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Lot # 894: Bear Bryant's Personally Owned and Worn Houndstooth Hat

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 49 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2020 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/11/2020 7:00 PM to
12/11/2020 11:00 PM

Fans of college football history will need little more than the picture of this Houndstooth hat to know that it came from Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant - widely considered to be the greatest coach of all time. Black and white checkered size 7 3/8 hat shows heavy wear with feather in the band, red satin liner with "The Original Paul Bear Bryant" logo in the center and gold replica signature on the sweatband. Story: The man who willed it to our consignor's grandfather was a local furniture salesman and he got it as a gift from a friend who owned a hotel. Bryant had left his hat there, the hotel owner called the coach to tell him about it, but the coach said “you could have it” as he had others. Bryant won 14 SEC titles and six National Championships in his quarter-century on the Crimson Tide sideline.

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