Full size Pete Rozelle signature model Wilson NFL white panel football autographed in blue ballpoint pen by legendary Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame head coach Don Shula plus the following 33 players from the 1981 AFC East Champions team: Uwe von Schamann, Woodstrock quarterback tandem Don Strock and David Woodley (died in 2003), versatile running back Tony Nathan, Don McNeal, Tommy Vigorito, Bo Matthews, Terry Robiskie, Fulton Walker (returned kickoff for TD in Super Bowl XVII), Lyle Blackwood, Don Bessillieu, Gerald Small, Larry Gordon (very rare signature -- died in 1983), Steve Potter, Earnest Rhone, Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson, Bob Brudzinski, Mark Dennard, Ed Newman, 1972 Perfect Season key players Vern Den Herder and Bob Kuechenberg (should be in the Hall of Fame but isn't yet), Eric Laakso, Bill Barnett, Cleveland Green, A.J. Duhe, Jon Giesler, Joe Rose, Jimmy Cefalo (caught 76 yard TD in Super Bowl XVII), Duriel Harris, Bruce Hardy, Ronnie Lee, Nat Moore (set most Dolphins career receiving records) and Burton Lawless. Also signed by Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese (retired in 1980 but was around the team in an unofficial capacity), assistant coaches Wally English and Tom Keane, and three assistant coaches yet to be identified for a total of 40 signatures.
The 1981 Dolphins lost to the San Diego Chargers 41-38 in the classic overtime AFC Divisional Playoff game widely regarded as one of the most memorable and exciting games in NFL history.
Dolphins 81 was written by the original owner underneath the laces (now almost completely faded). Signatures have minor fading but are quite bold and legible considering the age. Football has very minor age discoloration and spotting but has a brand new bladder and should stay fully inflated for many years.
Buyer will receive roster marked with all identified signatures. Obtained from the original owner's family, with certificate of authenticity from AutographsForSale.com. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.