FALL 2012 Auction
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The Washington Redskins entered Super Bowl XVIII as the defending Super Bowl champions, and finished the 1983 regular season with a league-best 14-2 record. The Raiders were in their second season in Los Angeles since moving from Oakland in 1982, and posted a 12-4 regular season record in 1983. As the favored team, the Redskins' 38–9 defeat at the hands of the black-clad Raiders led to Super Bowl XVIII to be known as "Black Sunday". The Raiders out-gained the Redskins in total yards 385 to 283. Los Angeles built a 21-3 halftime lead, aided by touchdowns on Derrick Jensen's blocked punt recovery, and Jack Squirek's 5-yard interception return on a screen pass with seven seconds left in the first half. Raiders running back Marcus Allen, who became the third Heisman Trophy winner to be named the Super Bowl MVP, carried the ball 20 times for a then-record total of 191 yards and two touchdowns, including a then-record 74–yard run in the third quarter.
"It was never a glamorous position until he came along."
The Raiders' record-setting 38-9 win over the Washington Redskins, marked the largest margin of victory (29 points) at that time. Presented to Oakland Pro-Bowl punter Ray Guy, this gold size 13 ring reads "Los Angeles Raiders World Champions" on the face and features twenty-three sparkling diamonds, most set into a pattern of three footballs. "14K" is stamped inside the ring's band.
Includes a LOA from Ray Guy.