Monday, August 23, 2021

Time Travel Trading Update #56

Another month bring 6 more trades, with a variety of cards sure to catch your eye! Enough with the teaser, let's see what we got!
Our first trade comes from Chris (The Collector/The 1993). Chris picked up a couple of cards, including an awesome 1967 Willie Stargell. In return, a trio of 60's cards!

Next up is blog reader Alan, who made made his first trade in June and came back again last month for his second trade. I sent some Phillies alumni his way, and he came back with a trio of Red Sox cards, a Tiger, and the first Seattle Pilot to make his way onto the trade stack!
Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life) makes his monthly trade yet again. The oversized Exhibits are among the cards now in his possession. In return, he gave me the bird - not once, but twice (Or four times if you include that Blue Jay and Eagle!)

It's been less than a year since Brendan (The View From The Third Floor)  made his first Time Travel Trade, but he's become the second most prolific trader here, only behind Bo. Brendan's 8th trade saw a quartet of football cards go to him. What he sent in return was beyond generous. We now have our first die-cut, as well as 2 more serial numbered cards!


Stepping up to the plate is Jon (A Penny Sleeve For Your Thoughts/The All-Time Portland Beavers Project), who took 60's All-Star Frank Lary and graciously sent me three more cards from the 1958 Topps set. I now have 11 cards from this set in the trade stack, amazing when you consider I started out with just a 12-card pack of 2018 Topps!

Last but not least, we have a trade from Greg (Night Owl Cards). In return for a 1984 O-Pee-Chee card, he sent me two examples of the greatest manager card design Topps ever did! 

Once again, I'm overwhelmed by the returns from my trade partners. You guys are awesome! Thanks again.

See something you like? Trading for it couldn't be simpler! All I seek for in return is an older card than the one I send you. Offers can be made here or on the TCDB (Memeber ID: Kep75)


The Time Travel Trade Stack:

2020 Sage Hit - Rookie Autographs Black (football)
#A17 Harrison Bryant (AU)
2018 Panini Classics - Red Back (football)
#197 John Hannah (SN299) 

2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes

2017 Bowman
#12 Trea Turner
2017 Donruss Certified Cuts - Highlight Reels Silver (football)
#23 Carson Wentz (SN99) 
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
2010 Topps (football)
#341 Peyton Manning (AP)

2010 Topps - Insert (football)
#RH44-DB Drew Brees (RH) 
2009-10 Panini Season Update - Christmas Cards Materials
#22 Jeff Pendergraph (MEM, SN499) 
2000 Pacific Crown Royale (football)
#40 Marvin Harrison

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

1990 Fleer
#271 Roger Clemens
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
#363 Christian Okoye (RC)

1987 Topps
#313 Roberto Clemente (TBTC)
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 Topps
#728 Tug McGraw

1983 Topps
#70 Steve Carlton
1983 Topps (football)

1982 Donruss
#NNO Checklist 545-653
1982 O-Pee-Chee
#254 Jorge Bell (RC)
#275 Bob Watson 

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
#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
#601 Gene Mauch (MGR)
1977 Topps
1977 Topps (football)
#350 Bill Bergey (AP) 
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
#485 Norm Cash 

1972 Topps
#2 Ray Culp
#12 John Hiller
#12 John Hiller
#31 Marty Pattin 
#38 Mack Jones
#39 Mike Nagy (ASR, RC) 
#47 Bob Miller
#59 Dick Ellsworth 
#324 Tony Taylor 
#390 Willie Davis  
#457 Rico Petrocelli (AS)

1969 Topps
#66 Orioles Rookies
#227 Paul Lindblad 

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

1962 Topps

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats
#56 Dolf Luque

1961 Topps
#21 Zoilo Versalles (RC, RS, UER)
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 

1959 Topps
#424 Ken Aspromonte

1958 Topps
#124 Bobby Usher 
#208 Cal McLish 
#336 Bert Hamric 
#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

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
1935 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America Eighth Series (J9-4) (non-sport)
#10 California Jay

1933 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America Fifth Series (J9-1) (non-sport)
#5 Indigo Bunting 

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: 114
Unique trading partners: 52

Number of cards mailed out: 430
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 689
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Quite the inventory you've built up!

    Still finding some stuff I want. I somehow missed the '84 OPC Jorge Orta. I'll also take the '69 Joe Gordon.

  2. Okay.

    The '79 Carlton, '81 Alfredo Griffin, and '84 McGraw please.

    This will close out the 78=79 basketball, so celebrate safely. :)

  3. Claiming three football cards only this time - Conrad, Brees and Hannah. Thank you!

  4. Count me in for a trade for these 6:
    2017 Donruss Certified Cuts - Highlight Reels Silver (football)
    #23 Carson Wentz (SN99)
    1972 Topps Maury Wills In Action
    1972 Topps Joe Pepitone
    1971 Topps #69 AL 1970 Pitching Leaders (Cuellar/McNally/Perry)
    1970 Topps #90 Tim McCarver
    1970 Topps Tony Taylor