leading squad at Niagara University back in the late 1950s.
This old leather football came my way as part of all the old stuff my parents were cleaning out as they downsized to move to Florida. I even have his old high school varsity sweater which surprisingly fits me, which is kind of a joke since I have more of the build of a string bean then a football player.
Old Football and Vince Lombardi
With this old football I’ve created several fine art photographs which have proven to be popular for display in collectors game rooms, living rooms and offices. Several of the images have been paired with quotes from the late great Vince Lombardi. He is best known of course as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total National Football League championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Lombardi is considered by many to be one of the best and most successful coaches in professional football history
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”