Monday, November 12, 2018

Time Travel Trading Update #22

Another 2 weeks have gone by without a trade proposal. That makes one trade in the past 9 weeks. At some point I'll have to officially end the Time Travel Trading Project, and although I don't think that time is now, it does appear to be in the near future. Maybe I'll go to the end of the year, maybe when the 2019 Topps set comes out, I don't know. For now, I'll continue to pimp cards and hopefully entice a few more trades out of this. Today I'm going to feature that last 2 cards I received in February.

1990 Topps #18 Carlos Quintana

Another Red Sox card on the block! I swear I'm not doing it on purpose, I just seem to get a lot of Red Sox cards in trades. (I wonder why....). Anyway, he'll end up in my doubles box if no one rescues him!

How Acquired - Received from a Chris from Nachos Grande along with a 2013 Topps Update Stephen Drew and 1971 Topps Hal McRae in exchange for the 2018 Topps Eric Hosmer.

Time Travel Trading Update #4

Why Should You Want These Cards? - The colorful 1990 Topps set is very underrated in my humble opinion. It's a nice looking set. Quintana was one of those types of players that arrived on the scene without much fanfare but was a steady producer once he hit the Majors. Unfortunately, he was never the same after a car accident wiped out his entire season in 1992.

1954 Bowman #16 Jim Wilson

This card officially made my project an unqualified success. I never would have dreamed I'd be able to get anything this old from the original pack. Since then I've acquired another 1954 Bowman plus two cards even older.

How Acquired - Received from a TCDB member in exchange for a 2018 Topps Derek Jeter Highlights black parallel insert.

Time Travel Trading Update #6

Why Should You Want This Card? - It's been said before: Jim Wilson is a badass! From the back of his card: "In 1945 Jim suffered a severe injury which looked like the end of his baseball career. He was pitching for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Briggs Stadium. Hank Greenberg was at bat and hit a line drive which struck Jim in the head. He was knocked out and carried from the field. He had a delicate brain operation and was warned by his surgeon to give up the game. He decided to try again, and he had a 12-6 record for Louisville in 1946."

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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 ***LAST CHANCE***

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 (football)
#126 Rick Kane (RC)

1977 Topps
#524 Rowland Office

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

1975 Topps
#378 Derrel Thomas
#402 Bob Tolan

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
#29 Tony Taylor
#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)
#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 ***LAST CHANCE***
#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: 26
Unique trading partners: 21

Number of cards mailed out: 57
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1956

Number of cards received: 134
Year of oldest card received: 1938


  1. I got an extra 1960 Topps card today - Willie Jones. Can I flip it for the 1962 Topps Ken Johnson?