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Carlton Football Club Carlton North, Victoria

The Carlton Football Club, founded in 1864, is the third oldest of the Victorian-based league clubs and in 1897 became a foundation member of the VFL (now AFL). It has been victorious in more Grand Finals than any other club in League history.

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PO Box 83 Carlton North Victoria 3054
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+61 9389 6200; (03) 9387 1400

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Ikon Park 400 Royal Parade Carlton North Victoria

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Framed Colour Team Photo - CARLTON FOOTBALL CLUB Phillip U15 Team Schoolboys Carnival 1988

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Framed Team Photo

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Carlton FC U15 Squad for 1988 Carnival

Significance

Colour Photo of players & officials that represented Carlton in U15 Schoolboy Carnival Notable individual Anthony (Kouta) koutoufides Career: 1992 - 2007 Debut : Round 13, 1992 vs Adelaide, aged 19 years, 147 days Carlton Player No. 985 Games : 278 Goals : 226 Last Game : Round 17, 2007 vs St Kilda, aged 34 years, 191 days Guernsey No. 43 Height : 190 cm (6 ft. 2 in.) Weight : 95 kg (15 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : 18 January, 1973 Premiership Player: 1995 Leigh Matthews Trophy (AFLPA MVP) : 2000 Best and Fairest: 2001, 2005 All Australian: 1995, 2000 Leading Goalkicker : 1997 Club Captain: 2004 - 2006 AFL Hall of Fame Location of Photo the now demolished Robert Heatley Stand change rooms.

Framed Silver Plaque - Presentation of Geelong Football Club to Carlton Acknowledging Carlton FC's 150th Anniversary in 2014.

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Framed silver Plaque with grey surround in a black frame.

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Geelong FC Presentation "In the spirit of true sportsmanship" in 2014 to Carlton FC for 150th Anniversary established 1864.

Significance

A wonderful gesture by a fellow VFL/AFL foundation member 1897 Geelong FC to Carlton FC 2014 acknowledging 150th anniversary 1864-2014. At the time the two clubs had met on 258 occasions Carlton 130 wins Geelong 119 wins No Draws.

Letter from Victorian Football League 1981 - VFL Registration Form 5A

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Letters & copy of form from VFL

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A now defunct Form 5A registration of player

