Wis. man donates cheesehead hat signed by Obama

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Posted: Nov 06, 2009 7:22 PM

A Wisconsin man who got his cheesehead hat signed by President Barack Obama has decided to donate it to a museum rather than sell it on eBay.

Mansfield Neblett told The Associated Press in an e-mail Friday he decided to donate the triangular, bright yellow hat to the Wisconsin Historical Society. Obama signed the hat Wednesday during a visit to a Madison middle school that Neblett's daughter attends.

Fans often wear the hats shaped like slices of cheese to Green Bay Packers games.

The 46-year-old Neblett said Wednesday he was considering selling his hat on eBay. The Liberian immigrant soon had second thoughts and said he decided instead to donate it.

He says, "Wisconsin has been good to me, and I believe this is the right thing to do."