Large menu card for the dinner held in Adelaide on August 27th 1998 to celebrate Bradman's 90th birthday. Over 1000 guests attended although Bradman himself was absent, preferring a quiet dinner at home with his family. However, Bradman did have a well-documented meeting with the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne that day. The menu card is signed on the cover and on most pages by over 250 cricketers, including Bradman himself (signed across one of the internal photographs), B. Richards, S. Gavaskar, M. Brearley, F. Engineer, VVS Laxman, L. Gibbs, H. Gibbs, G. Pollock, S. Tendulkar, S. Warne, J. Kallis, G. Pullar, W. Hall, T. Greig, A. Connolly, K. Hughes, I. Healy, G. Lawson, G. Tribe, C. Croft, I. Redpath, R. McCosker, A. Gilchrist, Muralitharan, T. Bailey, A. Kallicharran, B. Lawry, I. Craig, T. Alderman, N. Harvey, A. Morris, S. Loxton, P. Burge, R. Marsh, G. Chappell, K. Stackpole, I. Chappell, A. Hilditch, R. Benaud, R. Dravid, M. Taylor, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, B. Bedi, C. Old, J. Wright, A. Border, D. Shackleton, T. Dexter, K. Fletcher, D. Murray, B. Close, A. Sohail, A. Davidson, K. Higgs, T. Jenner, D. Jones, G. McGrath, D. Wilson, Hick, Hendrick, Goodwin, Inverarity, Subba Row, Willis, Hogg, Rumsey, Foster, Cook, Dewes, Trueman, Massie, Doggart, Marks, Collis King and D. Walters. Many more could be identified but some are a little hard to decipher. It seems that many of the autographs would have been collected on the day but others have obviously been added - for instance England were playing Sri Lanka at the Oval that day.
4to. Stapled booklet. 8pp. One autograph to the front has been carefully erased and signed over the top by Laxman - the first one may have smudged as the surface of the cover is glossy. Very good condition.
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