37 Legends of Australian Sport - What a Piece!

Posted 05-04-21 by David

 

This amazing piece is personally signed by:

John Newcombe (tennis) - 7 Grand Slam singles titles

Herb Elliott (athletics) - Rome 1960 Olympics gold medallist; mile world record holder

Reg Gasnier (rugby league) - NRL Immortal; 6 time Premier; 39 Tests for Australia

Dennis Lillee (cricket) - 355 wickets in 70 Tests

John Eales (rugby) - 1991 and 1999 RWC Champion; Australian captain

Alex Jesaulenko (AFL) - 4 x AFL Premier; Greatest Mark in History

Sir Jack Brabham (motor racing) -  3 time Formula 1 Champion

Evonne Goolagong-Cawley (tennis) - 8 Grand Slam singles titles

Craig Johnston (soccer) - 271 games for Liverpool FC

Ron Barassi (AFL) - 6 x AFL Premier

Darren Beadman (horse racing) - 2 x Melbourne Cup winner

Mick Dittman (horse racing) - Melbourne Cup winner, 3 x Golden Slipper winner

Ray Price (rugby league/union) - 4 x Premier; 2 x Dally M winner

Andrew Gaze (basketball) - 5 time Olympian; FIBA Hall of Famer

Rob De Castella (athletics) - World Athletics gold; 2 x Commonwealth Games gold

Johnny Lewis (boxing) - legendary trainer of Fenech, Harding and Tszyu

Jenny Turrall (swimming) - 3 x Commonwealth Games medallist

Trevor Hendy (surf life saving) - 6 x Australian champion

Bob Fulton (rugby league) - NRL Immortal; 39 Tests for Australia

Ray Baartz (soccer) - 48 matches for Australia

Kel Nagle (golf) - 1960 British Open champion; 2nd in 1965 US Open

Trevor Allen (rugby union) - 14 Tests for Australian; dual code international

Geoff Hunt (squash) -  4 x World Champion

Tony Roche (tennis) - 8 Grand Slam singles titles; 4 x Davis Cups

Kevin Berry (swimming) - 1964 Olympics gold medallist

Billy Dunk (golf) - over 100 tournament victories and 80+ course records

John Raper (rugby league) - NRL Immortal; 8 x Premiership; 39 Australian Tests

Heather McKay (squash) - 16 consecutive British Open titles

Kay Cottee (sailing) - first woman to circumnavigate the world solo

Mark Richards (surfing) - 4 time world champion

Chris Nicholson (sailing) - 2 time Olympian

Bob Skilton (AFL) - 3 time Brownlow Medallist; South Melbourne legend

Sharon Buchanan (hockey) - 3 x Olympian including 1988 Gold medallist

Debbie Flintoff-King (athletics) - 1988 Olympic Gold medallist

Richie Benaud (cricket) - 248 wickets and 2,201 in 63 Tests; broadcaster

Tracey Wickham (swimming) - 400m, 800m, 1,500m world record holder

Damien Hardman (surfing) - 2 x world surfing champion

Graeme Langlands (rugby league) - 45 Tests for Australia;  227 games for St George

Jack Newton (golf) - 1975 British Open runner-up; 1980 US Masters runner-up

David Foster (wood chopping) - World Woodchopping Champion for 21 consecutive years

Anne Sargeant (netball) - Australian netball team 1977-1988; 2 x world champ

Murray Rose (swimming) - 6 Olympic medals including 4 x gold

John Famechon (boxing) - World boxing champion

John Konrads (swimming) - 1960 Olympics 1,500m gold medallist

Shelly Taylor-Smith (swimming) - 5 x FINA marathon swimming world champion

Ian Chappell (cricket) - legendary Australian captain and broadcaster

David Campese (rugby union) - the most exciting back in Wallabies history; RWC champion; Grand Slam player

Eddie Charlton (snooker) - 3 time Pot Black champion; world title runner-up

Tom Carroll (surfing) - 2 x World Champion

Nick Farr-Jones (rugby) - World Cup winning captain; 63 Tests for the Wallabies

Ralph Doubell (athletics) - 1968 Olympics 800m gold medallist

John Landy (athletics) - 1,500m and mile world record holder; Victorian governor

Louise Sauvage (athletics) - 13 medals at 4 Paralympics

George Moore (horse racing) -  2 x Cox Plate jockey; 2 x Golden Slipper jockey

Ron Clarke (athletics) - 17 middle/long distance world records

Ken Catchpole (rugby union) - 27 Tests for the Wallabies; legendary scrum-half

Des Renford (swimming) - "King of the Channel" - 19-time channel swimmer

- and has the personal stamp of Betty Cuthbert

A stunning collectable.  A once-in-a-lifetime piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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