The Blueseum is currently seeking an image for all Carlton senior players to complete our historical collection. If you're a collector, or a relative, please help us find an image of every Blue there's been. In fact, we are in the process of setting up an 'Image Gallery' for each player so please add missing heads in if possible.
This is not just restricted to senior players either, if you played reserves, or U19s, were a trainer, doctor or volunteer for the club we want your story and your picture.
If you have any images please contact us at or upload directly via his Image Gallery.
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If you are not a member of the Blueseum please send your email address and details of the pictures you have using the following form....CONTACT US.
The Blueseum now has forums. This means visitors to the Blueseum can now chat about the history of the Carlton Football Club and interact with the Blueseum team to relive great memories, sell and buy memorabilia and help to improve the Blueseum with extra information, pictures and stories. Everyone is welcome to join and participate.
The forums can be found on the menu to the left and via this link.
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In this era of 196 cm, 100 kg ‘power forwards,’ it is interesting to reflect that one of Carlton’s deadliest-ever goal-kickers stood just 167 cm, and weighed in at 67.5 kg. He was Vincent Sidley ‘Vin’ Gardiner - who, more than 90 years after he played his last match for the Blues, still ranks tenth overall in our club’s list of all-time career goals. Described as the ‘biggest kick, inch for inch’ of his era, Gardiner led Carlton’s goal-kicking in seven of his eleven seasons, and was also the VFL’s leading scorer in 1911.
Vin and his older brother Jack were the sons of John Gardiner, a former Carlton player in the VFA. Vin was born in Carlton in October 1885, and was barely out of school when Jack played the first of his 16 senior games for the Blues in 1901. Jack later crossed to Melbourne to play another 70 matches. In 1905, Vin joined his brother at the Redlegs, only to be mortified when, after only two games, they told him that he was not good enough to continue.
Sometimes within the Blueseum we see stunning pictures from the past, that make you think.... Don't you wish you were there? This shot of the Grand Final in 1906, over 100 years ago, surely gets the historical juices flowing....
About the Blueseum
The Blueseum is produced by a dedicated group of volunteers who spend their free time helping to research and record the history of the Carlton Football Club. The site is based on the wiki concept, (think of wikipedia) where registered users are able to change the content of the website themselves. Therefore, YOU can add to the Blueseum. If you believe that you have a contribution to make, or you are simply interested in lending a hand, then please contact us.
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