The Sherrin - It's the Official AFL Football, an elite piece of leather that has always been around since 1880 - 21 years before federation.
The Sherrin is the oldest regular footy. It seems that footy pioneers used rugby balls from England. It was when Sherrin's founder was given a misshaped rugby ball to fix in 1880 that he came up with the design for the first Sherrin.
The ball bears the name of its founder/inventor, T.W. Sherrin, who produced the footy from a factory in Collingwood. Now the famous footy is manufactured in Scoresby.