Monday, October 1, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #19

Someday, I'm going to have to wind things down and put an end to the Time Travel Trading experiment. Cards are only valuable for trade if someone else wants them. My last update failed to generate any new trades, so it's back to pimping what is already here! Like before, I've selected some cards that have sat in the stack for awhile. If no one wants them, I'll pull them from the stack and add them to my collection for good. This is your last chance to acquire any of these cards. (At least, as far as this experiment goes - I'll always entertain offers!)

I'll start out with some cards from the first Time Travel Trade I ever made:

1978 Topps #193 Rich Chiles

1978 Topps #471 Roy Smalley

1978 Topps #581 Lynn McGlothen

I'll be honest, I don't want to pull these guys from the stack. I already have them, so they would go straight into my doubles box! I'd rather give these guys to someone who could genuinely use them. Could that be you?

How Acquired - Received from a TCDB member along with a 1979 Topps Bill Lee in exchange for 4 cards from the original 2018 Topps pack (Ian Kennedy, Garrett Richards, Julio Urias, and Justin Smoak).

Time Travel To The Original Post: Time Travel Trading Update #2

Why Should You Want These Cards? - They're 40 years old, that technically makes them vintage! Roy Smalley is the nephew of well known former manager Gene Mauch, and his last Major League appearance was Game 7 of  the 1987 World Series with the Twins. Lynne McGlothen was a former All-Star, and Chiles...well Chiles career wasn't very memorable, but according to Wikipedia, he lives in Yolo County. YOLO! Not enough of an enticement? How about a 3-for-1 deal? I'd be willing to give someone all three of these cards for a single older card, even if it's just some bench guy from 1977.

1962 Post Cereal #58 Frank Malzone

The Malzone oddball has also been in the stack since February. I said it then and I'll say it now. If I end up keeping this one, I won't exactly be upset about it. Still, in the interest of keeping the Time Travel Trading program running, I wouldn't be upset if someone made an offer either.

How Acquired - Received from a TCDB member along with a 1964 Topps Jack Lamabe and a 1956 Topps Davy Crockett card in exchange for a 2018 Topps Justin Turner 1983 insert.

Time Travel To The Original Post: Time Travel Trading Update #3

Why Should You Want This Card? - It's a vintage oddball card! Malzone was no slouch either - an 8 time All-Star, and winner of the very first AL Gold Glove at 3rd base!

Help me keep this going for awhile longer! I need your help to keep cards circulating in the stack. I have something for everyone!

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. I could probably take you up on the 3-for-1 deal for the '78s (I need 2 of them for my setbuild). I'm sure I've got a '73 Topps dupe I could dig up to send your way. Maybe check out my wantlist and we could add to the trade? Let me know!

    1. Sounds good to me! I'll see what I can find for you. Send me an email: mattkeppel -at- yahoo -dot- com