Significance

A now defunct Form 5A registration of player of four time premiership player David McKay Career : 1969 - 1981 Debut : Round 3, 1969 vs Footscray, aged 19 years, 165 days Carlton Player No. 809 Games : 263 Goals : 277 Last Game : Grand Final, 1981 vs Collingwood, aged 31 years, 325 days Guernsey No. 43 Height : 191 cm (6 ft. 3 in.) Weight : 92 kg (15 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : November 5, 1949 Premiership Player 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981 Carlton Hall of Fame (1996) One of the most spectacular high marks of his era, David Robert James “Swan” McKay was a Carlton star for twelve seasons, and a key member of four Premiership teams. Recruited from Newlyn, near Ballarat in central Victoria, McKay arrived at Princes Park in 1968 as a raw-boned 19 year-old. Coach Ron Barassi liked what he saw, and quickly realised that the laconic, easy-going country kid had the makings of something special after only a handful of games in the Blues’ number 43 guernsey. At 191cm and 95 kg he was robust enough to play in the ruck, while his exceptional aerial skills allowed him to hold down a key position. The problem was that he had joined the reigning premiers, so he wasn’t able to claim a regular place in the side until after the Blues were beaten by Richmond in the ’69 Grand Final. Early in the following season, McKay was given a chance at centre half-back, and took to it “like a swan to water.” Quick for his size and blessed with wonderful judgement, “Swan” soon became a crowd favourite. From that season on and throughout his career, it was only on rare occasions when the weekly televised football highlights package did not include footage of him drifting across the front of the pack to pluck the ball from the hands of an opponent, or leaping high over three or four sets of shoulders to take another soaring high mark. By 1970, McKay was embedded in the Carlton defence and hadn’t missed a game all season. After the Blues wound up second on the ladder, David experienced the thrill of a VFL final for the first time in his 29th senior match, when almost 113,000 fans packed into the MCG to see Collingwood beat Carlton by 10 points in a high-scoring Semi Final. Swan took 10 marks amid his 16 possessions that afternoon, and although his side was beaten, he revelled in the occasion. A fortnight later, after destroying St Kilda in a one-sided Preliminary Final, Carlton met Collingwood again in the Grand Final in front of an even bigger crowd. McKay was in trouble early against his taller, equally athletic opponent Len Thompson, but rallied after half time to get right on top as the Blues came from 44 points down to shatter Collingwood in the greatest of all Grand Final comebacks. Swan took nine telling marks and collected 18 possessions to be hailed as Best on Ground, before collecting the first of his four Premiership medals. One of the hallmarks of the Carlton teams coached by Barassi was their versatility, so as his career progressed, McKay started spending time up forward or in the ruck. From then on, when a game was in the balance and a goal or two was sorely needed, he was the man the Blues often looked for. He worked hard on his shooting for goal and became a reliable forward option. The 1972 final series must rank as one of Carlton’s finest hours, as the Blues fought their way through three hard, cut-throat games to meet the raging favourites Richmond in the Grand Final. In that remarkable encounter on a fine, cool day at the MCG, Swan lined up in a back pocket to cover the Tigers’ resting ruckmen and for once, lowered his colours to Richmond’s Neil Balme, who kicked 5 goals – but the Blues still won by 27 points and McKay picked up his second medal. In August 1973, Swan brought up game number 100 against Footscray at the Western Oval. Carlton won by nine points – thanks to McKay’s 13 marks in great game at centre half-back. A month later, the Blues and the Tigers met again on Grand Final day, and – still smarting from their surprise defeat the previous year – Richmond went head-hunting in a spiteful match. Swan was shifted forward early and kicked two majors, but neither he nor his team could match Richmond’s ferocity and the Tigers won the flag by 30 points. Midway through the following season, in round 14, 1975 - McKay was embroiled in another infamous encounter at Essendon’s Windy Hill – a game that saw eight players (himself included) reported. On a wet and miserable day dominated by a howling wind, Swan’s 22 disposals, 14 marks and eight goals won the game for Carlton, and making that victory even sweeter, he later escaped suspension for striking. By the time Carlton was knocked out of the finals in 1976 by straight-sets defeats at the hands of Hawthorn and North Melbourne, McKay was 27 and had racked up 172 games. But he felt he needed relief from the pressure-cooker life of a VFL footballer, so he agreed in principle to join WAFL club Subiaco. When he requested a clearance from Carlton however, the Blues steadfastly refused. Both sides dug in their heels, and some unfortunate headlines resulted before Swan relented and resumed training some weeks into 1977. In round 13 of that season, on a freezing cold and wet Saturday afternoon at the Junction Oval, bottom side Fitzroy caused a huge upset by beating Carlton by 7 points. In his 181st game, McKay took 9 marks, and his second goal of the game was the 200th of his career. McKay’s fourth Grand Final came in 1979 against Collingwood. By then one of only five survivors from the ’73 team, Swan was approaching his 30th birthday. yet still playing valuable, consistent football. In a close, absorbing match on a wet and slippery MCG that day, Carlton again won a nail-biter by just 5 points, thanks to Wayne Harmes’ famous swipe at the ball from a forward pocket in the last minutes of the game. The ball ended at the feet of Ken Sheldon, whose goal clinched Carlton’s twelfth Premiership, and McKay’s third. Throughout the majority of his career, Swan was a durable type who rarely suffered serious injury. That all changed in 1980 however, when he rolled an ankle, played on, and compounded the injury which hampered him for the rest of his career. Carlton made the finals again, but dropped out after successive losses. That was a bitter blow for the Blues, who promptly sacked coach Peter Jones and reinstated David Parkin. Because of his ankle, Swan missed a number of games early in 1981, but was back to near his best for the finals. Carlton destroyed Geelong by 40 points in the second Semi Final and marched into the Grand Final as hot favourites against Collingwood. In a typically fierce and physical decider, Collingwood led by 21 points late in the third quarter, before the confident Blues overwhelmed them in the last term - winning Premiership number four for Swan McKay, and flag number thirteen for Carlton. One of the goals in that vital last quarter came from the big number 43. It was his second major of the game, and his last kick in league football. Amid the jubilation of victory in the rooms after the game, Swan announced his retirement after 263 games and 277 career goals. He was a few weeks short of his thirty-second birthday and it was an appropriate way to end the playing career of one of the club’s favourite sons. Following his retirement, McKay stayed involved at Princes Park in a number of off-field roles. He was inducted into the Carlton Hall of Fame in 1996, and later became a high-profile critic of Carlton’s President John Elliott. When Elliott was voted out of office in 2002, McKay was appointed a director of the club under new President Ian Collins. During 1999 and 2000, David's son James McKay played eight Reserves games and kicked two goals for Carlton. Milestones 100 Games : Round 21, 1973 vs Footscray 150 Games : Round 2, 1976 vs Essendon 200 Games : Round 10, 1978 vs Footscray 250 Games : Round 9, 1981 vs South Melbourne 100 Goals : Round 13, 1974 vs Geelong 200 Goals : Round 13, 1977 vs Fitzroy

