Bear Bryant's Iconic Red Jacket And Houndstooth Hat Up For Auction

Roll Tide!

Bear Byrant in Red Sweater
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Listen up, Alabama football fans: History is set to repeat itself. 

Last year, two pieces of Crimson Tide history, went up on the auction block. Specifically, two hats worn by legendary Bama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. An iconic houndstooth fedora and an Alabama baseball cap that were reportedly found under a seat during a restoration of Bryant's 1972 Cadillac were sold to the highest bidder. If you missed out on those two pieces, you have another shot at owning some Bryant memorabilia. 

Lelands auction house is currently accepting bids on two items owned and personally worn by Bryant. The first item is a 1967 jacket in a brilliant Crimson red that virtually screamed “Roll Tide” with its hue. According to the auction house, the jacket includes “one tag, on the right lower interior above the inner pocket, [that] reads ‘Paul Bear Bryant.’” and is in excellent condition minus a few missing buttons. “The jacket makes a visually pleasing, colorful remembrance of the larger-than-life Bear Bryant,” the auction house writes. 

The other item open for bids is a houndstooth hat personally worn by Bryant. This fedora was Bryant’s signature look that he wore on the sidelines for nearly his entire coaching career at Alabama and it’s hard to imagine a more iconic accessory. 

Bidding on each item began at $2,500 and while the price of the hat is currently heading upwards, if you’re looking for an incredibly memorable Christmas present for the Bama fan in your life, at the time of publication, no one has bid on the jacket yet.

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