View Full Version : Hello from Glasgow, Scotland

03-29-2012, 03:06 AM
Hey guys,

I just signed up to Net54 earlier this week. Looking forward to reading and contributing to the forums. I thought I'd throw a few lines out to introduce myself.

Although born in Detroit, I now happen to live in Glasgow, Scotland and being an overseas collector of vintage items certainly has its challenges - although its not nearly as tough as it was 20 years ago!!

Since 1997, Iíve been fortunate enough to be a member of a group of vintage baseball card enthusiasts called OBC (Old Baseball Cards). Thanks to OBC, my collection has grown, but more importantly Iíve made many friends with whom I share a common interest.

I was 13 when I moved to Scotland in 1973, but those 13 years were long enough for me to develop a lifelong love affair with the Detroit Tigers. For me, Ernie Harwell was the true sound of summer, and watching guys like Norm Cash, Al Kaline, Willie Horton and Mickey Stanley strut their stuff at Tiger Stadium was always fun. I'm really looking forward to the one-two punch of Miggy Cabrera and Prince Fielder in this year's lineup.

I started collecting cards in 1969 and thanks to an older cousin who passed a lot of his stuff along to me, I had mostly complete sets from 1960-1964 and 1968-1973 by the time we moved overseas. The bad news is that 95% of my collection didn't come to Scotland with me. :( I didn't return to the States again until 1988, a vacation which rekindled my interest in card collecting. Another visit in 1990 saw me starting to buy cards again, at that point mainly Tigers from the 1960s. Through the first half of the 1990s, I did most of my buying online form dealers such as Bill Henderson and Solomon Cramer. My collecting really took off in 1997 when I discovered and joined the OBC online group, of which I remain a proud member to this day.

When I stated collecting again, my goals were to pick up Tigers, and to reconstruct the sets that started me off - 1969 to 1973 Topps. Things have expanded somewhat since then! Here's a list of what I work on these days:

Detroit Tigers cards of all eras
Tigers related items and memorabilia - books, mags, autographs, bats, gloves, balls.....anything Tigers related.
Bobby Thomson items - cards and memorabilia associated with the most famous ballplayer to be born here in Glasgow, Scotland.
Detroit Red Wings cards of all eras
Detroit Lions cards of all eras
Topps Baseball 1957-1959, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967
Topps and OPC Hockey 1968-1973
Topps Football 1969-1972
Topps Heritage Baseball (the only UV product I routinely buy)

My wantlist in full can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this message.

I hope that gives you a bit of a flavor of who I am. See you round the boards!!


03-29-2012, 03:11 AM
Oops....link didn't appear. Here it is.

Glenn's Want List (https://sites.google.com/site/glennswantlist/)

03-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Welcome to the board.

03-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Welcome Glenn. You are among friends here. I think a lot of the OBC guys use this site as their chat board. We don't consider anyone guests, everyone is family. Good luck in your collecting and see you around here. Also, if there is anything I can ever help with just give me a virtual shout and I will do my best. take care now!! And here is one of my favorite Tigers cards....


03-31-2012, 08:36 AM
Welcome Glenn!

I can probably help you with football as I have a LOT of doubles from the 70s. I upgraded most of my sets over time but kept all of the originals. Some are in decent shape but others are definitely Tiptons.

I do have doubles of the Terry Bradshaw rookie you are looking for. Will also look through my older sets to see if I have any doubles of Lions that you need. Drop me a line when you have a minute.


03-31-2012, 03:41 PM
Yep, don't be fooled by that modest introduction above.
This Scottish guy collects old cardboard pictures of old men, many of them are deceased!
He also listens to funny music which appears to cater to audiphiles who care about music,lyrics and not pop record sales.
He also is fanatical about baseball, football and hockey despite having no teams within 3000 miles of himself.
And he's generous with sending cards to other collectors just because they need them.
Yep, this dude's a real sop...beware good guys like this who will probably contribute with a level-headed attitude and demeanor:cool:

Oh, and hi Glenn!

04-03-2012, 06:08 AM
@ Familytoad.......
Hey!! I resemble that remark!! And there was me thinking I could slink off and make other friends outside of OBC. Foiled again!!

@ Leon
That Cobb card is fantastic!