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Hi.  Those were made by Jabo.  While I do know a champion marble player who loves to play with Jabos, the Jabo Classics (which these are) were more of a side run by a company which specialized in industrial marbles.  It wasn't a mass playing marble operation so they didn't worry so much about the marbles being perfectly round. 

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No collector value at all and most kids will not want them because they are to out of round.  Look fine in a flower pot, flower bed or aquarium. Use as decoration or toss them. 

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I used to know a few guys who collected "footballs". But that was years ago at Amana, Iowa. I am sure they have moved on to other types.

 If I remember right they were about $2 to $5. They are somewhat unusual. If you like em - keep em.

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I have quite the collection of them myself. A great number of which are rare multi colored Akro cork mistakes, I had a friend come over the other day and while he was looking through a curio stopped and asked me if he was seeing thing's or those marbles were really ( as he said ) all funny lookin.

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 Nice one, for some reason I can't pass one up, unless it's really beat on. Year's ago I thought that these out of round's or footballs where what collectors looked for, kinda like coin's, part of my " get rich quick scheme " as a kid before the marble bug 🐛 got me. Iv'e taken a few pictures to show on the post just waiting for my buddy to come over and down load them. He's still stuck " Labradoodle sitting " to much work for me to flush down the tube w/ one wrong stroke of the key. 

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Chad, this is an old pic that  I've posted a lot but I figure you'll  get a kick out of it  ....   

squishy Akro sparklers .....

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