Monday, August 27, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #17

Eddie Mathews put on his uniform and looked in the mirror. It felt familiar, yet different. It felt different the first time he put on an Astros uniform too. Back then, he had spent 15 years with "Braves" across his jersey, up until he got traded to Houston. Back then, the Astros were a fairly new team, only coming around 5 years prior. Now, this same Astros team were no longer in the National League, no longer in the Astrodome, and the defending World Champions! 

As he walked to the batting cages, numerous Astros personnel flocked him. The team had given him a chance to play again, but under a new identity. He was referred to as Edwin Lee now, and even though that was an easy name to remember, the fabricated backstory of his rise though the system took some coaching. 

The young slugger, looking every bit of the 20 years the media guide said he was, took swing after swing. Each time the ball soared over the outfield fences. Some things may feel different, he thought to himself, but some things will never change...


I apologize in advance if this post is sloppy. I had gone a few weeks since the last update with no new trade offers, and had resigned myself to creating another post offering a last chance on cards in the stack. The post was written and ready and just waiting to be published. Then I got a trade offer from Bo at Baseball Cards Come To Life! He offered up a pretty nice trade for eight of the cards in the pile, and as we emailed each other, a second, larger trade also developed. Did I mention that this all happened right before I left for a trip? By the time I got back, my cards were en route, and this post was mere days from being published. I had to not only scramble to get my end of the deal mailed out, but to completely redo this post! Throw in a little writer's block, and let's just say I'm glad I'm done, however it ends up.

Anyway, onto the cards:

More goodness from the late 60's and early 70's!

As you can see, beautiful vintage all around. I'm especially excited for the Steve Hargan game card. With this generous trade from Bo, the stack has some new life in it! Thanks a bunch, Bo!

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:

2012 Topps
#396 Yoenis Cespedes (RC)

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

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

1990 Topps
#18 Carlos Quintana

1986 Sportflics
#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

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
#524 Rowland Office

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

1974 Topps
#38 Don Kessinger
#67 Tommy Helms

1974 Topps - Team Checklists
#NNO Montreal Expos

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

1973 Topps
#18 Leroy Stanton
#36 Steve Barber
#79 Jim Willoughby (RC)
#98 Dick Woodson
#99 Carl Taylor

1972 Topps
#43 Rick Wise
#109 Jerry May

1970 Topps
#47 Bob Miller
#56 Phillies Rookies - Joe Lis/Scott Reid (RC)
#103 Frank Reberger

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

1969 Topps
#139 Andy Kosco

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)
#348 Larry Colton/Dick Thoenen

1968 Topps - Game
#15 Steve Hargan

1968 Topps (football)
#7 Earl Gros

1966 Topps
#154 Chuck Hiller

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
#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: 23
Unique trading partners: 18

Number of cards mailed out: 49
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1956

Number of cards received: 120
Year of oldest card received: 1938

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