For the first time in 1051 days, Carlton can celebrate an AFL score of 100.
But more than simply nudging the scoreboard into three figures, they're cheering the arrival of some long-anticipated 'green shoots' taking root.
Patrick Cripps, the competition's premier ball-winner, was best-afield in Sunday's 44-point routing of Western Bulldogs, a start-to-end performance that coach Brendon Bolton rightly labelled as mature.
Below the 24-year-old club captain there were a host of contributors that Bolton wanted to celebrate.
Harry McKay dominated inside 50, taking 11 marks and kicking four goals in an ominous display of his powers.
First-year midfielder Sam Walsh again didn't put a foot wrong, tallying 26 touches and kicking the goal to put them over 100 points.
Lachie Plowman, Nic Newman and Liam Jones - who subdued Aaron Naughton while playing sore - all starred.
And Sam Petrevski-Seton had 36 possessions in a career-best display.
"That's a standout game, Bolton said of Petrevski-Seton.
"It's one that can give him a heap of confidence about what he's capable of at this level.
"He's in his third year but he's been building for a while.
"It shows it takes a little bit of time to get to that level."
Bolton lauded a third-term goal from the midfielder that sapped the Bulldogs of momentum in a crucial moment.
"It takes mental toughness to go aback and slot that. And that's what we're talking about. The resolve," he said.
The Blues reviewed their last-out loss to Gold Coast heavily given the nature of the result, hoping it would galvanise their players.
"Last week was had to swallow because until the last 10 seconds we had the game," Bolton said.
"You could lose morale and sink but they were outstanding.
"At training, we had to slow them down from doing extras. And they got the result."
While Carlton fans among the 35,069-strong crowd were already celebrating, Walsh's snap to get the Blues to the century just as the siren sounded gave them an extra dose of euphoria.
And why not given the 59-game streak of scores in double figures that had come to epitomise Carlton's woes.
Bolton wasn't counting either the streak or the final score.
"Not fussed," he said.
"I just care that we're in front.
"It's nourishment for our whole club, not just for our players."
Australian Associated Press