FALL 2012 Auction
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Super Bowl XV, played at the Louisiana Superdome, saw Jim Plunkett pass for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard strike to Kenny King, as the Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles to become the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl. Plunkett's touchdown bomb to King – then the longest play in Super Bowl history – gave Oakland a decisive 14-0 lead with nine seconds left in the first period.
Linebacker Rod Martin had set up Oakland's first touchdown, a 2-yard reception by Cliff Branch, with a 17-yard interception return to the Eagles' 30-yard line. The Eagles never recovered from that early deficit, managing only Tony Franklin's field goal (30 yards) and an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ron Jaworski to Keith Krepfle. Plunkett, who became the starter in the sixth game of the season, completed 13 of 21 for 261 yards and was named the game's MVP.
"He changed the game, really," says former Raiders coach Tom Flores. "It was never a glamorous position until he came along."
Ray Guy, the Raiders seven-time Pro Bowl punter, received this 1981 Super Bowl XV ring for his considerable contribution. The gold ring, size 12.5, reads "Oakland Raiders" on the face and features thirty-five sparkling diamonds, most set into a football pattern.
Includes a LOA from Ray Guy.