Herald Sun Liftout - 100 Years of footy : the big grabs

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Newspaper

Historical information

Includes B& W photos. Cover, Alex Jesaulenko (Carlton) famous mark on shoulders of Graeme Jenkin just prior to siren in 1970 grand final. 1920s Carlton player Paddy O'Brien. Horrie Clover (1920–1931), Tommy Downs (1927–1933), Stephen Silvagni spectacular mark against Collingwood (1988), Wayne Harmes First Semi Final versus Collingwood. From Roger Skien Collection.

Black & White Team Photo - Carlton Football Club Premiers VFL 1947

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White Photograph attached to larger piece of beige cardboard.

Historical information

Official 1947 Premiership Photograph

Significance

The team photograph represents the players who played in the 1947 GF against Essendon. Carlton famously won the game by one point. Fred Stafford snapped a miraculous goal from the boundary in the dying minutes. The game was played at the MCG 27th September 1947 Att 85793. Carlton 13.8 (86) def Essendon 11.19 (85). Ern Henfry Captain Perce Bentley Coach

Paper Book - THE BLUES

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

146 Navy Blue Paperback Magazine compiled by Tim Hewat

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A pictorial & written history of Carlton FC 1897-1982

Significance

Author and Carlton supporter compiled a history of Carlton from 1897 to a premiership year 1982 with many historic photos and descriptions of different eras of the club. John Malcolm Fraser the then Prime Minister of Australia wrote the foreword.

Black & White Team Photo - 1918 Team Players only

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

A black & white photo mounted on cardboard

Historical information

1918 Team Photo. .

Significance

A players only photo of the 1918 team. Unfortunately the players aren't named.The worst years of World War I had finished by the start of the 1918 season, and Essendon and St Kilda were able to again field teams. Melbourne were still missing from the competition, but World War I would end in 1918 and they would rejoin in 1919. Carlton again made the final 4 but would lose to South Melbourne in a close second Semi Final by 5 points. The Blues were eventually ranked third, with their failure to make it through Grand Final was a mirror performance of 1917. Coach: Norman Clark Captain: Rod McGregor Leading Goal-kicker: Ern Cowley - 35 goals. Cowley also kicked the most goals for the competition in 1918.

Colour Magazine - Blues' News newsletter August edition, 1996

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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August 2000 edition of the official newsletter of the Carlton Football Club, 'Blues' news'.

Small Paper Booklet - 128th Annual Report & Balance Sheet (1992)

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

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Report Booklet published for use to be presented to members at the AGM 7/12/1992 at Carlton Social Club

Significance

Documents Clubs Financial Position

Team Photo - 1990 Bert Deacon Squad

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Reasonable condition, colour image.

Historical information

A team photo of the 1990 Bert Deacon Squad, that defeated Richmond football club. Coached by Trevor Keogh, and captained by Darren Sharp, the final scores read 17-16-118, to 3-5-23, in favor of the boys in Navy Blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Donated by Rodger Skien.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1957

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Blue hardcover book

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1957 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1957. Coach: Jim Francis Captain: Ken Hands Vice Captain: Laurie Kerr Leading goal scorer: Gerald Burke - 34 goals

Newspaper collection - Collection of articles - post 1999 Preliminary Final/Pre Grand Final 1999

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Collection of newspaper pages

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Collection of newspaper articles and coverage following Carlton's win over Essendon in the 1999 Preliminary Final, also previewing the upcoming Grand Final. Carlton 6.3 8.4 10.6 16.8 104 Sat 18-Sep-1999 2:30 PM Att: 80,519 Venue: M.C.G. Essendon 3.5 3.10 10.17 14.19 103 Carlton won by 1 pt

