Buffalo Bills Collecting and Fan Guide

Buffalo Bills

Franchise Founded: 1960
Championships: 0
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

2013 Topps Five Star Autograph Jim KellyAlthough they were one of the best teams in NFL during the late-80s and early-90s, the Buffalo Bills will always be remembered for their Super Bowl defeats. Despite never achieving the ultimate NFL goal, the history of the franchise is filled with elite collecting options and the team has currently reloaded with several young stars that are emerging as viable hobby options.

The Buffalo Bills were established in 1960 as a charter member of the AFL and made the jump to the NFL in 1970 during the AFL-NFL merger. Outside of a short run in the mid-1960s, the Bills did not experience much team success in their first few decades. Collectors from this period were still in luck, however, thanks to names like Jack Kemp and O.J. Simpson.

Things began to trend up when Chuck Knox was hired as the head coach in 1978. His tenure was not that long, but in addition to leading the team to a few playoff appearances, Knox was responsible for drafting Jim Kelly in 1983. Although he decided to play for the USFL, once the league folded, Kelly joined the Bills. In Knox's final season as coach, Buffalo drafted Bruce Smith and Andre Reed. When Knox left for Seattle, the Bills hired Marv Levy. The last piece was Thurman Thomas.

Under Levy, the team made the playoffs each year from 1988 to 1993. In addition to regularly winning the AFC East, the Bills remain the only team to ever appear in four consecutive Super Bowls. History will remember the four straight losses from 1991 to 1994. Although three were sound defeats, the one that stings the most is the loss in 1991 to the Giants where the Bills' kicker missed the winning field goal near the end of the game.

This marked the high point for the Buffalo Bills and the team was largely disbanded by the end of the decade. Since then, the Bills have very little success to speak of and have not made the playoffs at all in the new millennium.  Despite persistent rumors that the team would be purchased and moved, the new owners have confirmed the team will remain in Buffalo. Although the transformation back into a winning franchise has not yet materialized, the Bills have added talented players in the draft, including C.J. Spiller, E.J. Manuel and Sammy Watkins.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Buffalo Bills. Using the tabs above, check out the top Buffalo Bills players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Buffalo Bills cards and memorabilia on eBay.

TTM Autographs

Another option for collectors looking to get autographs is TTM or "Through the mail." A complete guide to the process can be seen here: How to Get (Almost) Free Autographs Through the Mail.

Although it is not a lock, Buffalo Bills fans looking to take advantage of this can try their luck with current players and coaches using the following address:

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o Buffalo Bills
Ralph Wilson Stadium
1 Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217

Top eBay Listings

Rare Vintage Lee Buffalo Bills Doug Flutie Magic Man Shirt large. NFL
$15.17

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Touch by Alyssa Milano Buffalo Bills T-Shirt - NFL
$49.99

Buffalo Bills NFL Licensed Fleece-Lined Jersey Scarf FREE US SHIPPING
$14.93

GENUINE NFL FULL SIZE "SPRINT" BACKPACK (BLACK) 50% OFF UNISEX, NEW W TAGS NEW
$16.95

Buffalo Bills New Era NFL 39THIRTY "Team Front Neo" Flex Fit Hat
$24.95

Buffalo Bills New Era NFL 39THIRTY "Team Front Neo" Flex Fit Hat
$24.95

Buffalo Bills New Era NFL 39THIRTY "Team Front Neo" Flex Fit Hat
$24.95

Buffalo Bills New Era NFL 39THIRTY "Team Front Neo" Flex Fit Hat
$24.95

Buffalo Bills Reebok NFL Mens RedBlue On Field Size 7 3 8 Fitted Hat Cap Vintage
$18.95

Dallas Cowboys vs Buffalo Bills NFL Team Super Bowl XXVII Shirt - XL
$34.99

NFL Buffalo Bills 16-Ounce NEW
$17.66
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Fan Gear

Buffalo Bills Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Buffalo Bills fans across all budgets. Normal price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NFL jersey guide.

