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1972 Miami Dolphins: Perfection

The Dolphins burst out with a 10–3–1 record in 1971, losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. Their strong running game of Csonka, Kiick, and Morris were the best combination of running backs in the AFC, while rising star Bob Greise threw to a reliable fleet of receivers in Paul Warfield, Otto Stowe, Howard Twilley, and Marv Fleming. By 1972, the Dolphin defense matched the strength of the offense with a solid line containing Manny Fernandez, Bob Heinz, and Bill Stanfill, while the linebackers were led by veteran Nick Buoniconti. The defensive backfield boasted two All-Pro safeties in Dick Anderson and Jake Scott, adding to a balanced team that went undefeated in 1972. A Super Bowl victory over the Washington Redskins gave them a perfect 17–0 season.

This RetroCards set features 18 great players from that 1971 and 1972 team including: Marlin Briscoe, Nick Buoniconti, mike Colen, Norm Evans, Bob Heinz, Bob Kuechenberg, Jim Langer, Jim Mandich, George Mira, Lloyd Mumphord, Jim Riley, Jake Scott All Pro, Larry Seiple, Bob Stanfill, Otto Stowe, Doug Swift, Howard Twilley, and head coach Don Shula. Coming soon!

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1969 Oakland Raiders

1968 saw the Raiders compile an impressive 12–2 record despite a rash of injuries to their defense including Tom Keating, Bill Laskey, and Kent McCloughan. Luckily, key rookies like George Atkinson stepped up to compensate. New stars were emerging like Warren Wells, Gene Upshaw, and Art Shell and in 1969, young coach John Madden took over and improved their 1968 to 12–1–1 in 1969. The Kansas City Chiefs proved to be too much for the Raiders in 1969, beating them 17–7 in the AFL Championship Game, but the Raiders had built a tradition of winning and that would carry them through the next decade.

This 18-card set features: George Atkinson, Dan Birdwell, Willie Brown, Dan Conners, Cotton Davidson, Eldridge Dickey, Dave Grayson, Wayne Hawkins, Ike Lassiter, Carleton Oats, Gus Otto, Art Shell, Charlie Smith, Rob Svihus, Gene Upshaw, Warren Wells, Howie Williams,  and John Madden. Order your set here.