Friday, December 2, 2022

A PWE Of Award Winning Cards!

Back toward the end of October (when there was still baseball - that seemed so long ago!), Daniel (It's Like Having My Own Card Shop) had a giveaway. I was among the first five to comment, so that earned me some cards:
 

Just look at that top row! Red Sox players showing off some hardware! J.D. Drew with his All-Star Game MVP award, Josh Beckett with the ALCS MVP, and Mike Lowell with the World Series MVP award. Then there's the Captain, Jason Varitek, with the grand daddy of them all, the World Series trophy! I love seeing awards on cards, and after seeing these cards together, I'm half-tempted to find out how many Red Sox cards have players posing with awards on them. (I can think of at least one other off the top of my head - the 2019 Topps Big League card where J.D. Martinez is posing with Hank Aaron and the Hank Arron Award he won). Oh, and I can't overlook the wonderful unlicensed oddball cards either! 

Favorite Card: The Varitek card will always be an all-time favorite!

Thanks for the cards Daniel!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Repack Haiku #282 (Mike Stanley)

Boston to New York
A rare trade between rivals
Two stints with each team
 
1990 Donruss #579 Mike Stanley

 
The Red Sox traded Stanley back to his former team in August of 1997. One of the players the Red Sox received was a young pitcher named Tony Armas. Four months later, Armas was the PTBNL in the trade that brought Pedro Martinez to Boston.


Friday, November 25, 2022

Trapped In Time: Remnants Of The 27th Trade

 
Good news! Last month's remnant was successfully traded away! Let's see if we can get a little streak going here!

It's ironic that after celebrating the 200th trade for this project, that today's orphaned cards show up. There was a time when the Time Travel Trading Project hit a big lull, with few if any trades happening. In an effort to try and jump start some offers, I put cards that were not moving on the proverbial chopping block, much like I'm doing now. This is one of those times where I cast the line and got a bite.
 
Trade #27 (Gavin: Baseball Card Breakdown)
Traded 10/18/18: 1978 Topps #445 Mike Ivie, 1978 Topps #471 Roy Smalley, 1978 Topps #581 Lynn McGlothen

Received 10/19/18:
  • 1975 Topps #378 Derrel Thomas
  • 1975 Topps #402 Bob Tolan
  • 1973 Topps #29 Tony Taylor (See Trade #82)
The very first Time Travel Trade netted me a 1979 Topps and three 1978 Topps cards. I was able to trade the 1979 card, but 8 months later I had no interest in any of the 1978's. Trades had started to slow down, and I decided to give those cards one last pimp before removing them completely. Gavin (Baseball Card Breakdown) rescued two of them, becoming the first trade I had in almost two months!
 

I've talked about how these trades have branched out before. For some reason, this particular branch had some bad luck associated with it. It took 2 1/2 years before I was able to trade the Tony Taylor card, and for whatever reason, the 2 1975 cards still remain. Perhaps it's time to snip this particular branch. If no one claims them by the next update, I'm pulling them and adding them to my collection. 
 
Because Derrel and Bob have been together since the beginning, I'll even entertain a 2-for-1 offer - just one pre-1975 card for the both of them! Who wants them?

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Repack Haiku #281 (All-Star Shortstops)

Between both players
Seventeen All-Star nods
But where is Ripken?
 
1993 Topps #404 All-Star Shortstops (Larkin/Fryman)
 
Travis Fryman was no slouch, earning 5 All-Star game appearances. However, it's curious that Topps would put him on this card over perennial All-Star starter Cal Ripken Jr.

I'm not planning on posting tomorrow, so everybody have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Monday, November 21, 2022

Time Travel Trading Update #71

 
It's official! 200 Time Travel Trades! I'll be honest, I'm still awed by this. I never thought this little project would get to this point, but here we are!
 
