Cam Newton is an up-and-coming star football player and the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. Best known for his illustrious college football career at the University of Auburn, Newton won the NCAA Heisman Trophy after leading the Tigers to a BCS Championship. After producing one of the greatest career’s in NCAA history, Cam Newton was the first overall pick in of the 2011 NFL Draft and was selected by the Panthers. With his selection, Newton became just the third player in NFL history to accomplish winning the Heisman and a national championship before being selected as the number one pick in the draft.
The Miami Dolphins have a decorated history full of accolades that any franchise would be proud of. The Dolphins have one claim to fame that no other team has matched, though, and that’s the 1972 perfect season. Miami completed the NFL’s lone perfect season by winning all 14 regular season games, sweeping the first two rounds of the playoffs and then winning Super Bowl VII. The perfect season aside, the Dolphins are still one of the most successful franchises in NFL history with 22 playoff appearances, 13 division titles, five AFC Championships and two Super Bowl wins.
The Boston Celtics have long been the NBA’s marquee franchise since being founded back in 1946. The Celtics have dominated the NBA like no other team has been able to do in league history. With 21 conference titles and 17 NBA Championships, the Boston Celtics’ reign as the most storied franchise in the league continues to this day. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Celtics reached a level of dominance that has yet to be duplicated. From 1957 to 1969, Boston won 11 NBA Championships in a span of 13 seasons. Additionally, the Celtics won eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966, which is a record that still stands. Because the Celtics are a franchise that represents winning to the maximum, their collectibles and memorabilia are highly sought after by sports collectors and basketball fans everywhere.
The Denver Broncos have been playing football since original owner, Bob Howsam, was awarded a franchise in the American Football League in 1960. After struggling in the early years of the franchise’s existence, the Broncos have taken the National Football League by storm over the last 35 years by winning seven AFC Championships and two Super Bowl Championships. The success of the franchise and its iconic players throughout the years makes Denver Broncos memorabilia a hot commodity for all sports enthusiasts.
The New York Mets were one of baseball’s first five expansion teams when they were founded in 1962 to fill the void left by the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants when both teams moved to California. Despite being a relatively young MLB team, the Mets have enjoyed a great amount of success in their time in the league.
The Philadelphia Eagles were one of the most successful teams in football since their 1933 establishment. The Eagles’ early history is decorated with winning and from 1948 to 1960 the franchise won three NFL Championships. The Eagles won back-to-back titles in 1948 and 1949, and became the first team to win consecutive championships while shutting out their opponents. Philadelphia won another NFL Championship in 1960 under the guidance of Norm Van Brocklin and Chuck Bednarik, both Hall of Fame players.
The New York Yankees are historically the best team in MLB history, bar none. The team was founded as one of the AL’s eight charter franchises in 1901, and in 1913 they officially became known as the New York Yankees. What ensued was a tremendous amount of winning – the Yankees have dominated the MLB to the tune of 51 playoff appearances, 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants and 27 World Series championships. The Yankees’ establishment of consistent winning has made the franchise a beloved worldwide entity. Fans across the globe collect classic New York Yankees memorabilia because of the permanent value it retains.
Peyton Manning is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Even though he is still an active player, Manning is already considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. After a successful college football career at the University of Tennessee, Manning was selected with the top overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He had an instant impact on the team as a rookie and gradually developed into one of the best passers in the league. Manning was the cornerstone of the Colts’ franchise from 1998 to 2011, but a neck injury put his career at stake and he was forced to miss the entire 2011 due to the injury. With Manning out due to injury, the Colts drafted Andrew Luck and decided to let Manning find another team. Upon returning from his injury, Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012 and went on to lead them to an AFC Championship for an appearance in the Super Bowl.