|Cricket - Team Sheets & Autograph Pages|
|Realisation Price||550.00 AUD|
|Categories:||Sporting Memorabilia > Cricket - Team Sheets & Autograph Pages|
Leski Auctions / Sporting Memorabilia - 24/02/2019 / Cricket - Team Sheets & Autograph Pages / Lot 148
AUSTRALIA: 1948 Official Team sheet of "The Invincibles" squad to England, led by Bradman and Hassett, with 17 original signatures; lacking only the always absent Sid Barnes autograph which is hand-stamped in the wrong place! During the sea journey to England, the players were required to sign autographs on 5,000 team sheets. Barnes had a stamp of his signature made, and paid a young boy in drinks to deal with the sheets for him, but he landed himself in trouble with captain Don Bradman and manager Keith Johnson when the boy stamped the sheets erratically, sometimes not adjacent to Barnes's position on the team list.