Football patch worn by Bob Wobbrock at Gardena High School, Los Angeles, California

Description (Brief):

Robert Wobbrock attended Gardena High School in California from 1953 to 1956. A typical kid of the fifties, he lettered in football and track. He received this letter during his sophomore year hence the one football and one star embroidered on the letter. For each year someone lettered in a varsity sport they would receive a letter with the year indicated in the amount of “athletic symbols or stars” embroidered on the letter. This practiced changed sometime during the 1970s and the athlete was given one letter throughout their high school career and given a gold bar for each subsequent year.

Date Made: 1954

User: Wobbrock, Bob

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: FootballLevel Of Sport: High School


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Credit Line: Robert R. Wobbrock

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0242.04.2Accession Number: 2006.0242Catalog Number: 2006.0242.04.2

Object Name: Academic Letterpatch, football

Physical Description: fabric, felt (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 cm x 14 cm x .2 cm; 5 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1320135

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