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1958 San Francisco State Gators Artwork: Can Cooler

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1958 San Francisco State Gators Artwork: Can Cooler

By Vintage Brand™ not affiliated with or sponsored by San Francisco State Gators
Despite the fact that alligators are not found in San Francisco outside the zoo, the Gator has a long association with SF State that dates back to 1931, when the student newspaper sponsored a contest to select a mascot for the University. One reader suggested the "Gater" because "it is strong and we hope our teams have strength. It is well-built and steadfast, steadily moving toward its goal." The mascot -- and its intentional misspelling “Gaters” intended to evoke the city's famous Golden Gate Bridge landmark -- won the contest, though the spelling eventually reverted to the current "Gators." In the 1960s, SF State had a live alligator mascot named Al, who visited the school’s football team once or twice a year. Al was usually muzzled and doped up “from his tail to his snout” during his visits.

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Despite the fact that alligators are not found in San Francisco outside the zoo, the Gator has a long association with SF State that dates back to 1931, when the student newspaper sponsored a contest to select a mascot for the University. One reader suggested the "Gater" because "it is strong and we hope our teams have strength. It is well-built and steadfast, steadily moving toward its goal." The mascot -- and its intentional misspelling “Gaters” intended to evoke the city's famous Golden Gate Bridge landmark -- won the contest, though the spelling eventually reverted to the current "Gators." In the 1960s, SF State had a live alligator mascot named Al, who visited the school’s football team once or twice a year. Al was usually muzzled and doped up “from his tail to his snout” during his visits.
Product details
This collapsible beverage insulator is perfect for picnics, camping trips and keeping your cans cold while tailgating. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color.
  • 4” x 4 1/8” beverage insulator for 12 oz. cans
  • Built in bottom neoprene rubber base
  • Secure side stitching
  • White polyester fabric exterior, neoprene rubber insulation
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