The 17th September 1997, with Essendon failing to make the finals, saw the naming of the team of the century. It was captained by Dick Reynolds and coached by Kevin Sheedy. The starting eighteen included present day players, Gavin Wanganeen, now with Port Adelaide, James Hird and Michael Long.
32 covers cancelled with the MCG Pictorial PM (PMP 458) and 37 covers cancelled with the Bombers PM (PMP 631) were produced. (as seen above)
Covers for Barry Davis and Harold Lambert (probably other team members) were also released.