|Number of Bids||19|
|Starting Date||24-Apr-2019 11:00 AM|
|Ending Date||05-May-2019 8:00 PM|
The ANZAC Day Blockbuster between Collingwood and Essendon has become a significant part of ANZAC Day itself and represents an important part of the way Australian’s honour our great ANZAC history.
In 2019 Collingwood players will again be wearing a special guernsey designed by ISC in conjunction with the RSL.
This year’s ANZAC Day guernsey celebrates the 100th anniversary of Collingwood’s 1919 historic “Peace Premiership”, through a contemporary version of our guernsey worn that year.
The 2019 version also lists the names of the Magpie ANZACs who served.
The 1919 VFL season was played in an almost celebratory atmosphere: the First World War was over, all nine teams were back in the competition and Victorians could once again enjoy their footy without having to worry about what was happening on the other side of the world. Collingwood had taken home a flag in a six-team competition in 1917 and gone close again in 1918. When the Magpies triumphed in the “Peace Premiership” of 1919, defeating Richmond in the Grand Final, it carried more significance because of the backdrop in which they played. Not only did they win a famous victory for the club, footy was back and so was Collingwood. We pay tribute and remember those who have served and died in war on operational service past and present. Lest We Forget.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of our ANZAC Day history.
Now available for auction are the authentic player issued ANZAC Day themed Guernsey's, personally signed by the player for whom it was made.
If the player takes to the field in the Round 6 ANZAC Day match, the guernsey on offer will be the authentic match worn guernsey.
The guernseys of the players who are not selected will also be offered for auction as non-match worn player issued ANZAC Day guernseys.
All guernseys will be personally signed and come with an official AFLPA Certificate of Authenticity to protect your investment.
Profits from the sale of the ANZAC Day guernseys will be donated to the RSL’s ANZAC Day appeal
Auction items will begin to be dispatched or be available for pick up from the Holden Centre approximately 7-10 days after the completion of the auction.
This is due to the player signing session, packing and AFLPA authentication process. Please allow a further 3-4 days for Australia Post service.