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1960’s “Bear” Bryant Game Worn Houndstooth HatGo Back
1960’s “Bear” Bryant Game Worn Houndstooth Hat
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If there was ever a man who carried the game of football in his blood, it was the legendary University of Alabama coach. It is a sad but hardly surprising fact that Bryant died of a heart attack just four weeks after coaching his final game-without football, his heart just stopped pumping. Though Bryant’s 323 N.C.A.A. coaching wins have since been eclipsed by Paterno and Bowden, he remains the most celebrated post-war college football coach in the game’s history. He took twenty-nine teams to Bowl games and led fifteen to conference championships. In the 1960’s and ’70’s, no school won more games than Alabama (193-32-5). If there is one thing that football fans and scholars remember about Bryant, besides his great talent and charisma, it is the hat. Like Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe, Bryant and his houndstooth cap are inextricably linked in our cultural memory. Think of the image of the Bear on the sidelines, and you will see the hat in your mind’s eye. We are proud to offer the definitive Bear Bryant piece, in the form of this wonderfully preserved hat that every Alabama football fan still sees in his dreams. Wear is light but certainly definite, and the proper “Adam” maker’s mark is inside in gold. A single feather is still tucked in the band. In short, it’s just perfect. He was known to be close to greats like Bryant, Lombardi, Landry, Rip Engles, Ara Parseghian and Bud Wilkinson. From this same collection, and included with this amazing piece, is Bryant’s personal tie bar, bearing his “PB” monogram in gold lettering on a small pendant suspended by two gold chains from the bar itself. Though certainly not as instantly recognizable as the hat, the tie bar holds great appeal as well, due simply to its lineage. One of the most exciting college football entries to reach the auction block in quite some time.
100% Authentic Team, Hollywood Prop Supply
Cap,College,Football,Game-Worn Ara Parseghian,Bud Wilkinson
Auction End: 31-Jul-04 Post Views: 3362
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