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A selection of some of the best Bills collectibles donated by a fan

Greg Tranter is the ultimate Bills fan. He grew up in the Corning/Elmira area and never has lived in Buffalo. But his passion for the Bills runs deep. His collection, a half-century labor of love containing a staggering 100,000-plus items about his favorite passion, is all about the history of the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to the Shrewsbury, Mass., resident's  generosity, his collectibles are now the property of Buffalo History Museum.

Buffalo News reporter Gene Warner and photographer Derek Gee worked together to bring you a selection of some of the best memorabilia of his vast collection:

• The game-day programs of every Bills game ever played, more than 1,100 in total, including home, away and neutral-site games.

Gameday programs from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

Gameday programs

• A poster showing Bills fans tearing down the goalposts after the 9-6 victory over the Jets that clinched the AFC East title on Nov. 20, 1988.

A poster from the 1988 AFC East championship game against the Jets, better known by fans as the "Fan-Demonium" game, from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A poster from the 1988 AFC East championship game against the Jets, better known by fans as the "Fan-Demonium" game

• A concrete chunk from the Rockpile, the former War Memorial Stadium.

A "Piece of the Rockpile" from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A "Piece of the Rockpile"

• Game-worn jerseys of eight Bills greats, including Jim Kelly, O.J. Simpson, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and Steve Tasker.

Greg Tranter with eight of his favorite Bills gameday jerseys on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. They were worn by, from left, Brian Moorman (8) in 2009, Steve Tasker (89) in 1994, Andre Reed (83) in 1992, Thurman Thomas (34) in 1993, Jim Kelly (12) in 1994, Art Baker (33) in 1961, O.J. Simpson (32) in 1973 and Steve Christie (2) in 1994. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

Greg Tranter with eight of his favorite Bills gameday jerseys on display at the Buffalo History Museum

• A bobblehead of current Bills coach Rex Ryan, a member of the Buffalo History Museum.

A Rex Ryan bobblehead from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A Rex Ryan bobblehead

• A black-and-white photo from the late 1980s showing Fred Smerlas chasing down then-New England quarterback Doug Flutie.

A photograph of Fred Smerlas, right, about to tackle New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie, signed by both players, from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A photograph of Fred Smerlas, right, about to tackle New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie, signed by both players

• A Bills snowblower that Tranter bought in 1997, after ordering it from a catalogue. He used it only once, to preserve the collectible.

A Buffalo Bills snowblower from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A Buffalo Bills snowblower

• A waste can featuring individual shots of 1971 Bills players that Tranter found in a memorabilia shop outside Fenway Park.

A Buffalo Bills garbage can from the collection of Bills fan Greg Tranter on display at the Buffalo History Museum, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

A Buffalo Bills garbage can

(Cutlines by Gene Warner;  Photos by Derek Gee)

 

 

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