2007 Premiers: The Cats

The 2007 AFL Grand Final was contested between the Geelong and Port Adelaide, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 September 2007. It was the 111th annual grand final. The match, attended by 97,302 spectators, was won by Geelong by a margin of 119 points, the biggest in VFL/AFL grand final history. The victory marked Geelong’s seventh premiership win, and ended its 44-year premiership drought.

Both CoversPlease and Wesley Cover Service produced commemorative covers.

CoversPlease produced a cover for each player on the team (no cover for Matthew Scarlett)

Steve Johnson was the Norm Smith Medalist and Jimmy Bartel won the Brownlow Medal.

2007 was the first of the Seasonal Postmarks. These were usually used on the Medallion Cover celebrating the premiership. The actual outline design of the postmark was the same until 2011. The socks and jumper design, the date, town and postcode changed depending on who won the premiership.

The outline of the player suggests Gary Ablett Jnr wearing his fathers famous No 5. His actual number was 29. His uncle Kevin wore 35 and his brother Nathan who was also a member of the Premiership team wore 23.