AFL Centenary Celebration 1996 Personally Signed by 8 Legends Incl Dyer, Farmer, Barassi, Matthews

  • Product SKU: AF812
  • Edition: 750
  • Framed Size: 1100 x 760 (mm)
  • Signature: Personally Signed by 8 AFL Legends
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

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AFL Centenary Celebration Signed Picture.


Australian Football League History.

This Historic Piece of Football Memorabilia features a photograph of the "Re-inactment Match" played between Essendon and Geelong on the 8th May 1996. Also featured are personally signed photos of at the time "8 AFL Living Legends". This piece has also been personally signed by the AFL's Commissioner at the time Ross Oakley.

Original Signatures with Certificate Of Authenticity. Newly reframed!

This piece is numbered 750 in the edition of 750.

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The "8 AFL Living Legends" of the time who hand-signed this magical piece are:

Bob Skilton - Playing as a rover, Skilton is one of only four players to have won the Brownlow Medal three times; in 1959 (when he tied with Verdun Howell), and in 1963 and 1968. He was rated by Jack Dyer as better than Haydn Bunton, Sr and equal to Dick Reynolds, making him one of the best players in the history of the game. The Sydney Swans Best and Fairest medal is named after him; the Bob Skilton Medal.

Richard "Dick" Reynolds (Died since signing 2nd Sept. 2002) - one of four footballers to have won three Brownlow Medals. Revered by Essendon supporters, he was often referred to simply as "King Richard".

Jack Dyer (Died since signing 23 Aug. 2003) - nicknamed Captain Blood, was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1931 and 1952. One of the game's most prominent players, he was one of 12 inaugural "Legends" inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He later turned to coaching and work in the media as a popular broadcaster and journalist.

Graham "Polly" Farmer (Died since signing 14 Aug. 2019) - an official Legend of Australian rules football and widely regarded as one of the game's greatest players. The Graham Farmer Freeway in his hometown of Perth is named in his honour.

Leigh Mathews - played for Hawthorn and coached Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions. Earned the iconic nickname "Lethal Leigh" due to his physical as well as skillful style of play. He is officially recognised as the "best player of the 20th century" according to the AFL, is a Legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame, on the Hawthorn and AFL Teams of the Centuries and is one of the most successful AFL coaches of all time.

Bob Pratt (Died since signing 6 Jan. 2001) - Considered "arguably the best full-forward in the history of Australian rules", Pratt was one of the inaugural legends inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
Known for spectacular diving and high-flying marks, he topped South Melbourne's goalkicking for the first time in 1932 with 71 goals and for the next three seasons passed 100 goals.

John Nicholls - widely regarded as one of Australian football's greatest players. He was the first Carlton footballer to play 300 games for the Blues, and was declared the club's greatest player. He represented Victoria a record 31 times in interstate football, and was named as one of the inaugural Legends when the Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996.

Ron Barassi - held by many to be the game's greatest identity and was the first player to be inaugurated into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as a "Legend". Barassi won 6 VFL Premierships, was twice the Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medallist, twice Melbourne's leading goalkicker, and Melbourne captain from 1960–1964. In 1968, he player-coached Carlton to its first premiership in 21 years, coached Carlton to another title in 1970, and subsequently coached North Melbourne to two premierships in 1975 and 1977.

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