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Miami Dolphins Collecting and Fan Guide

Miami Dolphins

Franchise Founded: 1966
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

1997 Skybox Premium Autographics Dan Marino #41 While recent years have not been fruitful for the Miami Dolphins, their rich history makes them a top team for collectors. Headlined by one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history and arguably the greatest season of all-time, the Dolphins remain prominently on the collecting radar.

The Miami Dolphins were established in 1966 as an AFL expansion team. Like most new teams, the Dolphins started off slow, but they turned it around very quickly. They were AFC champions in three consecutive years from 1971 to 1973. After losing their first Super Bowl appearance in 1971, the Dolphins won the ultimate prize in both 1972 and 1973.

Particularly noteworthy, the 1972 team is the only group to ever finish a season undefeated. The celebrated roster includes Hall of Fame players Bob Griese, Larry Csonkna and Paul Warfield, as well as head coach Don Shula. The entire 1972 team remains very popular on the collecting circuit.

In regards to overall teams success, this period marked the peak for the Miami Dolphins. After an inconsistent period, the team got back on track thanks to a new quarterback acquired in the 1983 NFL Draft. Dan Marino brought back the winning ways and is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Despite his accolades and consistent production, Marino was unable to bring another title back to Miami.

Although they had a few good season immediately after, since Dan Marino retired, the team has not been able to win consistently and only has made the playoffs three times since 2000. Seemingly in rebuilding mode for quite some time, fans and collectors hope that a period of resurgence is on the horizon.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Miami Dolphins. Using the tabs above, check out the top Dolphins players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Miami Dolphins cards and memorabilia on eBay.

TTM Autographs

Another option for collectors looking to get autographs is TTM or "Through the mail." A complete guide to the process can be seen here: How to Get (Almost) Free Autographs Through the Mail.

Although it is not a lock, Miami Dolphins fans looking to take advantage of this can try their luck with current players and coaches using the following address:

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o Miami Dolphins
Doctors Hospital Miami Dolphins Training Facility
7500 S.W. 30th St.
Davie, FL 33314

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Fan Gear

Miami Dolphins Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Miami Dolphins fans across all budgets. Normal price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NFL jersey guide.

Miami Dolphins Jersey Guide

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Miami Dolphins T-Shirts & Hats

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Cards

Miami Dolphins Football Card Guide

When it comes to the Miami Dolphins, the collecting focus remains squarely on the 1972/1973 titles teams and Dan Marino. View cards for the top former and current members of the Miami Dolphins below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Miami Dolphins All-Time Greats

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1971 Topps Mercury Morris RC 91

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Miami Dolphins Autograph Guide

When shopping for autographed items, it is highly recommended to only purchased signed pieces that have been authenticated by a reputable company. Top options include PSA, JSA, Mounted Memories, UDA, Panini Authentic and Tristar.

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Signed Miami Dolphins Photographs

Bob Griese Signed Photo

Signed Miami Dolphins Jerseys

Miami Dolphins Signed Dan Marino Jersey

Signed Miami Dolphins Helmets

Larry Csonka Signed Helmet

Signed Miami Dolphins Footballs

Dan Marino Signed Football

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Tickets

Miami Dolphins Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Miami Dolphins play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NFL stadiums hold a lot of spectators. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit.

Miami Dolphins Seating Chart

From there, it can get messy given all the choices for purchasing tickets. With that in mind, we have complied the best options for buying tickets. Simply follow the link to each ticket source for any available Miami Dolphins tickets. Be aware that the NFL regular season basically runs from September to January and the playoffs continue until the beginning of February.

Hot List

Miami Dolphins Hot List

Check out the most watched Miami Dolphins cards, gear and memorabilia on eBay. The guide is constantly updated with real-time information, so bookmark this page for future reference.

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More Info

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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