Monday, August 6, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #16

Guillermo sat at his desk and compared the two lists before him. The list of people going through the time portals was much shorter than the list of people coming back through. These lists didn't even account for the few rebellious stragglers who jumped without authorization. It was enough to give him headaches.

Guillermo walked over to his bar and made himself a Tom Collins. He wasn't much of a fan of gin, but few drinks hit the spot on a hot August day quite like it. His thirst abated, he resumed his careful inspection of his lists. No matter which angle he approached it from, he couldn't see how the number could keep growing exponentially. Sooner or later, the universe would have to correct itself. How it would happen troubled him greatly. At least the powers that be had the forethought to use athletes instead of event-altering historical personalities. A baseball player could only alter the timeline so much, after all. That would limit any potential issues with this influx of players.

The jazz notes ringing from his phone interrupted his train of thought. The text was simple, but unexpected. Two more coming through. Two more to add to the list...


Only one trade this go around. On the last update I showed off some new checklists cards, and once again Tom from The Angels, In Order decided to snag them. In return, he sent me these:

Thanks again, Tom!

It dawned on me recently that the trade stack has more cards just from the 1950's then the original 2018 Topps pack I started out with. The Joe Collins cards just increases that total even more. I never thought this project would net me a single card from that decade, let alone 16 of them. Thanks to everyone who has traded with me so far!

There's just so much good stuff here! You know the deal by now! Make me an offer, either through this post or on the TCDB (Member Name: Kep75).

The Time Travel Trade Stack:

2016 Topps Heritage - Baseball Flashbacks
#BF-EM Eddie Matthews

2015 Topps Heritage
#273 NL Aces (Adam Wainwright/Clayton Kershaw)

2012 Topps
#396 Yoenis Cespedes (RC)

1993-94 Fleer (basketball)
#224 Michael Jordan (LL)

1991 Conlon Collection TSN
#13 Red Ruffing (HOF)

1990-91 Hoops (basketball)
#168 Glen Rice (RC)

1990 Topps
#18 Carlos Quintana

1986 Sportflics
#64 Bert Blyleven/Jerry Koosman/John Denny
#122 John Tudor

1986 Topps
#2 Rose Special '63-'66
#3 Rose Special '67-'70
#4 Rose Special '71-'74
#5 Rose Special '75-'78
#6 Rose Special '79-'82
#7 Rose Special '83-'85
 #401 Fernando Valenzuela (Turn Back The Clock)

1982 Donruss
#NNO Checklist 545-653

1982 Fleer
#660 Specials Checklist

1981 Topps
#63 Steve Renko
#704 Bill Travers

1980 Topps
#143 Bruce Bochte
#157 Willie Wilson
#671 A's Future Stars

1979 Topps
#130 Bob Watson
#465 Reggie Smith

1978 Topps
#24 Don Money
#193 Rich Chiles
#347 Terry Forster
#445 Mike Ivie
#471 Roy Smalley
#581 Lynn McGlothen

1977 Topps
#294 George Medich
#524 Rowland Office

1977 Topps (football)
#206 Cleveland Browns (CL)
#269 Archie Griffin (RC)

1974 Topps
#17 Doug Bird (RC) 

1974 Topps - Team Checklists
#NNO Montreal Expos

1973-74 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
#53 Richard Lemieux

1973 Topps
#18 Leroy Stanton
#36 Steve Barber
#98 Dick Woodson
#99 Carl Taylor

1970 Topps
#47 Bob Miller
#103 Frank Reberger

1970 Red Rose and Blue Ribbon North American Wildlife In Danger (non-sport)
#32 Polar Bear

1969 Topps
#453 Mike Cueller

1969 Topps - Deckle Edge
#13 Mel Stottlemyre

1969 Topps (football)
#73 Bennie McRae
#154 Sam Baker

1968 Topps
#4 1967 AL RBI Leaders (Yastrzemski/Killebrew/Robinson)

1968 Topps (football)
#7 Earl Gros

1967 Topps
#206 Dennis Bennett

1967 Philadelphia (football)
#109 New York Giants (TC)

1966 Philadelphia (football)
#104 Rams vs. Browns

1965 Philadelphia (football)
#193 John Paluck

1964 Philadelphia (football)
#172 Ken Gray (RC)

1964 Topps
#60 Frank Malzone
#79 Bob Heffner (RC)
#305 Jack Lamabe
#352 Eddie Bressoud

1963 Topps
#111 Al Jackson
#155 Bill Stafford
#246 Lee Strange
#343 Johnny Pesky (MGR)

1962 Post Cereal
#58 Frank Malzone

1962 Topps
#278 Ken Johnson

1960 Topps
#95 Frank Thomas

1959 Topps (football)
#80 Joe Perry

1958 Topps
#341 Pittsburgh Pirates (CL, TC)
#371 Marty Keough (RC)

1958 Topps Zorro (non-sport)
#83 Rude Awakening

1957 Topps
#66 Brooks Lawrence
#235 Tom Poholsky
#249 Dave Pope
#371 Bob Lennon

1956 Topps
#21 Joe Collins
#103 Willie Miranda (white back)
#156 Johnny Antonelli

1956 Topps Flags of the World (non-sport)
#70 Jordan

1955 Topps
#126 Dick Hall (RC)

1954 Bowman
#16 Jim Wilson
#73 Don Mueller

1952 Bowman
#57 Clyde Vollmer

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

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: 22
Unique trading partners: 17

Number of cards mailed out: 41
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1956

Number of cards received: 110
Year of oldest card received: 1938

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    This is Bo from Baseball Cards Come to Life. I'd be interested in the Time Travel Trading. Here are the 8 cards I would be interested in:

    2016 Topps Heritage - Baseball Flashbacks
    #BF-EM Eddie Matthews

    2015 Topps Heritage
    #273 NL Aces (Adam Wainwright/Clayton Kershaw)

    1991 Conlon Collection TSN
    #13 Red Ruffing (HOF)

    1986 Sportflics
    #64 Bert Blyleven/Jerry Koosman/John Denny

    1977 Topps
    #294 George Medich

    1974 Topps
    #17 Doug Bird (RC)

    1969 Topps
    #453 Mike Cueller

    1967 Topps
    #206 Dennis Bennett

    How important is condition in the cards you get in return? I have a 66 Topps card with a small amount of writing on the front, and various commons from the late 60s early 70s in a variety of conditions. I'll certainly give you more than 8 cards in return. You can email me at borosny at gmail dot com. Thanks!