Thursday, October 8, 2009

World Cup Soccer Ball Collection

We can't show you this collection of 10 Official adidas World Cup Matchballs until October 19th (mark your calendars!), but our adidas representative, former NASL player, Adrian Brooks, brought a sample of the collection with him to our Birmingham office. We all got a unique chance to look at these up close!

He also shared the following story about the TelStar:

After the 1966 World Cup, Adi Dassler, founder of adidas, decided to create a special soccer ball which would be ideal for television, still fairly new at the time. Thus was born the famous TelStar ball! Making its first appearance in 1970, this ball was a simple black and white hexagonal design, created because, as you know, TV was black & white back then.

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