I totally agree. There should be no reason why the club couldn’t buy these medals and have them available for everyone to see. The family of Mr. Shearer will have their own reasons for selling and their own memories of the great man. The least the club could do would be to allow future generations to see that bit of history with their own eyes.
I also have left bids on a few of the cheaper items but I will be keeping if I'm lucky enough to get them.Not close family but a family tie.Old enough to have had a drink with family members and Bobbie and his father a few times.
We should keep this thread bumped up this week so it doesn't get to a situation where you and potentially another FF member with the same idea of buying and loaning to the Club are bidding against each other.
I wouldn't mind contributing to a whip round so that we can ensure the medals remained in the families hands provided they remained owned by us, not going to criticise the family as people can face financial hardship for a number of reasons, there's absolutely no shame in it.
Medals take up very little space. Could be mounted in a frame with a pic and bio of the player. Not every players medals that come up for sale should be bought but a legend like Shearers is a no brainer for Rangers to bring home.
Im actually distantly related to the great man - though only met him once. And i dont know the circumstances behind this, but at the end of the day.. it is his (closer, immediate) family's decision to make. But it would be great if the club got them, or even a wealthy rangers fan bought them and loaned them to the club