Football record for Victorian Football League (VFL) second semi final match played between Hawthorn Football Club and Geelong Football Club at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 21 September 1963.

Football records have long been an intrinsic part of the experience of going to the football. Records, published by the Victorian Football League (VFL) or Australian Football League (AFL), are purchased at or near the ground by record sellers who spruik for the business. They often become the constant reference point for the afternoon, listing both players' lists for the match, with space for the supporter to fill in goals and points kicked by each player, as well as player positions. Teams for the Under 19s and Reserve matches were also listed. Records also include advertisements as well as articles on aspects of the game, players, coaches and the teams. Records become a memento of the match, hence their lack of rarity.

Physical Description

A5 size 32pp record plus cover; stapled twice at centre. White cover with blue stripes and two blocks of colour representing the two competing team's colours - blue and white (Geelong) and yellow and brown (Hawthorn); b/w image of two players leaping to mark a football and an advertisement for 'Nu-Plastik British paints.' Title: '2nd Semi-Final/Souvenir Football Record/ Vol.52 No.28 September 21, 1963'. Price: 1 shilling. Pages filled with advertisements (including for radio and TV football broadcasts and programs), articles, letters to the editor, racing guides, player listings for the day's Under 19s, Reserve and Seniors matches, player positions and statistics.

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