Miami Dolphins Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Miami Dolphins Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the professional American football team based in Miami, Florida.

 

Brief history/biography

The Miami Dolphins were established in 1966 as an expansion team, and play in the team colors of aqua, coral, white and navy.

The Miami Dolphins won two Super Bowl championships in 1972 and 1973, five Conference Championships, and 13 Division Championships since their formation.

In 1974 the Miami Dolphins won all 14 of its regular-season games in the NFL as well as both of its NFL playoff games and the Super Bowl VII, making the Dolphins the first team in the NFL to win a "perfect regular season." Furthermore, the Dolphins also won the Super Bowl VIII and became the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls. The team was the first AFL/AFC team to win back-to-back championships as well.

Some of the most notable players who once played for the Miami Dolphins include Dan Marino (who played for the team from 1983 to 1999), Jim Langer (from 1970 to 1979), Larry Csonka (from 1968 to 1974), Paul Warfield (from 1970 to 1974), Bob Griese (from 1967 to 1980), and Nick Buoniconti (from 1969 to 1976).

Types of Miami Dolphins collectibles and memorabilia

Jerseys

Grey Flannel Auctions in Westhampton, New York sold Larry Csonka's Miami Dolphins jersey (circa 1970s) for $7,500 in September of 2006.

Sotheby's in New York sold Dan Marino's 1994 game-used and signed Miami Dolphins jersey for $3,300 in June of 2006.

Uniforms

Grey Flannel Auctions, Inc. in Westhampton, New York sold Dan Marino's complete game-used and signed Miami Dolphins uniform which includes a jersey, pants, undershirt, cleats and socks for $5,000 in September of 2006.

Championship Rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1972 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VII Salesman's Sample ring for $3,500 in November of 2011.

Helmets

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry in Fort Myers, Florida sold a 1972 Miami Dolphins "Undefeated Season" autographed helmet which included 48 different signatures for $2,900 in April of 2008.

Artwork

Art & Jewelry Auction House in Las Vegas, Nevada sold the original oil on canvas portrait depicting the Superbowl VI match between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys by artist Leroy Nieman for $55,000 in May of 2010.

Swahn - ART4SALE.com in Bluffton, South Carolina sold an original Miami Dolphins/Dan Marino painting titled "Schula & Marino Hall of Fame" by artist Danny Day for $2,250 in January of 2007.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Dan Marino or Larry Csonka is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia which dates back to before the 1980s is considered to be more rare and valuable than Miami Dolphis memorabilia from the 1980s to present. Memorabilia from the Miami Dolphins' "perfect regular-season" is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that was signed by a Miami Dolphins player drives up the value of the item.

Restoration of a Miami Dolphins helmet, jersey, football, Championship coin, Championship ring, program or uniform is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Miami Dolphins memorabilia, visit the Miami Dolphins' official website, the NFL Shop, Mounted Memories or Football Fanatics.

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