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Details about  Two Official Soccer (Foot-) Balls: England Ball (4 Inch Mini) & Inflatable Ball

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Two Official Soccer (Foot-) Balls: England Ball (4 Inch Mini) & Inflatable Ball
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Some brown "artifact" protruding from inflation hole and black marks/brown smudges

01 Apr, 2014 16:12:15 BST
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Condition: New other (see details) : Split the cost with friends
A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing its original packaging, or the original packaging has been opened or is no longer sealed. The item may be a factory second, or a new and unused item with minor defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Some brown "artifact" protruding from inflation hole and black marks/brown smudges
Suitable For: Outdoor Size: 1
Affiliation: England MPN: 96122
EAN: 5037970294394

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With the upcoming Football season nearing, it's time to pump-up the action as we present this twosome of soccer goodness. These balls shall be discussed individually further below. Both articles are CE marked and were organised by Hy-Pro® in one way or another; considering that, they hold the licence to produce official England FA merchandise this is no surprise. Both were manufactured in 2010, likely in time for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


Blue-white Ignite Ball [Sold deflated] GTIN: 50-37970-29395 3


This ball needs to be inflated before use so the relative equipment is necessary. In addition, would you believe that Hy-Pro® offer such an instrument but other brands should work perfectly well also? The "Three Lions" shield is present.


Mini Soft Ball 4" (four-inch) (10.16 cm) GTIN: 50-37970-29439 4


This one is ready-pumped and is perfectly suitable for the early-starters to the game. Its soft squeezable quality makes any bodily contact a much less dire experience. The provenance of this item is rather curious; Tesco in Malaysia contacted the British firm Hy-Pro® to produce some Footballs for their stores. This company in-turn contacted their Chinese manufacturers with the design information for production. The Zhōngguó workers duly got going at their production line to create these balls in whatever-ordered quantity and they arrived at the appropriate Malaysian distribution centre. Whether a carbon-releasing trip back to England occurred from China before reaching Malaysia is unknown.


Interestingly, this ball doesn't possess the "Three Lions" emblem - only a St George's Cross shield - perhaps a Malaysian copyright issue of sorts. Now you may rightly ask how we acquired this product. Well, it seems that they couldn't have sold too well in their intended market and so the decision was reached that a try-out in UK Tesco stores would be attempted. It was duly sent over, offered as a bargain "Special Offer" price, and purchased thus.


The condition of both of these balls we would describe as shop floor. Allow us to explain. You know what it's like, you take the "kids" shopping, and they see this metal basket of balls. Well the temptation is just too great, right. Mother is perusing the washing-up liquid while little Jimmy has grabbed said balls and is giving them a trial run. Alternatively, it could be bored night staff during shelf-filling sessions. This flavour of behaviour has manifested itself as some Brown 'smudges' on the smaller ball and some black spots on the other. In addition, the little ball retains some sticky residue from a surplus barcode removal and the air intake ring's outer rim on the inflatable has a minute piece of hanging brown matter that may be removable with a pair of tweezers.


Despite these expected flaws, which should only bother the over-zealous, a fine duo of foot-contact goodness awaits the winner – perfect for the young'uns to kick about. So, place those bids to score!


Extrinsic bidders are welcome but please contact before bidding to inquire about carriage options and costs to your locale.


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