Monday, July 19, 2021

Time Travel Trading Update #55

2021 has bee a good year so far for the Time Travel Trading Project. Since January's update, I've made 24 trades, an average of 4.8 trades a month. This past month was no different - I have 7 more trades to show off today. That's a lot of trades, and a lot of cards! Let's see what new additions have joined us:
Batting lead-off, we have our monthly Time Travel Trade from  Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life).  He snagged a few nice cards, and in return a got a trio of Canadian goodies plus a vintage All-Star!

Next up comes Ben, who became my 100th trade on the TCDB! He found some cards he liked, and sent some awesome cards in return, including a few cards from one of the greatest TV shows from the 80s! (Extra kudos for including a time travel themed card - I'm not that far from 1885 either!)

Another new trade partner, blog reader Alan, is working on the 1974 set and picked up some cards he needed. These 70's cards are what he sent back:

Batting clean-up, we have another great trade from Brendan (The View From The Third Floor). He took a couple of Hall of Fame pitchers, and sent back three times as many cards:

(Unless someone takes these basketball cards off my hands, I'm convinced Brendan will eventually send me half of the set...)
My next trade comes courtesy of Jim (Cards As I See Them). It's a rare 50's card for 50's card swap! Gotta love that cartoon, even if the quiz question is pretty easy!

Daniel (It's Like Having My Own Card Shop) recently celebrated his 12th anniversary of blogging, and mentioned how close he was to completing the 1971 Topps set. I noticed that one of the remaining cards he needed was in the trade stack, and let him know that it was available. Daniel sent a fantastic card in return:

Finally, we have the esteemed Greg (Night Owl Cards), who found a few cards to his liking.  (Greg, did you notice even more 80's O-Pee-Chee in this post? Just thought I'd mention...) Here are the cards Greg sent back:

27 new cards for your trading pleasure! As always, any card in the stack is available for an older card. Just comment below or contact me on the TCDB (Member ID: Kep75

Thanks for the trade, guys!


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
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 Score
#68 Scott Rolen

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
1991 Pacific (football)
#97 Michael Irvin
#166 Sterling Sharpe 

1990 Fleer
#271 Roger Clemens
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
1989 Topps Back to the Future Part II (non-sport)
#79 Next Stop ... 1885! 
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#9 Carlton Fisk #21 LaMarr Hoyt 

1986 Topps Major League Leaders Minis
#65 Tony Gwynn
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1984 O-Pee-Chee
#83 Richie Zisk
#312 Jorge Orta
#342 Tim Foli  
1984 Topps
#728 Tug McGraw

1983 Topps
#70 Steve Carlton
1983 Topps (football)

1983 Topps The A-Team (non-sport)
#20 Pretty as a Picture!
#49 Heavy Traffic!
#50 Crashing the Gates!
#54 Mad Man!

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) 
1979 Topps (football)
#168 Super Bowl XIII 

1978-79 Topps (basketball)
#21 Steve Hawes
#52 Aaron James 
#54 Garfield Heard  
#55 George Johnson
#62 Anthony Roberts
#105 Jim Chones 
#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)
#567 George Stone 

1975 Topps
#41 Cesar Geronimo
#445 Felix Milan 
1974 Visual Panographics US Presidents (non-sport)

1973 Topps
#102 Rudy May
#485 Norm Cash 

1972 Topps
#22 Rob Gardner
#113 Rogelio Moret 
#12 John Hiller 
#257 Dennis Higgins
#390 Willie Davis
#457 Rico Petrocelli (AS)
#266 Pitt Power (Stargell/Clendenon)
#272 Dick Lines (RC)

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

1962 Topps
#474 Frank Lary (AS) 

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats
#56 Dolf Luque

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

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

1957 Topps
#68 Ray Crone
#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
#101 Ted Wilks (VAR)

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: 108
Unique trading partners: 52

Number of cards mailed out: 411
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 661
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Please put me down for the Frank Lary!

    1. He's yours! Another Portland Beaver perchance?

  2. I'll claim Dennis Higgins, Marty McFly and Mad Man for now. Thanks!

    1. and Aaron James, for those "Year of Topps Designs" posts I'm doing. Thanks!

  3. Ha. I'm almost out of those unfortunately. I'll let you know when I send the last batch, so you can pour one out.

    I would like to claim the 1991 Pacific Michael Irvin and Sterling Sharpe and the 1974 Topps football Gene Washington (49ers) and Thom Darden. Please.

  4. Interested in that '84 OPC Tim Foli!

  5. If the Pitt Power card and Garfield Heard are still available I'll take 'em. I've got some older football cards I can send your way.