About Don Shula Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Of all the coaches who ever worked the sideline in the NFL, there is only one who can say he reached perfection: Don Shula. Shula led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 season, ending in the team’s first Super Bowl championship. He is the winningest coach in NFL history, having recorded 347 victories. He ranks second all-time in Super Bowl appearances as a head coach with six.
Don Shula could motivate players so well because he began as a player himself, playing for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins in the 1950s. Immediately after retiring as a player, Shula turned to coach, rising the become the youngest-ever head coach in the NFL when he took over the Colts in 1963. He would stay with Baltimore for seven consecutive winning years, taking them to a berth in Super Bowl III. He joined the Miami Dolphins in 1970 and would stay there for 26 years, clinching five AFC Championships and posting winning seasons in all but two of his years there.
Don Shula’s most famous team is the 1972 Dolphins, as Bob Griese, Larry Csonka and company capped off a perfect season with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. They would win back-to-back championships, topping the Minnesota Vikings in the following Super Bowl by a score of 24-7. Shula would lead Miami back to the Super Bowl twice more in the 1980s. He would retire after 33 seasons as a head coach, tallying a remarkable 347 wins. In 1997, Shula would be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with his sons David and Mike giving the presentation speech.
Collecting Don Shula Memorabilia
Don Shula Autographed Photos
: The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Don Shula’s home state of Ohio is chock full of pictures from his standout career. Now, collectors and fans alike can build their own memorabilia collection of 100% authentic photos depicting Shula. Pictures of him leading the Baltimore Colts, or with Dolphins Hall of Famers like Dan Marino and Larry Csonka, are just some of the amazing photos that could be yours.
Don Shula Autographed Footballs
: For football fans growing up in South Florida in the 70s, 80s or 90s, Don Shula is football. A Don Shula signed football would certainly be the centerpiece of any sports collection and is sure to keep increasing in value. For a collectible that is truly unique, fans can pick up an autographed Don Shula football that is also signed by Dan Marino or one that the coach added a “Hall of Fame 1997” inscription.
Don Shula Autographed Helmets
: Go to any sports bar on a Sunday afternoon and you can find people arguing over who is the greatest quarterback or linebacker or whomever. But there is no debate over who the greatest coach is in NFL history: Don Shula. With more wins than anyone, and two Super Bowl titles, an autographed Don Shula helmet is the ideal way to celebrate his legendary career. Any of his signed, authentic helmets are a one-of-a-kind gift, but we even feature helmets bearing Shula’s signature along with his 1972 Miami Dolphins and their “perfect season.”