Birthday card given to Ian Johnson by Diamond Vision crew, circa 1980.

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Birthday card
Date Used
Circa 1980
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A one-sided, black ink, hand sketched birthday card given to Ian Johnson by the Diamond Vision crew, circa 1980. Top left illustration of a Benson & Hedges stadium scoreboard reading, "STAND / BY FOR / SLOW / MOTION / REPLAY," with "SBKO" clock showing"2:30". In the centre, caricature of Johnson in cricket gear going for a six, hitting a "MCG" cricket ball with a "DIAMOND VISION" bat. To the left, "HAPPY / BIRTHDAY / I.J / FROM ALL THE / 'DIAMOND VISION' / CREW", in large, bold hand-drawn type. Seven personal, signed birthday messages below in blue ink; "ROLL NATIONAL / ANTHEM. IAN. / VIC ?????". "IF YOU DON'T GET / THAT GOLF HANDICAP / DOWN - WE'LL PUT YOUR / GOLD SWING IN SLOW-MO / ON THE BIG D.V / GREG". "TO THE MAN WHO / TAUGHT ME EVERY / THING I KNOW / ABOUT CIRKCET - / ANNA X". "BEST WISHES FOR / THE FUTURE / PHIL F??? / CAMERMAN". " HOPE YOU HAVE A / WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY / AND MANY MORE / BRIAN T". "HAPPY BIRTHDAY I.J / FROM THE D.J AT / THE D.V / TOM". "TO COMMANDER VIDEO, / BEST WISHES FROM / THE BOYS AT / SYSTEMS / MIKE / MASA / ALAN / BRIAN / IAN".
0 - Whole: H: 320 W: 218 D: 1mm (H: 12 5/8 W: 8 9/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
Circa 1980
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated by the Johnson Family.




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