‘Slim’ Jim Baxter

James Curran Baxter (1939 – 2001) is often regarded as one of the finest Scottish footballers ever to play the game. With a career that lasted over thirteen years, Baxter made a total of 359 appearances for five clubs.

Alongside his domestic career, he would also represent the Scottish national side a total of 34 times, including a memorable 3-2 victory over England in 1967, during which he would famously taunt his opponents by doing ‘keepie uppies’ before passing the ball.


He is most well remembered for his time at Glasgow Rangers Football Club, with whom he spent six years over two spells. During his time with the ‘Teddy Bears’ he would help the club to win three league titles, three Scottish Cups, and four Scottish League Cups.


Within our upcoming Sporting Medals & Trophies auction (28 August) we are delighted to be offering one of the player’s winners’ medals. Lot 1709 was awarded to Baxter after they took on city rivals Celtic to lift the 1963 Scottish Cup in what was an emphatic 3-0 win.

Alongside this medal, we have three other lots relating to Baxter, including a silver medal from the player’s early career (1710), an incredibly swish gold tie pin inscribed with his initials (1711), and finally, a large archive relating to his footballing days (1712) which includes a number of telegrams addressed to the player.


Find these and more sporting lots, in what promises to be another terrific sale!


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Hannah Murphy


McTear’s is Scotland’s only auction house to host a Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation contact James Bruce on 0141 810 2880 or james@mctears.co.uk.


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