Monday, September 17, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #18

"We had a deal!"

The man slammed his hand on the table. It hurt, but at this point he was far too infuriated to feel it. "We'd bring back Deion for you, and we'd get to keep Bo. That was it, nothing more! But now all these other football players are just waltzing through the portal!"

The man being subjected to this vitriol just sat there with a sly smile on his face. "C'mon now, Manny, you really can't blame me for all this? You've had abnormal results since Day One! Rumor mill has it that you've pulled in non-athletes on quite a few occasions. Don't blame me just because your science is faulty and inaccurate..." 

Rob Manfred silently glared. In all honesty, this could be all coincidence. Goodell was right, things had gone haywire more than a few times, but he wasn't going to admit that now. The truth is, he just did not trust the Commissioner of the NFL. He had heard rumors too. Rumors that this technology was being reverse engineered and created by the NFL for their own purposes.What he needed to find out was if they were true. He decided to throw his cards on the table. 

"Level with me, Roger. Are you trying to steal my technology? Are you trying to build your own portal?"

Roger Goodell leaned back in his chair and smiled. "Oh, we're not "trying" anymore..."


There were baseball players who were stronger than him. There were some who were faster, some who were even better hitters. In the great history of baseball, there were plenty of more talented players. But none of them would ever work harder than Charlie Hustle.

The idea came to him from a TV show. Some old 80s sci-fi series were a guy kept going back in time to undo wrongs. The good news is that one of the head honchos running the MLB time experiments owed him a huge gambling debt. The bad news is that he no longer had access to which particular betting slips sealed his fate all those years ago.

He'd been through that blasted portal a dozen times now. Each time through he stopped himself from placing a bet (unless he won of course, the he just made sure to destroy all the evidence). Still, every time he came back, he would check his phone, and a quick search showed him if he was still banned from baseball.

"Dammit!" he mumbled to himself as he emerged yet again into the present day. Before the lab coat yahoos could react, he turned around walked back through. "I'l be back, bet on it!"


So, anyone out there collect vintage football? Two new trades have added a lot of cool football cards to the stack, among some other great stuff.

First up is a trade with a fellow TCDM member. He wanted to help get me out of the millennium by taking the Yoenis Cespedes rookie card. In exchange, he sent me these:

"Mean" Joe Greene is the only name I recognize here, and that was more for the commercial he did than his football career.

"Hey Kid, Catch!"

Up next is a truly wonderful mix of cards from Joe at CrazieJoe's Card Corner. He took a few 1986 Topps off my hands, and in return set me up with even more football:

Also included was this buffet of cards:

E.T. is one of those iconic movies every 80's kid knows. My daughters actually have a plush E.T. that used to be mine. The fact it's O-Pee-Chee and has a French translation makes this card even better! Also, the Tiger Woods card represents the first golf card I have ever had in my possession. I hope Tiger, along with the rest of these, find a good home soon!

Help me get rid of all these football cards! The rules haven't changed: Everything in the stack is awaiting a trade, and all I ask in return is a card older than what I'm sending you. Make me an offer, either through this post or on the TCDB (Member Name: Kep75).

The Time Travel Trade Stack:

2008-09 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
#128 Tim Thomas

2001 Upper Deck - e-Card (golf)
#E-TW Tiger Woods

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
#5 Rose Special '75-'78
#6 Rose Special '79-'82
 #401 Fernando Valenzuela (Turn Back The Clock)

1985 Topps
#694 Joe Carter

1983 Topps (football)
#219 Joe Cribbs (LL)
#280 Mike Renfro
#307 Jim Plunkett

1982 Donruss
#NNO Checklist 545-653

1982 O-Pee-Chee E.T. The Extraterrestrial (non-sport)
#15 Among Elliott's Toys

1981 Topps
#63 Steve Renko
#704 Bill Travers

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

1980 Topps (football)
#280 Jack Lambert (AP)

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

1978 Topps (football)
#126 Rick Kane (RC)

1977 Topps
#524 Rowland Office

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

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

1971 Topps (football)
#22 Ken Avery (RC)

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: 25
Unique trading partners: 20

Number of cards mailed out: 54
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1956

Number of cards received: 131
Year of oldest card received: 1938

1 comment:

  1. Thank you as I appreciated the trade, and to be part of the project!