Buffalo Bills Jersey Guide

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Buffalo Bills T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

Youth Large 14-16 BUFFALO BILLS Blue short sleeve T-shirt CAN'T STOP US! cool
$6.50

Eric MOULDS Buffalo Bills NFL short sleeve football jersey size adult Large
$25.00

Vintage 90s Buffalo Bills T Shirt Size L Blue Jim Kelly Thurman Thomas Cotton
$13.97

BUFFALO BILLS VINTAGE LOGO 7 BRAND SEWN LOGO PLAID TARTAN SNAP BACK CAP HAT NEW
$19.99

Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins Jersey
$8.99

NFL Proline Sideline Buffalo Bills Jacket (L)
$35.00

Buffalo Bills Doo Rag on Blue 100%Cotton 212-24 New Handmade one size fits most
$10.99

NEW Men's Buffalo Bills NFL Reebok Flexfit Hat (Small - Medium)
$30.00

NEW Men's Buffalo Bills NFL Reebok Flexfit Hat (Small - Medium)
$30.00

NEW Men's Buffalo Bills NFL Reebok Flexfit Hat (Small - Medium)
$30.00

Team Apparel Men's Buffalo Bills Long Sleeve Shirt NWT
$25.99

Team Apparel Men's Buffalo Bills Long Sleeve Shirt NWT
$25.99

Vtg-1992-Super-Bowl-XXVI-T-crewneck-XL-90s-Buffalo-Bills-Washingto
$14.99

S-3XL Woman Legging buffalo bills printed legging high waist wide belt legging
$10.70

S-3XL Woman Legging buffalo bills printed legging high waist wide belt legging
$10.70

S-3XL Woman Legging buffalo bills printed legging high waist wide belt legging
$10.70
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Cards

Buffalo Bills Football Card Guide

Much of the collecting interest for the Buffalo Bills is centered around the Super Bowl teams of the 1990s. View cards for the top former and current members of the Bills below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Buffalo Bills All-Time Greats

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1989 Topps Traded Steve Tasker RC #65T

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Buffalo Bills Autograph Guide

When shopping for autographed items, it is highly recommended to only purchased signed pieces that have been authenticated by a reputable company. Top options include PSA, JSA, Mounted Memories, UDA, Panini Authentic and Tristar.

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Signed Buffalo Bills Photographs

Jim Kelly Signed Photo

Signed Buffalo Bills Jerseys

Thurman Thomas Signed Jersey

Signed Buffalo Bills Helmets

Andre Reed Signed Helmet

Signed Buffalo Bills Footballs

Bruce Smith Signed Football

Top eBay Listings

Marv Levy Bills Goal Line Art Signed Autographed w HOF PSA DNA AC66055
$26.95

Bruce Smith Bills Goal Line Art Signed Autographed w HOF PSA DNA AC66086
$64.95

Andre Reed Buffalo Bills Autographed 2014 Goal Line Art Signed HOF Postcard 17C
$62.99

Authentic Autographed Nike Cleat Oklahoma State Thurman Thomas JSA COA CRISP
$110.46

Darryl Talley Buffalo Bills Signed 8x10 Photo #1 JSA FREE SHIPPING
$29.99

Darryl Talley Buffalo Bills Signed 8x10 #2 JSA FREE SHIPPING
$29.99

ANDRE REED #83 Autographed Buffalo Bills XL Jersey JSA certified
$20.50

Andre Reed signed Bills jersey, JSA Witness, #83, HOF '14
$124.50

AUTOGRAPHED NFL HALL OF FAME FS RB HELMET JIM BROWN OJ SIMPSON ERIC DICKERSON AA
$999.44

JIM KELLY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11x14 PHOTO BUFFALO BILLS LEGEND PSA DNA
$135.00

Buffalo Bills - RYAN FITZPATRICK & TRENT EDWARDS Autographed Jersey & Photo Lot
$119.99

E.J. Manuel Signed Buffalo Bills Pro Authentic Jersey Size 52- Buffalo Bills COA
$195.00

BRUCE SMITH BUFFALO BILLS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO HOF JSA! CERTIFIED!!
$59.99

BUFFALO BILLS "ELECTRIC COMPANY" 16X20 PHOTO OJ SIMPSON SIGNED BY 7 FERGUSON +
$79.99

BUFFALO BILLS ANDRE REED #83 SIGNED BILLS MINI HELMET HOF 2014 RARE!
$44.95

BUFFALO BILLS ANDRE REED #83 SIGNED BILLS THROWBACK MINI HELMET HOF 2014 RARE!
$44.95
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Tickets

Buffalo Bills Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Buffalo Bills play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NFL stadiums hold a lot of spectators. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit.

Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium Seating Chart

From there, it can get messy given all the choices for purchasing tickets. With that in mind, we have complied the best options for buying tickets. Simply follow the link to each ticket source for any available Buffalo Bills tickets. Be aware that the NFL regular season basically runs from September to January and the playoffs continue until the beginning of February.

Hot List

Buffalo Bills Hot List

Check out the most watched Buffalo Bills cards, gear and memorabilia on eBay. The guide is constantly updated with real-time information, so bookmark this page for future reference.

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More Info

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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