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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

Team Golf Buffalo Bills 3 Pack Countour Headcover New
$43.46

Doug Flutie NFL Buffalo Bills 1999 Topps Action Flats Figure with Card NIB
$11.99

Team Golf Buffalo Bills 3 Ball and 50 Tee Set New
$25.39

Team Golf Buffalo Bills Embroidered Towel New
$25.39

PICN-818005050432-NFL Buffalo Bills Botella Natural Laser Engraved Board, One S
$30.84

Buffalo Bills 2017 NFL Team Apparel TX3 Cool 3 Button Polo Shirt
$23.99

Buffalo Bills 2017 NFL Team Apparel TX3 Cool 3 Button Polo Shirt
$23.99

Drew Bledsoe Buffalo Bills McFarlane action figure new NFL WAZZU Cougars
$18.74

San Diego Chargers Saints Philadelphia Eagles Oakland Raiders Buffalo Bills
$265.00

NEW MINI "BUFFALO BILLS" NFL FOX SPORTS TEAM CLEATUS KEYCHAIN V2.0 ROBOT
$5.99

PICN-890005060432-NFL Buffalo Bills Maestro Natural Engraved Board, One Size, N
$41.91

PICN-891005120432-NFL Buffalo Bills Acacia Pizza Peel Laser Engraved Wood Paddl
$43.05

Buffalo Bills Flag Indoor Outdoor 3x5 LARGE Banner FAST SHIP USA Awesome !!
$20.99

NOS Buffalo Bills Promo Towel Power Towel
$9.99

Buffalo Bills Paracord Bracelet BIG MAN XLONG Football Adjustable QUALITY USA
$12.99

Super Bowl 25 Fan Pak Pennant Button Sticker 1991 New York Giants Buffalo Bills
$19.99
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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

Football Variations Belt Buckle
$16.99

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$15.99

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$15.99

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$15.99

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$15.99

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$17.98

Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills "Helmet" jersey shirt TANK TOP
$15.99

Buffalo Bills 1990 VTG Champion Reverse Weave Crew Neck Sweatshirt Large
$49.00

BUFFALO BILLS NFL Equipment Men's Short Sleeve Crew Neck Athletic Top M Medium
$6.29

Buffalo Bills Men's Size M Gray & Blue Pullover Sweatshirt CADRE ATHLETIC (NWT)
$14.99

BUFFALO BILLS BIG LOGO SCRIPT SNAPBACK
$13.99

Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins Freaker Socks, New
$16.00

Custom Buffalo Bills dry Fit socks gamma laney X XII Fighter bred
$14.99

Custom Buffalo Bills dry Fit socks gamma laney X XII Fighter bred
$14.99

Custom Buffalo Bills dry Fit socks gamma laney X XII Fighter bred
$14.99

Custom Buffalo Bills dry Fit socks gamma laney X XII Fighter bred
$14.99
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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

Autographed Thurman Thomas Bills 8x10 Photo Fanatics Authentic COA Item#4368125
$139.99

Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly Autographed Pro Line Riddell Replica Helmet
$329.99

Thurman Thomas SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BUFFALO BILLS 11x14 PHOTO JSA Certified
$79.99

OJ Simpson SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED Buffalo Bills 8X10 PHOTO JSA Certified
$149.99

Thurman Thomas SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BUFFALO BILLS 11x14 PHOTO JSA Certified
$79.99

Thurman Thomas SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BUFFALO BILLS 8X10 PHOTO JSA Certified
$69.99

Sammy Watkins Signed Clemson Tigers Riddell Speed Mini Helmet COA
$35.00

VINTAGE SIGNED JIM KELLY #12 BILLS "DAD'S" DOG FOODS WHITE TRUCKER CAP SNAPBACK
$24.95

JAMES LOFTON BUFFALO BILLS SIGNED 8X10
$20.00

JAMES LOFTON BUFFALO BILLS SIGNED 8X10
$20.00

Andre Reed Autographed Buffalo Bills Full Size White Helmet JSA Witnessed COA
$152.99

Andre Reed Autographed Buffalo Bills Full Size Red Helmet JSA Witnessed COA
$152.99

Jim Kelly Andre Reed Autographed Buffalo Bills Full Size Helmet JSA Witness COA
$269.99

BUFFALO BILLS THURMAN THOMAS & LEVY DUAL SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO HOF 2007 POSE JSAI
$89.95

JAY AJAYI MIAMI DOLPHINS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JSA WITNESS COA 302823 RUN VS BILLS
$34.99

O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills (+6 Electric Company) Signed LE Football -PSA DNA LOA
$274.99
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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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