|Their second year saw them finish 10th. In the
next year, 1999 they improved and finished in the
Final eight for the first
time. Unfortunately they lost the
knockout final (back of postcard) at the
MCG (front of postcard) to the Kangaroos
by 44 points. 2000 was again disappointing with them finishing 14th.
The 25th May 2000 marked the
release of club and individual
2000 Personalised Stamps.
2001 Pre-season Ansett Cup
saw Port Adelaide win its first trophy with an
easy victory over the Brisbane Lions. It was the first time an AFL Grand Final
had been played outside Melbourne and the first time that no Victorian team was
won the Michael Tuck Medal for the Best player.
Continuing on from their Preseason success, Port Adelaide, enjoyed their best
season finishing third after the home and away season but failing to win a
final. On the 30th March their
2001 Personalised Stamps were issued.
The 2002 Pre-season Wizard home Loans Cup
saw Port Adelaide win its second trophy with a
victory over the Richmond Tigers. Nick Stevens won the Michael Tuck Medal for
the Best player.
After the disappointment of failing to win a game in
the finals Port have swept all before it in 2002. On the 15th May the
2002 Personalised Stamps were released.
After loosing both finals in 2001, and a
surprise home loss to Collingwood in the Qualifying final, Ports season was on
the line when they met Essendon on the 13th
They prevailed and won
11.17.83 to 8.11.59. They then earnt the right to play Brisbane in the
Preliminary Final. A Set of
Commemorative covers were
released by First
Class Collectables. The players on the covers were
2003 started with the Power again looking to top the ladder.
In April the
Personalised Stamps were
released. They were successful in both Showdowns and ended on top of the ladder.
They again fell short in the preliminary final with a loss to Collingwood after
an initial loss to Sydney.
made the All Australian Team.
2004 started with the Power
one of the favourite for the flag. In mid April the
Personalised Stamps were released. This year they were a booklet
of 20 stamps showing 10 players, rather than the A4 sheet. On the 31st
played his 300th AFL Game.
were named in the All Australian Team.
For the third year in a row the
Power ended on top of the ladder. However unlike the previous two seasons
won their way into their First Grand Final by defeating St Kilda by 6 points.
They played the Lions who were going for four in a row. Despite being underdogs
the Power pulled away in the last quarter to win their
by 40 points.
On the 1st
April 2005 the Port Adelaide Power booklet of the
Personalised Stamps was released. The Indigenous Team Of
the Century was named at a lavish function at the Palladium on the 1st August 2005. First Class Collectables produced a set of covers. Signed player covers were
First Class Collectables issued covers to commemorate the Best and
Fairest winners including
On the 20th
March 2006 the Power
booklet of the
2006 Personalised Stamps was
Onlycovers released the Captains series with covers
including Warren Tredrea.
Round 16 was the Heritage Round with clubs wearing jumpers from a previous era. Onlycovers
released a cover for each club
Port Adelaide FC.
The NAB Rising Star winner was announced on the 6th
September 2006.It was Port Adelaide's Danyle Pearce. A
was released by Onlycovers.
The Power played off in the Grand Final in 2007 loosing by a
record margin to Geelong. Australia Post issuing the
2007 Personalised Stamps.
2008 and 2009 were rebuilding years with them finishing in the bottom half
of the ladder. Australia Post changed from the Prestige Booklet to the Folder
format issuing the
2008 Personalised Stamps
2009 Personalised Stamps.