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Vanderbilt University Gator Bowl Pinback Button

Vanderbilt University Gator Bowl Pinback Button

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Description
This round football button with black background and a yellow alligator depicted in the center of the button was created for supporters of the Vanderbilt football team. The button also has "Gator Bowl" and "Jacksonville, Florida" printed in yellow lettering on the front of the button while "Vanderbilt" is printed in black. The button is from the 1955 Gator Bowl (December 31, 1955) in which Vanderbilt defeated the eighth ranked Auburn Tigers 25-13. It is one of the seven bowl games Vanderbilt has ever been to (as of 2014). Vanderbilt would not win another bowl game until 2008. The Gator Bowl was televised by CBS, had an attendance of 32,174 and a payout of $70,000.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Button
button, football
date made
1955
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm
ID Number
2003.3100.10
nonaccession number
2003.3100
catalog number
2003.3100.10
Credit Line
In memory of Gordon Montgomery Connelly
subject
Sports
Football
collegiate
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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