Monday, June 14, 2021

Time Travel Trading Update #54

With this month's batch of trades, I hit a couple of pretty awesome milestones. As of today, I have traded away exactly 400 cards as part of the Time Travel Trading Project. What I find even more noteworthy is that I have also surpassed 100 trades! My thanks to all of you who have traded with me over the years. I never thought this idea would grow to what it has become today. 

I've got four trades to show off this month, so let's see what's new!
Our first trade comes from  Jim (Cards As I See Them) who sent a trio of Hall of Famers plus a sweet 50's vintage card:
Technically, these next three batches of card all arrived on the same day, so they all have a claim for the title of the 100th trade. For my records, I went in order as they appeared in my mail pile. Kicking things off as the 99th trade is some great vintage (and a not so vintage Red Sox) from Greg (Night Owl Cards):

That gives the 100th trade title to Brendan (The View From The Third Floor) which seems appropriate since this batch of cards includes another autograph!

I have no idea if Harrison Bryant is any good or how desirable this auto may be, but we'll find out!

The last trade I have for you today comes from none other than Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) In addition to the gift he gave me, Bo added some Canadian flavor to the stack with some 1985 O-Pee-Chee (oh and a few 1958 cards to boot!)

Thanks for the trades, guys!

21 new cards for your personal collection if you want them! Trading is simple - just agree to send a card older than what I send you!

The Time Travel Trade Stack:

2020 Sage Hit - Rookie Autographs Black (football)
#A17 Harrison Bryant (AU)

2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes

2017 Bowman
#12 Trea Turner
2017 Topps Americal League Standouts
#AL-14 Jackie Bradley Jr.
2010 Bowman - Prospects Black
#BP51 Chase D'Arnaud
#BP56 Rolando Gomez

2010 Bowman Chrome
#13 Brian Roberts
#122 Hanley Ramirez

2010 Bowman Chrome - Prospects
#BCP178 Nathan Adcock
#BCP186 Jhan Marinez
2009-10 Panini Season Update - Christmas Cards Materials
#22 Jeff Pendergraph (MEM, SN499)
1998 Topps Chrome - Measures of Greatness (football)
#MG2 Marcus Allen
1995 Action Packed (football)
#13 Steve Young 

1994 Sportflics
#113 Pete Harnisch

1993 Leaf
#271 Jay Buhner

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
1991 Stadium Club

1991 Upper Deck
#778 Dave Righetti

1990 Fleer
#271 Roger Clemens
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
1986 Donruss
#580 Phil Niekro 

1986 Topps
#5 Rose Special '75-'78
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#9 Carlton Fisk #21 LaMarr Hoyt 

1986 Topps Major League Leaders Minis
#65 Tony Gwynn
1985 O-Pee-Chee
#7 Cliff Johnson
#13 Tim Lollar
#105 Ron Kittle
#176 Buddy Bell
#366 Ron Cey 

1985 Topps
#694 Joe Carter
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer

1983 Topps
#70 Steve Carlton
1983 Topps (football)

1982 Donruss
#NNO Checklist 545-653

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

1982 Topps
#125 Danny Ainge
1982 Topps (football) 
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)

1978 Topps
#148 Andre Thorton
#373 Jim Willoughby
#385 Tito Fuentes
#424 Boston Red Sox (TC)
#482 Rick Miller
#706 Rookie 1st Baseman (Cage/Cox/Putnam/Revering)
1977 Topps
1976 Funky Sales Corp Funky Facts Baseball
#2 In A Trance
#3 Fans Vs Players
#5 Baseballeese

1976 Topps
#70 Roy Smalley/Roy Smalley Jr. (FS)
1974 Visual Panographics US Presidents (non-sport)

1973 Topps
#102 Rudy May
#322 Garry Maddox (RC)

1972 Topps
#22 Rob Gardner
#457 Rico Petrocelli (AS)
#118 Bernie Allen 
#281 Bob Rodgers 
#366 Andy Kosco

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz
1964 Topps - Coins
#7 Frank Malzone
1963 Topps
#32 Tony Gonzalez

1962 Topps

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats
#56 Dolf Luque

1961 Topps
#21 Zoilo Versalles (RC, RS, UER)
#274 Rocky Bridges 
#380 Charley Maxwell  

1958 Topps Zorro (non-sport)
#83 Rude Awakening

1957 Topps
#68 Ray Crone
#274 Frank Baumholtz 
#284 Ike Delock

1956 Topps Flags of the World (non-sport)
#70 Jordan

1955 Topps
#45 Hank Sauer
1954 Topps
#124 Marion Fricano  

1954 Bowman
#73 Don Mueller

1954 Bowman Power For Peace (non-sport)
#91 USS Coral Sea (CVB43)

1953 Topps

1947-66 Exhibits W461 
#NNO Ferris Fain 
1938 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America Tenth Series (J9-6) (non-sport)
#2 Black-throated Green Warbler

1937-38  Diamond Matchbooks Tan 6 (hockey)
#NNO Glenn Brydson

1922 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America Third Series (J7) (non-sport)
#7 Prothonotary Warbler

1915 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America First Series(J5) (non-sport)
#1 Quail
1890 N245 Sweet Caporal Actors & Actresses (non-sport)
#NNO Frankie Raymond

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: 101
Unique trading partners: 49

Number of cards mailed out: 400
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 634
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Can I claim the '63 Tony Gonzalez? Thanks!

    1. Also Jackie Bradley, Steve Young and Marcus Allen? Thanks!

  2. Woooo, milestones!

    I'll put in for the '85 OPC Johnson and Lollar, the '83 Donruss Dawson and the '69 Cannizzaro!

  3. Hey.

    '83 Donruss Gossage and Sutton please.

  4. glad to see the '83 donruss cards are already on their way out! i will request that 1956 baumholtz for my tatooine collection.

  5. Congrats on hitting a hundred trades! That '54 Philadelphia A's card is a fantastic addition to the stack.

  6. How about from the 1974 Topps Baseball: 473 World Series Game 2, 570 Ralph Garr, 601 Rookie Outfielders? Thanks!

  7. Cool. Since we've never traded before, please email me at mattkeppel -at- yahoo -dot- com

  8. If the 1971 World Series Game 2 card is still available I would love to trade for it.