Sports Collection Home Page

 
Welcome to my Sports Collection Want List!
 
Last Updated: 8 April 2014

The list is wide and varied, consisting of baseball, hockey, and football sets from the 1950s, 1960’s and 1970’s, autographed items, books, magazines, photographs, and items relating specifically to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions (no love for the Pistons, I’m afraid!), and Scottish-born ballplayer Bobby Thomson.

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 25 years ago!!

Since 1997, I’ve 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 I’ve made many friends with whom I share a common interest.
 
The links to the left will take you to lists of the various sets, individual cards, and items that I'm actively collecting. I’m always happy to trade items if I can. Condition isn’t normally an issue. I’d rather fill a gap in my collection with something than have it lying empty! Contact me using the link on this page if you’d like to try to arrange something.
 
Glenn Codere
 
 
With Mickey Stanley (1968 Detroit Tigers Gold Glove CF), Oak Pointe Country Club, Brighton, Michigan Sept 2006 - The Coderes (Glenn & cousin John) had just defeated the Stanleys (Mickey and his grandson) by 1 hole
 
 
With my VERY cool cousin Jillian
 at Coors Field, Colorado - August 2011
 
 

With Bobby Thomson in Edinburgh, Scotland 2003 on the occasion of Bobby's induction into the Scottish Sports Hall Of Fame

 

What's New??

March 2014: It's Topps Heritage time again!! 2 boxes opened and about 70% of the set completed. More to come!!

February 2014: 1966 Topps set is officially put to bed with the arrival of the final 2 cards here in Glasgow. Only 3 cards to go to complete my 1960s Topps run.
 
December 2013: Won the 1966 Topps #526 Twins Team card on ebay....just one to go to close out that set!!
 
November 2013: Picked up 2 more 1966 Topps and 1 1967 Topps Baseball taking those sets down to 2 and 3 to go respectively. Gettin' closer!!
 
October 2013: Completed the 1971 Topps Football set with #156 Terry Bradshaw RC. Thanks to Adie Higginson from UK Cards.

July 2013: After opening 5 boxes, I've completed most of the 2013 Topps Heritage set. Just 18 of those pesky SPs to go. Also pulled a Mike Trout Black Refractor. Nice card!!

July 2013: The 1966 Topps set want list is down to 4 cards with the addition of the very tough Choo Choo Coleman SP. 1967 Topps is also down to 4 cards. Which will be first to fall?

February 27, 2013: Added one of the tougher remaining 1967 Topps baseball,,,#580 Rocky Colavito. The wantlist drops down into single figures.....
 
December 25 2012: 1949 Bowman Tigers team set completed with card #180 Connie Berry

December 5, 2012: Completed 2001 Topps Archives Reserve baseball
 
November 23, 2012: Took advantage of COMC's Black Friday deals to knock a wide range of stuff off the list. Lots of Tigers, and some upgrades for my 1960s sets.
 
September 11, 2012: Completed 2002 Topps Archives baseball
 
September 4, 2012: 4 baseball sets completed in 1 day!! 2001 Topps Archives, 2011 Topps Heritage, 2012 Topps Heritage, and best of all 1962 Topps. Not only that, I've also been gifted the second vintage Ty Cobb card for my collection - a 1933 Sports Kings #1. An amazing day!!

August 2012: Completed the 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats set, receiving the last 5 cards from fellow OBC collector Andy Cook
 
July 2012: 1959 Topps Baseball set breaks the 400 mark!
 
June 2012: Started serious work on 2012 Topps Golden Moments Tigers, knocking off 13 Relic cards within a few weeks.
 
March 2012: Received the final card for my 1961 Topps set (#531 Jim Coates).  
 
March 2012: I've added a separate page for Topps Heritage Baseball. At the moment, I have want lists up for 2006-2012 but hope to be adding 2001-2005 soon!


Do you live in Scotland
(or elsewhere in the UK)
and have baseball cards to sell or trade?
If so, drop me an email.
Maybe we could deal!!

Contact Me Here!




 
At Al Kaline's plaque, Baseball Hall Of Fame,
Cooperstown, New York, 1990
 
 
 
 
 

 
 My 30 Most Wanted Cards
(in no particular order)
  1. 1967 Topps #561 Sandy Alomar
  2. 1967 Topps #600 Brooks Robinson
  3. 1951 Topps Blue Back #46 Vic Wertz
  4. 1955 Topps DblHdr #45/46 Al Kaline
  5. 1961 NuCardScoops #465 Al Kaline
  6. 1963/64 Parkhurst #53 Terry Sawchuk
  7. 1952 Topps #370 Billy Hoeft
  8. 1952 Berk Ross #66 Vic Wertz
  9. 1940 Play Ball #171 Harry Heilmann
  10. 1952 Topps #354 Fred Hatfield
  11. 1951 Topps Blue Back #40 Gerry Priddy
  12. 1969 Topps Decals Harmon Killebrew
  13. 1970 Topps FB #90 OJ Simpson
  14. 1962 Topps BB Bucks Rocky Colavito
  15. 1961 Post #36 Rocky Colavito
  16. 1957/58 Topps #46 Norm Ullman 
  17. 1948/49 Leaf #3 Virgil Trucks
  18. 1954 Red Heart Harvey Kuenn
  19. 1972 Topps Football #302 Mike Lucci
  20. 1958/59 Topps #52 Alex Delvecchio
  21. 1965/66 Topps #122 Gordie Howe (600G)
  22. 2013 Topps Hrtge #426 Miguel Cabrera
  23. 1933 Goudey #222 Charlie Gehringer
  24. 1934-36 Diam.Stars #90 Ray Hayworth
  25. 1962 Topps #150 Al Kaline (green tint)
  26. 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose RC
  27. 1952 Berk Ross #28 George Kell
  28. 1969 Topps FB #51 Gale Sayers
  29. 1969 Topps Decals Reggie Jackson
  30. 1972 Topps FB #335 Dick LeBeau
 
 
With the Ryder Cup - April 2011

 
 

1972 Broncos
Central West Little League Champions,
Westland, Michigan
Back row: Fred Schmansky, Dale Turner, Frank Szubeleski(Coach)
Robert Jackson, Mike Tavermina, Frank Pate(Coach), Rick Pinkerton,
Glenn Codere, Tony Lawson, Robin Pate(Coach)
Front row: Ronnie Smith, Tom Schmansky, Jeff Gill, Greg Kanslerz,
Jim Bowler, Joey Turner, Ricky Pate, Scott Pinkerton