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The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Collector series of Buckles began in 1989 and completed its 4th series in August 2016, with each series consisting of 7 buckles. There are 28 buckles in Series so far.

Buckles 1-10 and number 500 have been auctioned off each year during the rodeo (always on Friday at 6:30 pm at the Harold J. Royer Bandshell at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo grounds in Abilene, Kansas). Other items are also included in the auction.

1st series
1989 – Bruce Miller, saddle bronc riding
1990 – Cary Bryant, calf roping
1991 – Jon Greenough, bareback riding
1992 – Tracy Brunner, steer wrestling
1993 – Donna Samples, barrel racing
1994 – Paul Whitehair, bull riding
1995 – 50th anniversary of the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

2nd series
1996 – Gerald Roberts, saddle bronc riding
1997 – Phil Bryant, calf roping
1998 – Mark Brunner, bareback riding
1999 – Jim Janke, steer wrestling
2000 – Guy Winters, Sr. and Guy Winters, Jr. team roping
2001 – Stacy Krueger, barrel racing
2002 – John McDonald, bull riding

3rd series
2003 – Steve Davis, bareback riding
2004 – Ty Brant, calf roping
2005 – Jared Roberts, saddle bronc riding
2006 – Bob Pound, steer wrestling
2007 – Scott Bankes and Billy Randle, team roping
2008 – Shaleigh Smith, barrel racing
2009 – Geff Dawson, bull riding

4th series
2010 – Jerry Short, bareback riding
2011 – Wayne Bailey, steer wrestling
2012 – Keegan Knox, saddle bronc riding
2013 – Duane Carson, tie-down roping
2014 – Karl Langvardt and Steve Zumbrunn, team roping
2015 – Micah Samples, barrel racing
2016 – Jimmy Crowther, bull riding

5th series
2017 – Glen Dawson, bareback riding

2016 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring bull rider Jimmy Crowther - 7th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2016 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring bull rider Jimmy Crowther - 7th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2015 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring barrel racer Micah Samples - 6th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2015 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring barrel racer Micah Samples - 6th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2013 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Duane Carson, tie-down roping - 4th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2013 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Duane Carson, tie-down roping - 4th buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2012 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Keegan Knox, saddle bronc riding - 3rd buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2012 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Keegan Knox, saddle bronc riding - 3rd buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2011 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Wayne Bailey, steer wrestling - 2nd buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2011 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring Wayne Bailey, steer wrestling - 2nd buckle in the 4th Buckle Series
2002 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring John McDonald, bull riding - 7th buckle in the 2nd Buckle Series
2002 WBHR Collector Series Buckle featuring John McDonald, bull riding - 7th buckle in the 2nd Buckle Series