The honor of Trade #200 goes to none other than Greg (Night Owl Cards). As it turns out, I received his cards the same day last month's update was published! As his prize, he got a sneak peak at all these new cards and was able to claim one for himself. As for those cards that came in, we've got a nice variety:
 
It's always cool to see a vintage Buffalo Bill, and I know that Kellogg's card won't last long here!

Our next trade is from a blogger making his first Time Travel Trade! John (Adventures Of A Baseball Card Collector) dove in and claimed some vintage and a few Yankees. The group of cards he sent back spanned 65 years!

Those flowers have fantastic color for something produced in 1939!

TCDB member Abraham came back to time travel again with small little 2 card trade, adding some 1995 Topps to the mix:

Those bottom two cards are from a couple of personal swaps I did. I had a TCDB trade offer for a Sportflics cards that had been here for awhile, so I swapped it out for Jim Morrison. The Super Bowl card is the replacement for a card you'll see later on.

Monthly time traveler Brendan (The View From The Third Floor) picked up 5 cards from the stack and sent back a starter lot of 1981 Donruss

Along with some older goodies:



Long time blog reader Alan made another trade this past month as well, almost tripling the number of 1975 Topps cards in the stack. Gotta love that 1956 card as well!

Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) took some football cards this go-around, and sent along some of the 1990's notable players, along with another 1969 playing card:

Finally, we have another TCDB with Mark Z. Anyone collect dinosaur cards?
 

The 1988 Topps UK Mini was the other personal swap that I made. It's a set I'm close to finishing, and  Tony Gwynn was one of the cards I needed. Oh, and if you're eyeing that '65 Diego Segui, sorry but that was the card Night Owl picked for his prize!

We're well on our way to 300 trades! Thanks to everyone who's come along on this journey so far!
 
As always, these cards are all available in exchange for an older card. You can claim your cards below, or through the TCDB (Kep75). Let's make some trades!

The Time Travel Trade Stack:

 
2022 Topps Opening Day - Opening Day
 
2022 Topps Opening Day - Opening Day Autographs
#ODA-LWJ LaMonte Wade Jr. (AU) 
 
2021 Topps
 
2017 Topps - MLB Award Winners

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter


2011 Topps Heritage Minor League
#191 Wilin Rosario
  
2010 Bowman - Prospects Black
#BP51 Chase D'Arnaud
#BP56 Rolando Gomez

2010 Bowman Platinum - Prospects
#PP38 Brian Johnson    
 
2009 Bowman - Chrome WBC Prospects
#BCW18 Tao Bu     
 
2008 Upper Deck Marvel Masterpieces (non-sport)
#5 Black Queen 
 
2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia
#44 Shawn Green
 
2004 Bowman Heritage
 
2004 Fleer InScribed
#56 Chase Utley
 
2002 Fleer Maximum
 
2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes
#85 Tino Martinez
#88 Andy Petitte
 
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#77 Lester Lockett 
 
1999 SkyBox Metal Universe (football)
#116 Tiki Barber

1998 Pinnacle Inside
#25 Andruw Jones
 
1998 Pinnacle Performers
#14 Hideo Nomo
 
1997-98 Score New York Rangers (hockey)
#8 Alexander Karpovtsev

1997-98 Score Philadelphia Flyers (hockey)
#18 Vaclav Prospal
 
1997 Collector's Choice
#215 Glenallen Hill 
 
1997 Pinnacle Inside
#111 Matt Williams

1997 Pinnacle X-Press
#64 Craig Biggio  
 
1997 Upper Deck
#13 Mark Lemke

1996 Leaf

1995-96 Kraft Peanut Butter Discs (hockey)
 
