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Want An Authentic Bear Bryant Houndstooth Hat? Auction Bids Are Still Relatively Low

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If you’ve ever been in the market for Paul “Bear” Bryant’s iconic fedora, now is the time to pounce.

According to TMZ, Lelands Auctions is selling the houndstooth fedora on the auction block and it’s going for a reasonable $4,400.

$4,400 may seem hefty, but not when you consider that the fedora had been going for over $100,000 earlier this year. The purchase includes a gold stamp with Bryant’s name on it and a letter of authenticity from Robert Crawford, Alabama photographer for four decades.

Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in the history of college football. Bryant had stops at Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M before finding a home in Tuscaloosa in 1958.

During his tenure at Alabama from 1958-1982, Bryant amassed a 232-46-9 record with six national championships. The Crimson Tide won 10 or more games 14 times and Bryant was named SEC Coach of the Year 12 times.

His legacy lives on today and he is credited for bringing the Alabama football program to the limelight. It’s no wonder why so many are trying to get their hands on his fedora.

Written by Nick Geddes

Nick is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Nick is a life-long sports fan who is proud to say he suffered through 15 years of Bucs futility to witness a Super Bowl victory in 2020. Nick has a passion for writing and is proud to represent OutKick. Follow me on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes.

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