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1980 Super Bowl Yard Marker

1980 Super Bowl Yard Marker

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Description (Brief)
Folding, black vinyl yard marker with a white "50" attached to each side. This was used to mark the 50 yard line in the 1980 Super Bowl. The Steelers defeated the Rams by the score of 31–19, becoming the first team to win four Super Bowls in six years, as well as the first to win more than two.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Line Marker
yard marker
yard marker, football
date made
associated institution
Pittsburgh Steelers
Physical Description
foam (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 16 in x 18 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team (through Daniel M. Rooney)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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