 
1995 Topps
#55 Edgar Martinez
#311 Bryan Harvey 
 
1995 Finest (football)
#124 Trent Dilfer   
 
 
1994 Ted Williams
 
1994 Topps Archives 1954
 
1993 Leaf
 
1993 Stadium Club Toys "R" Us
#36 Gerald Williams

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
 
1993 Redstone Dinosaurs Mesozoic Era (non-sport)
#22 Telmatosaurus
#23 Chirostenotes
 
1992-93 Humpty Dumpty I (hockey)
#NNO Troy Murray
 
1992 Donruss - Bonus Cards
#BC6 Jeff Bagwell (ROY, VAR: no dot after INC) 
 
1992 Front Row Draft Picks
#46 Ed Christian   
 
1992 Leaf - Gold Rookies
#BC-10 David Nied

1992 Pinnacle - Team 2000
#42 Jim Abbott
#48 Roberto Alomar
#59 Gary Sheffield
 
1992 Post Cereal
 
1992 Score
#162 Omar Vizquel
 
1992 Upper Deck
#723 Sammy Sosa 
 
1991-92 7th Inning Sketch OHL (hockey)
#258 Brandon Convery
 
1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier
#6 George Bell 
 
1991 Post Cereal
 
1991 Topps Archives 1953
 
1991 Topps Toys "R" Us Rookies
#30 Robin Ventura

1991 U.S. Playing Card Co.
#2Spades Eddie Murray
 
1991 Pro Set Platinum (football)
#81 Lawrence Taylor
 
1991 Topps Desert Storm (non-sport)
#147 Working Together  
 
1990-91 Pro Set Super Bowl XXV Silver Anniversary (football)
#88 Nick Buoniconti

1990-91 7th Inning Sketch OHL (hockey)
#236 Tony McCabe

1990-91 Bowman (hockey)
#19 Peter Zezel
#127 David Volek
 

1990 Fleer
 
1990 Fleer - All-Star Team
#1 Harold Baines 
 
1990 Leaf
#16 Hubie Brooks  

1990 Post Cereal
#22 Pedro Guerrero 
 
 
1990 Upper Deck
#626 Frank Viola

1990 Pro Set - Theme Art (football)
#10 Super Bowl X Pittsburgh Steelers / Dallas Cowboys
 
1990 Score (football)
#436 Chet Brooks (RC)
 
 
1989 Topps Big
 
1988-89 Frito-Lay Stickers (hockey)
#NNO Cam Neely
 
 
1988 Topps Toys "R" Us Rookies
#30 Terry Steinbach 
 
1987 Fleer Update
#U-82 Kevin Mitchell
 
 
1986 Fleer
#322 Goose Gossage 
 
1985 Drake's Big Hitters
#22 Dave Parker 
 
1985 O-Pee-Chee
 
1985 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#18 Chet Lemon
 
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
 
1984 O-Pee-Chee 
 
 
1984 Fleer Team Action (football)
#74 Super Bowl XVIII
 
1983 Card Collectors 1953 Bowman Color Reprint
#61 George Kell

1983 Topps Drake's Big Hitters
#14 Dave Kingman

#53 Roll Out!
 
1982-85 Galasso Baseball Hobby Card Report T-206 Reprints
 
1982 Donruss
#395 Jim Morrison
 
1982 Dover Publications Reprints National League
#15 Robin Roberts
 
1982 Topps
 
1982 Topps (football) 
 
1981 Donruss  
#124 Jerry Mumphrey
#147 Danny Darwin
#170 Fred Patek
#180 Rudy Law
#386 Doc Medich 
#409 Carney Lansford
#419 Derrel Thomas 
#421 Charlie Leibrandt (RC)
#428 Terry Kennedy
#439 Jorge Orta
#450 Scott Sanderson
#474 Sammy Stewart 
 
1981 Fleer
#8 Larry Christenson 

1981 Topps
 
1981 Topps (football)
#18 Frank Lewis   
 
1980 Cramer Baseball Legends Series 1
#16 Jimmie Foxx
 
1980 Topps 
#90 Manny Trillo
#477 Buck Martinez
#711 Bob Galasso (RC) 
 
 
1979 Kellogg's
#59 Ron Jackson (VAR) 

1979 Topps 
#177 Ron Reed 
#271 Rawly Eastwick 
#336 Bobby Thompson (RC) 
#653 Warren Brusstar 
 
 
1978-79 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)

