Round 17 will see Luke Hodge achieve the rare milestone of 300 games against old foe Geelong. Hodge becomes the only the 8th Hawthorn player to join the 300 club and joins names such as Tuck, Matthews, Crawford, Mitchell, Moore, Scott and Langford. These 300 games has seen Luke Hodge build one of the greatest CV's in the AFL; 4-time Premiership player, 2-time Norm Smith Medallist and 3-time Premiership captain. Hodge embodies the traits required to not only star at the top level, but also lead his troops to AFL’s ultimate glory. Along the way, he has twice been awarded the Peter Crimmins Medal as Hawthorn’s Best & Fairest and a 3-time All Australian, paying further tribute to his standing at our proud club. After 300 games only one word can suitably describe Hodge's career - Greatness.
Playing his 250th game in the 2014 Grand Final, Hodge joined an elite group of footballers, becoming only the third multiple Norm Smith medallist, joining another Hawthorn legend Gary Ayres and Adelaide maestro Andrew McLeod, who went back-to-back in 1997 and 1998.
While it is only the best that ever get the opportunity to represent the Hawks on the biggest stage, it takes someone special to lead them – one who has the perfect blend of talent, commitment, relentlessness and determination. One who inspires, leads by example, and only ever looks back to help his comrades join overcome adversity and join him in shared excellence. One who shows a willingness to carry his soldiers in times of trouble, yet shows humility in his successes.
As Luke Hodge prepares to become the eighth Hawk to reach the 300 game milestone, HawksNest, in conjunction with the AFL and AFL Players Association, is proud to release ‘THE GENERAL’ - DELUXE EDITION – a tribute that recognises not just the man himself but also his stunning list of accolades. With each edition of ‘THE GENERAL’- DELUXE EDITION personally signed by Hodge, fully inclusive of all replica medals secured by Hodge in his illustrious and decorated career, strictly limited and independently authenticated, the piece is a must have for both Hawks fans and astute collectors alike. Stock is strictly limited, so secure yours now to avoid disappointment.
Stock is strictly limited, so act now to avoid disappointment.
- Acknowledges and pays tribute to Luke Hodge – Hawthorn’s three-time Premiership captain and dual Norm Smith Medallist – as he becomes the eighth Hawk to play 300 games
- Features ‘The General’ in iconic pose, wearing every medal he has won on the AFL’s biggest stage, amidst a backdrop of the four Premiership cups he has won during his career
- Actual replica medals won by Luke Hodge affixed within this deluxe edition - 2 x Norm Smith Medals (2008 and 2014), 4 x AFL Premiership Medals (2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
- Each edition comes personally signed by Hodge, signed in black ink directly onto the stunning print
- Limited to just 200 personally signed editions – a tribute to his milestone achieved in his sixteenth consecutive season
- Presented in a deluxe timber frame; framed in Australia to archival standards
- Officially licensed by the Australian Football League
- Independently authenticated by AFL Players Association
- Accompanied by an individually numbered AFLPA Certificate of Authenticity
- Manufactured under license by SE Products
- Approximate framed dimensions are an impressive 1200 x 480mm
Postage is $60 to all Melbourne Metro areas, all other country/interstate areas additional delivery charges will apply. HawksNest will contact the purchaser to inform of any additional fee. This product is excluded from the $150 Free Postage promotion due to weight and dimensions. Deliveries and collections from HawksNest Waverley Park are available on request. PO Box addresses are not accepted.
- All products must be signed for upon delivery
- All memorabilia items are dispatched from a 3rd party premises so other items in basket will arrive separately.
- PO Box addresses are not accepted
- This product is excluded from free postage
The image used is for marketing illustration purposes only and is not 100% reflective of the final product.
Delivery from late August
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