It was only fitting that Dustin Martin put the exclamation mark on a stunning season with the game’s highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, becoming just the sixth Tiger to take home Charlie. Martin, once viewed by many as a knockabout lad from Castlemaine with boundless potential, transformed that into a brutal reality that was, simply, too much for essentially every opponent. He was too strong for their midfields, too agile for their backlines and, above all, too strong for just about everyone in the league in one of the most physically superior seasons in living memory. It’s not often that a season can be so universally respected by all supporters, but there can be no doubt Martin’s catalogue of astonishing footy in 2017 is one for the ages.
Richmond paid millions for Martin in September of 2017 and as it goes, they got him cheap. Since he signed he, and they, have won everything: a prelim final, a Brownlow, a premiership, a Norm Smith. What is left to say, there’s nothing else to do? Martin is a man of few words at the best of times and this was not a moment to break with brevity as he accepted hi Norm Smith medal. Dusty’s ability to get his hands on the ball in tight and feed it out to a teammate’s advantage is what separates him from the mere mortal. He was the foundation for Richmond’s repeated surges forward that eventually overwhelms opposition teams.
Each edition comes personally signed by Martin and includes key statistics from each of Martin’s vote-getting matches in 2017. Integrated into this stunning display is not only a replica Brownlow Medal but also a piece of Martin’s 2017 match-worn guernsey. Exclusive signing session presided over by the AFL Players’ Association to protect your investment, in the assurance that you’re purchasing legitimate signed memorabilia commissioned with the express endorsement of the AFL and Dustin Martin. Limited to 444 editions, with each edition accompanied by an individually numbered AFL & AFLPA-endorsed Certificate of Authenticity.
1030 x 790 mm