Tuesday 4 July 2023

Bills! Bills! Bills!

 Now for the Buffalo content that has been sitting in my to-be-posted box.

I'm going to start with the content that might not technically be Buffalo Bills cards, but are collegiate cards of future Bills that I'm still adding to the binder and counting as such. Like this one. One season on the OL isn't going to be enough to get Saffold a real card, but I can certainly drop into the collegiate realm to add one.

With Dawson Knox, and top draft pick Dalton Kincaid, the Bills are pretty loaded at Tight End going into this season. That probably doesn't bode well for Morris getting a lot of action this season with the Bills. But he still did pick up 1 more TD in the NFL than I ever will. Unfortunately for him, that game will be better remembered for Nyheim Hines' pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns. 
A random "Hey! I was at this game!" card. While this photo could conceivably come from any game, they're kind enough to date this. Football at least gives you a fighting shot at placing a photo with a specific game without having to go too deep into *-reference land. And the moment here was the only time in his career that Barry Sanders was stopped for a safety. 
Random Action Packed card!
A 4-way card from 2014 is the only card at COMC that commemorates Ross Cockrell's one season with the Bills. For some reason, this little oddity was a retail-only card. 
Another cool moment commemorated on a card, although this one needed a few seconds of research. This one capped the Bills coming back from a 21-3 deficit (Fitzmagic!) and Nelson putting the final touches on a 38-35 win a TD with 18 seconds left on the clock. 
A shiny card of a legend, and this is now something super rare for a post nowadays - three separate appearances, all out of modern releases featuring OL guys, with the HOFer in DeLamielleure joining the opening Saffold and Kouandjio's portion of the quad rookies. It a colour match as well here, or at least as close as something named Reactive Blue Prizm can get.
One more autograph at the end. Bernard was a 3rd round pick in 2022, and made appearances in 16 games last season. Even as a fairly high pick, his appearances in sets were still pretty sparse for his rookie year. Fortunately, Contenders goes deep with their auto'ed rookie checklist and autos from the non-Rookie Premiere guys become readily available within a couple months of the set dropping. 

Speaking of that, I still have no Khalil Shakir auto yet. Help!

There you have it!

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