Last Updated: 8 February 2016
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.
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
My 30 Most Wanted Cards
(in no particular order)
With the Ryder Cup - April 2011
Central West Little League Champions,
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