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Where Are The Reich Relics?

On January 3, 1993, Frank Reich led the Bills to the largest comeback in NFL history.  At halftime the Bills were losing 35-3 and in the second half Reich led the Bills to a 41-38 victory over the Oilers.

Reich was a rookie for the Bills in 1985, but didn’t get an actual rookie card made until 1989.  His only two rookies can be found in ’89 Topps Traded and ’89 Score Supplemental.  From ’89 to ’97 he had a steady flow of trading cards, but nothing really major.  He went 11 years (’97-’08) without having a card made, until Upper Deck included him in their Masterpieces set.  What surprises me the most is the fact that Reich has no memorabilia or autographed cards.  I would think that leading your team to the greatest comeback in NFL history would stand out to most manufacturers.  Perhaps Reich doesn’t want his relics and autographs floating around?  I guess some athletes are like that.

Right now, Reich is the quarterback coach for the Colts.  His playing career ended in 1998 with the Lions.  I remember when he gave a speech at Cedar Crest High School about his playing time.  For one year I attended the same school as Reich before moving.

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