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1970 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1970 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and way season of 1970. Carlton would win their 10th VFL/AFL premiership in 1970, defeating Collingwood by 10 points in the 1970 Grand Final. Collingwood 4.8 10.13 13.16 14.17 101 Sat 26-Sep-1970 2:50 PM Att: 121,696 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 0.3 4.5 12.5 17.9 111 Carlton won by 10 pts Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 115 goals Best & Fairest: Adrian Gallagher

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1971 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, nav blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1971 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1971. Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 56 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1960

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1960 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1960. Coach: Ken Hands Captain: Bruce Comben Vice Captain: John Chick Leading goal scorer: Leo Brereton - 44 goals Best & Fairest: John James

Small program - Carlton Football Club 1987 Grand Final Dinner, Southern Cross Hotel

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Soft cover, 4 pages.

Historical information

Includes List of Toasts and menu for evening. From Roger Skien Collection.

A4 Letter - Letter to Roger Skien from Stephen Gough 1985

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Historical information

Thank you letter addressed to Roger Skien for his services during the 1985 season from Football Manager Stephen Gough.

Significance

A letter thanking a stalwart of the club Roger Skien

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & .A 1989

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1989 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1989. Coach: Robert Walls / Alex Jesaulenko Captain: Stephen Kernahan Vice Captain: Justin Madden Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 59 goals

A4 Letter - Letter to Roger Skien from Geoff Walsh - 1993

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

typed A4 letter

Historical information

Thank you letter addressed to Roger Skien for his services during the 1993 season, from football manager Geoff Walsh.

Framed photograph - Greg Williams Half of Fame inductee framed commemoration

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Image behind glass frame, no scratches and a gold wooden frame.

Historical information

Framed image of Greg Williams kicking a football. The image was to commemorate his induction to the Carlton Football Club Hall of Fame in 1999.

Inscriptions & Markings

Greg Williams 1992-1997 Played 109 Games Kicked 89 Goals Played in Premiership Teams 1995 Best & Fairest 1994 Brownlow Medal 1994 Norm Smith Medal 1995

Paperback Book - Percy A Blues Legend

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

285 Page Paperback Book

Historical information

A biography written with Brian Hansen of one of Carlton's most popular players

Significance

Peter Jones AKA Percy played in four Carlton Premierships, 1968,1970,1972 & 1979. Percy played in the shadow of John Nicholls but when John Nicholls retired Percy became Carlton's key ruckman. Percy kicked many goals and his celebrations are legendary. In 1980 Percy was appointed Captain Coach but did not play a game and was left stranded on 249 games. Percy played a key role in the 1972 GF rucking all day which contributed to a famous victory over Richmond. Percy wore #28

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside Cover Autograph of Peter Jones

Hard Cover Book - Football Record 1921

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, worn

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1921 to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1921. Carlton were defeated by Richmond in 1921 Grand Final by 4 points. Richmond 1.2 1.3 3.4 5.6 36 Sat 15-Oct-1921 2:50 PM Att: 43,122 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 2.2 3.4 3.6 4.8 32 Richmond won by 4 pts Coach – Norman Clark Captain – Charlie Canet/Gordon Green Vice-Captain – Jack Greenhill Leading Goal-kicker – Horrie Clover 58 goals

Inscriptions & Markings

R. Hunt Grandview Rd, Brighton 12/2/1922

Black & White Team Photo - 1951 GF Reserves Winning Team

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Metal & Plastic photo with stand

Historical information

Picture of 1951 Reserves Premiership team

Significance

First Carlton Reserves Premiership since 1928. Carlton 2.5 17 4.8 32 8.13 61 8.15 63 Essendon 0.3 3 2.6 18 3.7 25 7.9 51 George Ferry (5), Doug Guy (1), Bill Milroy (1) and Johnny Blake (1). Best: Doug Beasy, George Stafford, Ken Aitken, Harry Dern, George Ferry and Bill Milroy. Carlton Reserves Player's Guernsey Numbers (Football Record, Preliminary Final) 1. Ken Aitken (Captain), 2. Bill Huntington, 3. Johnny Blake, 4. Doug Guy, 5. Morrie Williams, 6, Gerald Burke, 7. Jack Hedley, 8. N. Lee, 9. J. Ryan, 10. Keith Batchelor, 11. A. Max Thomas, 12, Doug Williams, 13. Harry Dern, 14. Adam Inglis, 15. Harvey Dunn jnr, 16. G. Neal, 17. Doug Beasy, 18. Alan Thynne, 19. Don Calder (Vice Captain), 20-28 not allocated, 29. Bill Milroy, 30. George Stafford, 31. not allocated, 32. Brian Molony, 33. G. Hunter, 34. Bernie Baxter, 35. G. Rich, 36. Tom Jones, 37. Ron Price, 38. Frank Bateman, 39. George Ferry, 40. Dick Gill.

