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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2006 11:06 am | Updated: 2:51 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers said he didn’t have any big plans for the ball he booted to score his NFL-record 40th field goal in Indianapolis earlier this week. So the NFL Hall of Fame decided for him.

The league’s museum took both the ball and the shoes Rackers was wearing at the time and put them on display, and both items will become part of the Hall’s permanent collection.

It’s the second straight year a pair of Rackers’ shoes have been shipped to Canton, Ohio. Last year, the Hall received the shoes Rackers was wearing when he kicked an NFLrecord three 50-yard field goals in one game.

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