When he awoke, he found himself in a small shaking box, filled with strange lights and dials. A display seemed to be showing the date and time, but the date kept changing backwards in years. Justin was a fan of time travel movies, and it didn't take him long to discover what was happening here. It also didn't take him long to figure out how to work the time machine.
"Alright" thought Justin as he fiddled with the controls. "If there's one thing time travel movies have taught me, it's that historical figure thrust into modern time will have hilarious consequences." Justin smiled broadly as he set the dial to Texas, 1836. "Pranks on you now..."
When I started this idea of trading a pack of new cards with the intent of getting the oldest cards possible, I knew I'd run into a potential trade where I'd get a card back I'd like to keep. When TCDB member gwhy11 offer me a card for the 1983 Topps insert of Justin Turner, I knew I'd have to face this situation. I got this card in the mail last weekend, and it's a beauty:
|1962 Post Cereal #58 Frank Malzone|
I'll be honest, I wouldn't mind holding onto this one. A vintage oddball of a Red Sox All-Star - what's not to like? Still, in the interest of the game, I am putting Mr. Malzone back into the trade stack. Do you want him? It starts with an offer of something older.
Now, this is where the game gets interesting. Although this was the only card in the agreed trade, gwhy11 also threw in a couple bonus cards! These also join the Time Travel stack:
Wow, that Davy Crockett card is cool! I don't collect non-sport cards like this, but I'll wager there are a few readers out there who wouldn't mind adding this to their collection! The trading continues! Make me an offer!
The Time Travel Trade Stack:
#135 Atlanta Braves (TC)
#180 Ryan Braun
#455 Bill Lee
#193 Rich Chiles
#471 Roy Smalley
#581 Lynn McGlothen
#305 Jack Lamabe
1962 Post Cereal
#58 Frank Malzone
1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back
#54 The Alamo's Answer