Hi Brett and Everyone!
Glad to see an online forum! First and foremost I am probably the new guy in the neighborhood but look forward to dealing with most of you and meeting you at some point in time. I am definitly a novice when it comes to the memorabilia aspect. I did baseball card shows for 20 plus years and grew tired of the ever rising cost of packs and singles.......
I decided (after selling off all of my sportscards for a crazy low price) that it was time to re-focus my heart into more appealing items such as baseball gloves, and sports memorabilia in general. In the past year or so i have had my collection of gloves grow from 4 to around 400, and my club collection grow from 3 to almost 200. I have struggled in the past in making "collectors" decisions and "sellers" decision! Ok i'll be honest i still struggle. But either way it has been fun and not so stressful as the card hobby had become.
Here is my dilema, I live in a state where the items to buy either are stored away real deep in a cellar or they never made it here! Montana seems to have been picked over pretty good and I seemed to have missed the boat so to say. Dont get me wrong there are some finds here and there but a Montana 'Antique" show cosists of 100 gun dealers and a few glassware dealers. All kidding aside I love the state so all is good, and I will get my share of "finds" here and there(as long as I am the only collector/dealer in the state. Am I?). I have made purchases with some of you through Ebay and some outside of Ebay and will continue to do so, but I have grown very tired of Ebay as descriptions from some people of thier gloves seem to leave a bit to be desired! so I hope that I will hit the Antique circut soon find some treasures and meet the all that are in the glove collector nation.
Wants and Needs.... first and foremost i am a Cleveland Indians fan so anything Indians related is a good place to start. I would like to get a Real clean Joe Jackson glove.
I really need parts for repairs... tunnels, webs, etc.
I am going to cut this short as I could go on and on. I look forward to hearing from all of you and if you have any wants or needs for yourself or your friends, please let me know and I will try to help you out!
Have fun and have a great day!
Wanted- HOF Endorsed Gloves, Cleveland Indians Endorsed Gloves.