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Updated: 04/10/2009

1997 season

The 3rd May 1997 saw the issuing of a cover to mark the 125th Anniversary of the Essendon Football Club. 50 of the covers were issued and were stamped with the Essendon AFL Centenary Stamp and the Essendon Permanent Pictorial Postmark (PMP 631). The cover is displayed below.

125th Anniversary Cover

The 17th September 1997, with Essendon failing to make the finals, saw the naming of the team of the century. It was captained by Dick Reynolds and coached by Kevin Sheedy. The starting eighteen included present day players, Gavin Wanganeen, now with Port Adelaide, James Hird and Michael Long. Covers for Barry Davis and Harold Lambert were also released.

32 covers cancelled with the MCG Pictorial PM (PMP 458) and 37 covers cancelled with the Bombers PM (PMP 631) were produced. (as seen below)

1997 Team of the Century Cover