A detached autograph album leaf (165 x 195 mm) signed in pencil by the MCC touring team to Australia at the time of the First Test in Brisbane, 29-30 November and 2-4 December 1946 - the first post-war Test, and the first English visit for ten years. The signatures are Hammond (Captain), Alec Bedser, Edrich, Evans, Fishlock, Gibb, Hardstaff, Hutton, Ikin, Langridge, Pollard, T. (Peter) Smith, Voce, Washbrook, Wright and Yardley (plus Major Howard, the Manager), only Compton is missing. 'Hammond led a team of great experience, although many players were in the twilight of their careers' (Webster)
On the verso are the pencil signatures of the Victorian team for the match against Queensland in Brisbane, 17-20 January 1947 (SSM 349). The signatures are Hassett (Captain), Baker, Freer, M.R. Harvey, Ian Johnson, Bill Johnston, Loxton, Meuleman, Miller, Ring and Tribe. Six of the future Invincibles, and only Baker did not play Test cricket (although Freer, Harvey and Meuleman each played in only one Test); Hassett scored 200, his third 50 coming in just 28 minutes. Signed in ink by the Honorary Scorer (J.J. Cantwell?), '59 yrs connected with game'. A few light fingermarks; mild offsetting to the Victorian side of the leaf; in very good condition.