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Syd Coventry Snr won Collingwood's first Copeland Trophy in 1927.
A painting of 'The Team of the Century' by Jamie Cooper.
Collingwood celebrates its 2010 premiership at the MCG, its 15th in history.
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Syd Coventry Snr won Collingwood's first Copeland Trophy in 1927.
A view of Victoria Park from the round three match against West Coast in 1999.
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Ted Rowell the player.
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Albert Collier
The Rush Stand opened in 1966 and made life much more comfortable for patrons of the outer (Courtesy Getty Images).
A view of the social club in 1959.
An aerial shot of Victoria Park from 1929.
A view from the Abbot Street wing across the Ladies to the original grand stand before its relocation (1900s).
The earliest known photograph of a Collingwood team, in 1895, as published in Collingwood at Victoria Park - Revised and Updated Edition (Roberts and McFarlane, 2005).
The main entrance of Victoria Park located on the corner of Lulie St and Turner St
An overhead view of the suburb of Collingwood with Victoria Park in the distance (1880s).
Dane Swan proudly displays his Brownlow Medal, won in 2011.
The Argus carries the story on Monday 25 May in 1903
Saverio Rocca flies for a mark in a practice match against Fremantle in 1998.
Ron McKeown lines up for a goal in a 1992 match.
Peter Daicos up against North Melbourne.
A news clipping from The Argus on August 7, 1935 recapping the trip.
Paul Sharkey tries to latch onto Robert Scott during Collingwood's win over North Melbourne in round 22, 1997.
Peter Daicos leaps for a mark in a 1989 VFL match against Melbourne.
Ernest 'Bud' Copeland played a key role as secretary of the club.
Jason McCartney poses for a profile photo in 1994.
ames Clement in action during the round 18 match against Carlton at the MCG.
The headline from the Canberra Times after Collingwood beath Hawthorn in the semi final of the 1977 season .
James Manson and Paul Harding lock horns in a marking contest during Collingwood's draw with St Kilda in round four, 1991 at Moorabbin.
"Collingwood in late recover" is the headline in the Canberra Times recapping the historic win.
Dermott Brereton lines up a kick during the 1995 round 3 match between Collingwood and Geelong.
A newspaper clipping from the Sunday edition of the Canberra Times featuring Warwick Capper taking a mark at Victoria Park.
James Clement, Anthony Rocca and Rhyce Shaw sing the team song after winning the round 12 match against Sydney at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Phil Carman flies for a mark against Hawthorn in the 1970s.
Tom Hafey became a coaching legend while in charge of Richmond (1966-1976) and Collingwood (1977-1982)
Ben Johnson celebrates a first quarter goal against Port Adelaide as the Magpies romped to a 44-point win in the 2003 Preliminary Final.
Port Adelaide legend John Cahill became the first man to arrive from outside Victoria and coach at Victoria Park.
James Manson in action during a 1991 AFL match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Gavin Crosisca gets a handpass away during the 1996 round 16 AFL match between Collingwood and Fitzroy.
Peter Daicos up against Fitzroy in 1991.
Chris Tarrant celebrates Collingwood's famous win against Port Adelaide in the 2002 Qualifing Final, while reality sets in for his direct opponent Matthew Bishop.
Captain Nathan Buckley speaks to coach Tony Shaw during the round 16 contest against Hawthorn at Waverley Park in 1998.
Mick McGuane took seven bounces and booted a sensational goal in round two, 1994 against Carlton.
Nathan Buckley celebrates winning the Jack Oatey Medal.
Peter Daicos up against Carlton in a match in 1988.
Gary Ayres of the Hawks clashes with Darren Millane of the Magpies during the 1988 VFL match.
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Andrew Tranquilli's head shot in 1996, the guernsey displays the AFL logo celebrating 100 years since the creation
Alex Jesaulenko lays prone on the Princes Park wing after being cleaned up by Collingwood strongman Stan Magro on 9 June 1979. Image via blueseum.org
David Cloke shows his frustration on the field during the 1984 VFL match between Collingwood and Carlton.
Tony Shaw approaching his milestone of playing 300 games poses for a 1994 AFL photoshoot feature.
David Cloke was one of several players to swap a yellow sash for Black and White stripes during the 1980s.
Gordon Coventry became the first man to kick 1000 goals in VFL/AFL history in Collingwood's draw with Geelong, 80 years ago.
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Nathan Buckley in action during the 1995 AFL season.
Tony Shaw captained the club for seven seasons from 1987 to 1993.
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Dane Swan proudly displays his Brownlow Medal, won in 2011.
Mike Richardson with club psychologist Dr. Michael Bernard in 1984.
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