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1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers Socks

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Color: white

$9.79 $13.99
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Minnesota became known as the "Gopher State" in 1857, the result of a political cartoon ridiculing the $5 million Railroad Loan which helped open up the West. The cartoon portrayed shifty railroad barons as striped gophers pulling a railroad car carrying the Territorial Legislature toward the "Slough of Despond". By the 1920s, Minnesota's athletic teams became widely known as the "Gophers", football coach Clarence “Biggie” Spears appears to have been given credit, as he called the football team the Gophers in 1926. However, it was not until 1934 that Halsey Hall, great Minnesota sportswriter and broadcaster, dubbed Bernie Bierman's all-gold uniformed team "The Golden Gophers". Bierman was a legendary Minnesota coach who changed the team’s jerseys to match the color of a football—gold.
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The nostalgia is real. Find yourself in a pair of throwback tube socks with your favorite vintage team logo. Whether you are at work, the gym or lounging around on game day, Vintage Brand socks will maintain your loyal fan status. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color.
  • Made from polyester, spandex and elastic
  • Crew length
  • Plantar cushion offers extra comfortable support
  • Good colorfast
  • Strong and durable
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