Born to Play Finals | Hawthorn Premiers AFL Signed Official Memorabilia
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Hawthorn 1988-89 Premiers Team Signed 'Born to Play Finals'


They were without a doubt, the team of the decade – and arguably, the team of the century. It’s unlikely that we will ever witness a period of football greatness as what Hawthorn achieved in the 80s, topped off with back-to-back Premierships in 1988-89. They had champions all over the ground – Jason Dunstall (three-time Coleman medal winner), dual Norm Smith Medallist Gary Ayres, along with Hall of Fame inductees John Platten, Robert DiPierdomenico (both Brownlow medallists) and Dermott Brereton – a line-up that proved formidable for even the toughest of opposition. This was no more evident in the 1988 Grand Final, which saw the Hawks seemingly end the game in the first quarter and a half, demolishing Melbourne by a record 96-point margin. 

In what will go down as one of the greatest Grand Finals in the modern era, the 1989 decider saw the Hawks call on every last reserve of courage and strength to hold off the rampaging Cats to win by a solitary goal. There were acts of courage and bravery that will never be rivalled – from Brereton being cleaned up at the first bounce only to kick an inspirational goal moments later, to Dipper, battling through a punctured lung, laying a desperate tackle in the dying seconds with his life very much on the line. These acts of courage will go down in football folklore, and typified the make-up of this resilient Hawthorn outfit. 

  • The ultimate tribute to Hawthorn’s back-to-back premierships of 1988 and 1989
  • An official Hawthorn retrospective woollen guernsey as worn during their 1988-89 campaigns, makes up the centrepiece of this magnificent display, and comes personally signed by all 24 Premiership players from the back-to-back triumphs 
  • Features two replica VFL Premiership medals, along with a replica Norm Smith Medal and Coleman Medal – complete with the names of the recipients of each distinction – in recognition of Hawthorn’s dominance over the competition at the end of the 1980’s
  • Stunning display incorporates iconic imagery and key statistics from the back-to-back Premiership triumphs
  • Strictly limited to just 89 editions worldwide, with each edition accompanied by an individually numbered AFLPA Certificate of Authenticity
  • Officially licensed and endorsed by the AFL
  • Approximate framed dimensions are approximately 1000 x 790 mm
  • Please note: Anticipated delivery July, 2019

Jason Dunstall

Dermott Brereton

Gary Ayres

Robert DiPierdomenico

Chris Wittman

Peter Schwab

John Platten

Chris Mew

Greg Madigan

John Kennedy Jnr

Michael Tuck

Darren Pritchard

James Morrissey

Scott Maginness

Tony Hall

Chris Langford

Russell Greene

Peter Curran

Andrew Collins

Dean Anderson

Greg Dear

Anthony Condon

Gary Buckenara

Paul Abbott

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  • To protect your purchase, OFFICIAL MEMORABILIA engages premium courier services that will deliver direct to your door. As such, please ensure that you provide details of your best daytime delivery address, noting that PO Boxes are not an option for courier services.
  • Please note that the majority of deliveries occur between 9am - 5pm. Please ensure you are entering your most accessible address for this time period (consider your work address as an alternative to your residential address.)
  • OFFICIAL MEMORABILIA’s current despatch time-frames are approximately 15-20 business days, unless otherwise communicated, or stated in the product description. Please allow for additional time for products imported from our international partners (Upper Deck Authenticated, Icons UK etc.). Please contact us for any specific delivery advice.
  • Products imported from our international partners are sometimes procured on a drop-ship basis, and subject to availability. If we are unable to procure the product(s) necessary to complete your order, we will refund the relevant purchase.
  • For all major programs, we will continuously keep you updated throughout the progress of your order. In the event that there is an unanticipated delay (for example the signatory has injured themselves and the signing session needs to be delayed), you will be communicated proactively with advice of the anticipated despatch time-frame.
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  • To ensure its safety, all items require the recipient to sign for the package upon arrival; the package cannot be left unattended.
  • Delivery costs are applicable to any location within Australia; for a tailored international delivery quote, please contact us at or on 1300 676 020.
  • For customers requiring delivery outside Australia, please note that duties and taxes remain the sole responsibility of the purchaser.


  • All products are officially licensed, which means that all products are a collaboration between SE Products, the sporting body, the athlete and their management, and the association where appropriate.
  • All signed products and limited edition products are accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity direct from the manufacturer.
  • All products listed on OFFICIAL MEMORABILIA are produced or sourced by SE Products. 
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  • All frames are constructed using deluxe timber moulding which has been carved from high-quality timber, sourced from environmentally friendly, FSC-accredited suppliers.
  • All frames are constructed in Australia to archival standards and are regularly shipped to all corners of the globe.
  • We frame our products using an acrylic compound which is half the weight of glass, yet is equal to glass in clarity and is up to 10x more impact-resistant. The compound is also UV stabilised and as such is unaffected by sunlight-induced decay.
  • All printing occurs in Australia using only the highest quality coated and uncoated satin stocks and includes print specials on selected premium designs including Cold Foil, Hot Foil, UV Gloss and Spot Laminate.

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