A4 Letter - Letter to Ian Collins from Roger Skien - 1984

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

typed A4 sized letter

Historical information

Letter addressed to to General Manager Ian Collins from Roger Skien, seeking approval to hold a pre-season dinner for the 1984 under-19's team to be held on the 22nd of March 1984

Colour Magazine - Herald Sun - Football's Fabulous Century - Collector Series Part 7 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

large newspaper lift out booklet

Historical information

Collectible newspaper lift out published by the Herald Sun in 1999, featuring club history, statistics, and team of the century.

Cassette tape - Rebirth of the Blues, 1991. How Blue are you?

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Audio cassette

Historical information

"We need your support to recapture the spirit of the good old days. Carlton Football Club Membership songs" Side A "How Blue Are You" Written and performed by Oscar Swarv. Guitar: Rob Manley Flute: Neil Jamieson Side B "Blue is our colour" - a singalong tune by members of your team. New Lyrics by Oscar Swarv. From Roger Skien Collection.

Framed Colour Team Photo - Phillip Carlton Under 15s May Schoolboys Carnival 1985

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Timber, Glass & Paper Framed Photo

Historical information

Carlton FC U15 Squad for 1985 Schoolboy Carnival

Significance

Photo of Players & Officials thate represented Carlton FC at 1985 Schoolboy Carnival. Notable individuals; Shane Heal basket baller represented Australia played NBA, Craig Devonport represented St Kilda & Carlton at senior level, Fraser BrownCareer : 1989 - 2000 Debut : Round 1, 1989 vs Footscray, aged 18 years, 226 days Carlton Player No. 954 Games : 177 Goals : 99 Last Game: Preliminary Final, 2000 vs Essendon, aged 30 years, 8 days Guernsey No. 20 Height : 181 cm (5 ft. 11 in.) Weight : 90 kg (14 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : 18 August, 1970 Premiership Player 1995 Best and Fairest 1998 Carlton Hall of Fame (2006) Photo Location unknown

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1962

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1962 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the season of 1962. Carlton would finish as Runner-Up, defeated by Essendon in the 1962 Grand Final. Essendon 6.5 7.7 10.10 13.12 90 Sat 29-Sep-1962 2:50 PM Att: 98,385 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 1.1 5.6 7.8 8.10 58 Essendon won by 32 pts Coach: Ken Hands Captain: Graham Donaldson Vice Captain: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Tom Carroll - 62 goals Best & Fairest: Serge Silvagni

Colour photograph - Under 16 Bert Deacon Squad 17 July1991

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour photograph mounted on cardboard

Historical information

Under 16 Bert Deacon Squad. From Roger Skien Collection. Final Scores Carlton 11-12-78 defeated Richmond 10-6-66. 17 July 1991. Back Row: Damian Lievesley, Travis Keogh, Enzo Tomasiello, Renei Pilapil, Brad Lloyd, Brendan McCarthy, Michael Mobilia, Simon Ockwell. Centre Row: Gerard Murphy (Fitness Adviser and Runner), Nathan Bodey, Shane Thompson, Travis Martin, Dale Richter, Andrei Petersen, Mathew Wallis, Andrew Bishop, Roger Skien (Team Manager) Front Row: Justin Carusi, Malcolm Mackwell, Glen Wallace, Daniel Hargraves (Captain), Trevor Keogh (Coach), Daniel Richards, Jamie Hawking, Shane Crosbie, Toby Evans, Adam Gatherum. Absent: Steve Samie, Ian Morelli

Membership Ticket - 1938 Carlton FC Membership Ticket

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Small Cardboard Ticket Four Pages

Historical information

Membership Ticket Premiership Year 1038

Significance

The Membership ticket is from a Premiership year and also depicts Board Members & VFL fixture for 1938 season. There four or five autographs inside, the players are Captain Coach Brighton Diggins, Ken Baxter, Creswell Crisp and Jack Wrout all 1938 Premiership Players.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pencil autographs inside page; one player maybe K Baxter