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Vintage Football Jumpers

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Vintage Football Jumpers are becoming a rarity as they become highly collectable for AFL football fans, historians and archivists.

Collingwood vintage jumper

Collingwood vintage jumper

Passionate footy fans seek to have a complete set of their clubs football jumpers, jerseys, or guernseys. Over a period of time these fans have seen many changes in the style, logos and designs of the jumper. It was originally made of knitted wool, then acrylic to the modern day polyester . A popular, modern style is the sleeveless variety replacing the more traditional long sleeved version of previous decades.

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

In 1996 the AFL changed its logo to the current one . Clubs have reinvented their team logos with rejigged mascots and revamped signage. What remains as a constant is the much revered team colours, the team name and  a version of the mascot.

Many Historians and Archivists are creating a curated collection  of the humble AFL football jersey, guernsey, jumper as a record of the games past, present and future. The older style jumpers, often much beloved of  football fans are growing in popularity and are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Magpies

Magpies

AFLW

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

The women's AFL competition AFLW commenced for 2018. The opening game was between traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood,  at Ikon Stadium in Melbourne, friday, 2nd February.

Magpies Jumper

Magpies Jumper

Carlton defeated Collingwood in a fiercely fought battle by just eight points . Final scores were 22 points to 14 points. A large crowd of just under 20,000 excited fans went along to watch the game. The AFL were prepared for a large crowd after 2017 's lockout when many disappointed fans had to be turned away due to large numbers of attendees. The AFL instigated an overflow area with a big screen TV installed, and seating, to provide fans with a viewing area in case of lockout.

Baby Blue Guenrsey

Baby Blue Guernsey

It was a stellar opening to the AFL season and many fans including a large number of women attended the game all wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Sponsors on Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
Dees Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

An AFL or NRL Football Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey, can be dated from the sponsors logo. Keen fans will know the age of the Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey by the logo patch.

State of Origin Jersey

State of Origin Jersey

 

Fans are happy to wear their Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey to home and away matches despite the current signage.

 

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Especially prized are those Jumpers,Jerseys, Guernseys sporting older team logos, which advertises their obvious   vintage or retro connections.

Kids and Babies footy guernseys

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Over time the humble AFL Football Jumper, Jersey, Guernsey has evolved to include kids and babies sizes. No longer the exclusive domain of  teenage and adult fans you can now buy your newborn baby an official licensed football jumper, jersey, guernsey. 

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

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Baby Carlton guernsey

Baby Carlton guernsey

A vast range of sizes are manufactured from the very small newborn and graduating up to kids sizes. Whilst kids jumpers have been available for some time, the advent of baby jumpers is relatively new. The well dressed footy fan is now able to kit the whole family out in official, licensed football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. It can develop a passion for  a particular team from a very young age and create a life long love of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

AFL Vintage and Retro Football Guernseys

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys do change. Whilst the style and colours remain a constant part of the design, team sponsors,  and fabric of manufacture vary.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Initially the original  football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were knitted from wool. The team colours and club insignia was constant. Players wore a long sleeved version of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey with a collar and button up front.  Manufacturing processes changed and the guernsey was still knitted but from acrylic wool. Long sleeves, v necks with collars, favourite players numbers sewn on the back and sewn on AFL logo patches proliferated.

 

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

Fitzroy Football Club were the first football club that began displaying sponsors logos on guernseys for a commercial fee. Ironic that the club was deemed to be economically unviable by the AFL, and ceased to exist . An amalgamation of sorts was attempted with the establishment of a new team the Brisbane Bears in Queensland, who bore the FFC initials on the back of their guernsey . A later incarnation saw the Brisbane Lions adopt the Fitzroy team mascot of a lion on their guernsey.

Today, collectors, football fans, club historians, lovers of AFL, and curators collect the older style vintage, and retro football jumpers, guernseys, and jerseys. Irreplaceable and markers of a pivotal point in an AFL Club's history they are highly coveted items.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

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