EL GATO SKATEBOARD HALL OF FAME TEE BLUE
For those that don’t know, Eddie “El Gato” Elguera pretty much single handedly took skateboarding from a surfer style Dogtown thing to a technical and more physically demanding art form in the late 70’s into the early 80’s. Hailing from the east part of LA county, Eddie was a local at the infamous Colton skatepark that was run by the Losi’s who also had Variflex, Eddie probably most famous sponsor, besides H-Street.
In a way, you could say that Eddie Elguera was Tony Hawk before Tony Hawk. Eddie also came up at the same time as Duane Peters, who embraced a completely different look at skateboarding and way of riding. The two were quite the rivals back in the day but over the years and to this very day, they remain close friends even though they run in completely different circles.
At some point in the early 80’s, Eddie dropped out of skateboarding only to return just a few years later. Tony Mag had been an early rider for Variflex and knew Eddie a little, so T-Mag go the call from Eddie as H-Street was just getting going in 1986 or so, to see if H-Street would be interested in sponsoring Eddie. What Eddie probably didn’t know at the time is that Mag had been a huge fan and saw it as an honor to ride with Eddie. Over a few years, El Gato became a permanent part of the H-Street family and him and T-Mag have remained good friends all these years. Eddie had several really great boards with H-Street and was lucky enough to have had both Francesco and the Godoy’s draw graphics for him. Along with his early sense of backpool riding and ability to design shapes, Eddie’s board became some of the best-selling boards on H-Street.
In 2016, Eddie was finally recognized by the International Hall of Fame for Skateboarding for his amazing abilities and impact on skateboarding, which is second to none. We thought this was a great time to celebrate the occasion by releasing a very limited run of custom tees’ that you can wear riding your favorite park, pool or street!
100% super soft preshrunk ring-spun cotton, tag less with a double needle bottom hem and sleeves. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping, cover seamed neck. Machine washable.
Made in the USAThis is the Magnificent Seven Logo T-Shirt. The art is an adaptation that was done by the Godoy Bros. for the Shackle Me Not T-Shirt and Decal back in the 80’s.
The art features the original skeletons and use all the top logos from The Magnificent Seven series of boards in a similar fashion as the original. (except Hensley, who just wanted the shoe from the bottom graphics)
100% super soft preshrunk and fitted ring-spun cotton, tag-less with a double needle bottom hem and sleeves. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping, cover seamed neck. Machine washable.Made in the USA