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Lot # 1074: Bear Bryant Personally Owned Houndstooth Hat

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2022",
which ran from 11/20/2022 7:00 PM to
12/10/2022 10:00 PM

When it comes to signature wardrobe accessories by head coaches, few, if any, are more iconic than Bear Bryant's signature houndstooth hat that he wore on the sidelines for nearly his entire coaching career at Alabama. Presented here is one of those classic examples that was just recently unearthed by an employee at the University of Alabama. It should be understood that these hats were all specially produced for Bryant, and were not available for retail sale. Over the years, Bryant began ordering more and more hats because they made the perfect gift to close friends, which is the reason why several others have appeared in Lelands auctions in the past twenty years. The offered hat is identical in design to the others we have handled and features Bryant's facsimile signature, "Paul 'Bear' Bryant" stamped in gold on the interior black band. The top of the interior red lining features a large "B" around which is gold lettering that reads "The Original Paul Bear Bryant Hat." A "7 3/8" size tag remains firmly attached to the interior band. Three feathers, red, green, and black, are tucked into the outer hatband along the side. The hat displays moderate wear and is in Excellent condition.

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