1978-79 Topps (basketball)
#118 Kevin Porter 

1978 Topps  
#428 Joel Youngblood  
#435 Checklist: 364-484 (CL)
 
1978 Topps (football)
#41 John Ebersole

1977-78 Topps - Glossy Inserts (Rounded Corners) (hockey)
 
1977-78 Topps - White Backs (basketball)
#78 Richard Washington (RC)
 
1977 Topps
 
1977 Topps (football)
 
1976 Funky Sales Corp Funky Facts Baseball
#2 In A Trance
#3 Fans Vs Players
#5 Baseballeese
 
1976 SSPC
#7 Elias Sosa 

1976 Topps

1976 Topps (football)
#74 Bryant Salter
#321 Mike Boryla
#411 Ron Pritchard 

1975 Topps
#69 John Odom
#95 John Mayberry
#121 Bill North
#169 Cookie Rojas
#184 Jorge Orta
#227 Bob Watson
#262 Rowland Office (RC) 
#597 Winston Llenas 

1975 Topps (football)
#178 Rich Mcgeorge
#183 Jim Otis (RC)
 
1974 Topps  
#84 Rick Wise
#322 Ernie McAnally
#345 Bill North
#349 John Vukovich
 
1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn
 
1974 Topps (football)

 
1972 Topps  
 
1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#287 Fred Talbot   #390 Willie Davis  
#517 Joe Gibbon
 
1970 Topps (football)
#119 George Byrd  
 
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#8Hearts Jim Wynn
 
1969 Topps
#32 Sammy Ellis
 
1968 Topps
#112 Woody Fryman

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz
 
#149 Wayne Schurr

1964 Topps 
 
1963 Topps
#72 Johnny Romano

1962 Topps
1961 Topps
 
1960 Topps
 
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 

1959 Topps
#385 Sherm Lollar
 
1958 JCM 30a Doyusha Team Name Back (solid front w/o borders)
 
1958 Topps (football)
#211 Camilo Pascual
 
1956 Topps
#89 Norm Zauchin (VAR: Grey back) 
 
1956 Topps (football)
#42 Tom Fears
#51 Ted Marchibroda
 
1955 Bowman
#196 Russ Meyer
 
1955 Bowman (football)
#9 Don Stonesifer

1955 Topps All-American (football)
#46 Arnie Lassman
 
1954 Topps
#238 Al Aber

1954 Bowman Power For Peace (non-sport)
#91 USS Coral Sea (CVB43)

1953 Topps
 
1939 Wills's Garden Flowers by Richard Sudell (non-sport)
#46 Sweet Sultan 

1938 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America Tenth Series (J9-6) (non-sport)
#2 Black-throated Green Warbler

1937-38  Diamond Matchbooks Tan 6 (hockey)
#NNO Glenn Brydson
 
1935 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America Eighth Series (J9-4) (non-sport)
#10 California Jay

1933 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America Fifth Series (J9-1) (non-sport)
#5 Indigo Bunting 
 
1925 Sports Records (multi-sport)
 
1924 Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada (ITC) Dogs Series (non-sport)
#4 Otter-Hound

1922 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America Third Series (J7) (non-sport)
#7 Prothonotary Warbler

1915 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America First Series (J5) (non-sport)
#1 Quail
 
1910 Champions (T218) (multi-sport)
 
1890 N245 Sweet Caporal Actors & Actresses (non-sport)
#NNO Frankie Raymond

The Time Travel Trading Project is simple in concept. I started out with a random pack of 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball cards. My aim was to trade every card in that pack for something older. Each card I receive in turn is then made available for trade, with the goal to get the oldest card I can get.

Number of trades completed: 208 (1 pending)
Unique trading partners: 66

Number of cards mailed out: 958
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 1,407
Year of oldest card received: 1890