Monday, October 15, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #20

I've got a trade percolating for the three 1978 cards from the last update. So for now, they get a stay of execution. The Frank Malzone generated no interest, which is fine by me. It'll make a nice addition to my personal collection.

In the meantime, I'm going to pimp out some more cards! I'm still going through cards that have been here since February. Ironically, if I continue to go chronologically, more 1978 Topps and another Red Sox vintage hit the chop block again. It's another Last Chance Showcase!

1978 Topps #24 Don Money

1978 Topps #347 Terry Forster

1978 Topps #445 Mike Ivie

Just like the last batch from this set, they would all be doubles in my collection. I rather trade them off and keep this project going. If a 2-for-1 or 3-for-1 deal will get that done, then I'm listening!

How Acquired - Received from Billy (Cardboard History) in exchange for the 2018 Topps Cleveland Indians team card.

Time Travel Trading Update #4

Why Should You Want These Cards? - It seems fitting that we have a Brewers card and a Dodgers card in this stack. Money was even a member of the Brewers' lone World Series team in 1982! Forster also got his ring, for the 1981 Champion Dodgers. Mike Ivie was a former #1 overall draft pick in 1970.

1964 Topps #305 Jack Lamabe

Another Red Sox vintage that would find a happy home in my collection if it doesn't get traded for soon. I'm cool with it either way.

How Acquired - Received from a TCDB member along with a 1962 Post Cereal Frank Malzone and a 1956 Topps Davy Crockett card in exchange for  a 2018 Topps Justin Turner 1983 insert.

Time Travel Trading Update #3

Why Should You Want This Card? - He played for 3 teams in 1967, and the last team he joined (Cardinals) ended up winning the World Series. He was the first full-time head baseball coach in the history of the LSU baseball program.

These cards will disappear from the trade stack if no one claims them! All it takes is an older card in return. help me keep this going!

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 ***LAST CHANCE!***
#193 Rich Chiles ***PENDING***
#347 Terry Forster ***LAST CHANCE***
#445 Mike Ivie ***LAST CHANCE!***
#471 Roy Smalley ***PENDING***
#581 Lynn McGlothen ***PENDING***

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 ***LAST CHANCE!***
#352 Eddie Bressoud

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

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. Looks like I also need the 1978 #445 Mike Ivie for my set, so maybe we could throw that in and I'd throw in another pre-78 Topps card for you?