The Vintage Football Jumper Company, in conjunction with Woolmark and the Hawthorn Football Club, is proud to release a series of retrospective vintage jumpers 'The Heritage Collection'.
This famous retrospective 1989 reproduction Hawthorn woollen jumper as worn by heroes Tuck, Brereton, Ayres, Dunstall, DiPierdomenico, Platten, Buckenara, Langford, Pritchard and Mew during arguably the greatest Grand Finals in AFL/VFL history. The match is now legendary for its amazing toughness, physicality, skill, massive scoring and tension. The Hawks jumped out to an enormous lead as Geelong attempted to unsettle the Hawks through rough physical play. However, the physical toll on the Hawks began to show as the match wore on with John Platten being concussed, Robert DiPierdomenico puncturing his lung, Dermott Brereton breaking his ribs and Michael Tuck splitting the webbing on his hand. By midway through the final quarter the Cats were charging with Hawthorn desperately trying to hold off the Cats' avalanche of goals while containing the brilliance of Ablett who ended the match with a grand final record of 9 goals. Hawthorn's experience and determination allowed them to hold off Geelong just long enough, scraping through to victory by one goal.
This rare jumper features the authentic HFC (Household Finance) sponsor woven patch and VFL patch as worn in period and the merino wool in this jumper was grown by sheep grazing the Australian landscape, cared for by Australian farmers, and shorn and manufactured here in Australia. The jumper features a traditional collar design with woven VFL and sponsor logos on the chest and is a must-have for any Hawthorn diehards.
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