Jackson and Tasker push the "Vault"

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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson and Bills Wall of Famer and current CBS Football Analyst Steve Tasker were at the Bills Store in Orchard Park on December 14th to meet fans and sign copies of the BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT ��� The First 50 Seasons.

The BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT ��� The First 50 Seasons has vaulted to the top of many Bills fans most wished for Bills holiday gift, and the books have been flying off the shelves in the Buffalo area. The book has also been a top-selling item online for the Bills through their Bills Store.

Fans lined up in the Bills Store and were able to get their personal copy of the book signed along with any other football item signed by the guys. Tasker shared Pro Bowl and old practice stories with the fans and one fan had a great question that got everyone talking.

Jackson and Tasker were asked by a fan who would win a race between the two if they were both in their prime at the same time.  Both were unwilling to commit as to who would win the race between them, but they relented. Jackson said Tasker would win a close one, and Tasker said, ���Jackson would win, but I���d give him a race.���

The book, written by renowned author Scott Pitoniak, is a unique detailed ���scrapbook��� of vintage photographs, artwork and memorabilia discovered in the Bills��� archives.  Fans will find reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, vintage bumper stickers and more within the book���s contents.  Some of the replicas include a 1960 ���The Bills Are Back��� letter to fans, a 1960���s style pennant, a 1980 ���Talking Proud��� card, a ticket to Super Bowl XXV and a ���Back The Bills��� bumper sticker.

The BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT encompasses the Bills first 50 seasons including the hiring of Head Coach Chan Gailey and General Manager Buddy Nix.

���Rummaging through the Bills bountiful archives while researching this book was a true labor of love for this history buff,��� Pitoniak said. ���Thanks to the Bills and Whitman Publishing out of Atlanta, I believe we���ve come up with a book that���s distinctive from every other book ever published about the team.���

Some describe the book as a treasure and the perfect gift for any Bills fan, but the publisher describes the BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT best.

���Imagine being given the key to a vault in a bank where you can touch everything inside,��� said Whitman Publishing. ���With Whitman Vault Books, we have taken this dream one step further by delivering to you the treasures of your favorite team inside of our ultimate history books."

���Every book in the Whitman Vault series takes you back to the very beginning of a school���s football or basketball program through a narrative provided by an author with detailed knowledge of the program while accompanied by vintage photographs from extensive campus archives. But what makes this book different than any other ever produced is that we include replicas of old collectibles and memorabilia that you can touch and actually remove from the Vault. That is why each book weighs almost 5 pounds!���

Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, Bills punter Brian Moorman, Bills Wall of Famer Booker Edgerson and author Scott Pitoniak kicked off the book���s arrival earlier in the year with a fan event in the summer, and Jackson and Tasker were the perfect complement to kick off the holidays for the BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT.

Pitoniak will be in Victor, NY at the Bills Store in Eastview Mall on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. ��� 8:00 p.m. to sign copies of the BILLS FOOTBALL VAULT for fans in Rochester.

The book is available for interested fans through buffalobills.com or by visiting the Bills Store in Orchard Park or Victor, NY.

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