Save for securing that elusive Super Bowl Ring, Hall of Fame signal caller Dan Marino accomplished everything else in his amazing NFL career, redefining the word “offense” as he led high-powered units in Miami. Presented is an autographed battle relic from Marino's playing days: a Dolphins helmet worn during the 1986 season. The white plastic shell features team logo decals adhered to the sides, an aqua and orange striped pattern down the center and “1” and “3” decals flanking the stripes at the base. A four-bar facemask secures a snubber on which “DOLPHINS” appears in team hues. Just above the right-side logo, Marino's black marker signature and inscription of “13” shows (“8”) strength. Within the crown, foam rubber padding cells are affixed to the front, back, crown and jaws (though the crown pads have become disengaged). Manufacturer's “WARNING” decals reside within the crown and at the back right while (2) Rawlings trademarks appear at the back. Getty image #82897798 shows Marino wearing what appears to be this very equipment. Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications for the autograph. Additional details available on our website.
Huggins and Scott is allowing the winning bidder 30 days from the date when payment is received to have the item independently authenticated. Payment must, however, be made within 5 days from the end of the auction. Huggins and Scott is not responsible for any authentication fees or shipping charges incurred by the winning bidder but H&S will refund the hammer price and buyer's premium if the item does not pass authentication with a reputable third party company.