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Australian Football League sports trading card of Gilbert McAdam of the Brisbane Bears

2002.0011.0008

Australian Football League sports trading card of Gilbert McAdam of the Brisbane Bears

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Physical description

Australian Football League (AFL) sports trading card advertising "Learn from the stars" and "McDonald's Superclinic". A picture of Gilbert McAdam of the Brisbane Bears is featured on the front. "Auskick" and "Centenary" icons appear on the back of the card.

Statement of significance

The Select Australia collection comprises thirty-one different collector trading cards featuring fifteen Aboriginal Australian Football League (AFL) players. The players featured are: Winston Abraham, Scott Chisholm, Che Cockatoo Collins, Gary Dhurrkay, Dale Kickett, Chris Lewis, Michael Long, Peter Matera, Philip Matera, Gilbert McAdam, Michael O'Loughlin, Gavin Wangera, Greg Williams and Nicky Winmar. These cards are from the 1996 AFL collections.

Trading cards are highly attractive items. Collectable cards featuring images of, and information on, individual players from the various teams are popular with children and young teenagers. These cards are significant in that they record Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and achievements in Australian sports.

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