Chronicling His Football Career Using His Scrapbooks and Memorabilia
An Authorised Portrait
Icons of Australian Sport
Hyperactive, 2007, [First Edition], full page colour photographs and memorabilia throughout, large format hardcover with colour photographic boards
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“This is the authorised Gary Ablett book that football fans have been waiting for.
No Australian Rules footballer has excited fans more than Geelong’s Gary Ablett did in his 248 games and 1030 goals.
No matter who and individual thinks is the best player of all time, he or she will generally agree that none has been more brilliant than Ablett. This book takes you back to his roots, to the Drouin home where he honed his skills playing with his four brothers and three sisters, outside the family home. Published for the first time are family photos of the Ablett clan, from Gary as a young boy through to the day in September 2007 when his sons Gary junior and Nathan stood on the MCG with Premiership medallions. In this revealing insight Gary Ablett senior takes you inside his thoughts, the first time he has shared himself with the football world. It is a book that can teach youngsters how to capture some of the secrets of the greatest natural talent football has seen. Includes a forward by Malcom Blight and chapter introductions from Tom Hafey, Mark Yeates, Stephen Silvagni, Bob Davis, Paul Couch, Ian Cover, Billy Brownless, Ron Hovey, Andrew Bews, Garry Lyon, Fay Tuck and Kevin Ablett.”