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washington whips christmas card

The story of the 1967 Washington Whips is well known amongst Dons' fans. Eddie Turnbull took a stong pool of players on this summer tour of North America that took the form of a Championship competition where the Dons represented Washington DC, playing under the name "Washington Whips."
The Washinton club was in its infancy and they could hardly have had a better representative to get them going than Aberdeen. The Dons party, in battling their way to the play-off final against LA Wolves, won many friends and admirers that summer and their adventure was followed avidly from home by their north-east support. That incident-packed final was described as one of the greatest matches ever played, finishing 6-5 in favour of the LA representatives.
Even after the tour was over and the Dons were back in the rigours of Scotland's winter game, contact was maintained. Here we have the Christmas card that was sent to each member of the Whips' squad by general manager Jerry Cooper. This particular one went to Jim 'Chalky' Whyte and is now archived in The Aberdeen Collection.