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Nab a piece of Bills history in auction of surplus team items

The Buffalo Bills' regular season is nearly here.

But maybe you don't feel ready for it until you own a game-used football, padding from a goalpost at the stadium, or a piece of turf cut from the field.

If that sounds like you, you're in luck. Cash Realty & Auctions is about to conduct a Bills surplus auction, selling items from New Era Field and the ADPRO Sports Training Center. The online auction kicks off at noon Sept. 10 and ends Sept. 20.

Fans can bid on a turf cutout of the "50" marking the 50-yard line, from the 2015 season in what was then called Ralph Wilson Stadium. The numbers were painted gold as part of an NFL campaign that year. There's also a turf cutout of an NFL shield, also painted gold, from the same season.

Fans can also bid on goalpost "doughnuts," the pads that wrap around a post, as well as footballs used in 2017 preseason games against the Lions and Vikings.

This goalpost "doughnut" needs a new home. (Cash Realty photo)

Among the offbeat items up for sale are a referee "touchdown" statue that was displayed in the Bills' administrative offices and a Reapers Choppers bike (in working condition) used by mascot Billy Buffalo. Fans can also bid on "snacks" and "grill" stadium signs that seem destined for someone's fan cave.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Bills Foundation. Winning bidders are responsible for retrieving the items from Cash Realty in the Town of Tonawanda.

How much will all of this sell for? Keep in mind that in a 2017 auction — by the same firm — a pool table from the Bills' locker room fetched a winning bid of $8,000.

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