Monday, October 18, 2021

Time Travel Trading Update #58

There are some cards that I feel confident will go quickly. One of those cards was a 1968 Topps AL RBI Leaders card featuring 3 Hall of Famers. I received that card 3 years ago and needless to say it wasn't the fast mover I thought it would be. Since the card featured Carl Yastrzemski, I was tempted many times to pull it and add it to my collection. But I kept it here, in Time Travel Trading purgatory,  and it was finally one of a half dozen cards snagged by Jeff (Wax Pack Wonders).  In return, we get another vintage Hall Of Famer and the first rub off tattoo in the trade.

Consistency, thy name is Brendan (The View From The Third Floor). Brendan made his first trade with me in January and has claimed cards on every update. He officially becomes the second member of the 10-trade club, and Brendan's generosity is in full force with this one. In exchange for a single card, he sent all this as a return package:

Anyone like minis?

The other member of the 10-Trade Club is obviously Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life), who broke new ground this time by becoming the inaugural member of the 20-Trade club! In addition to the swap, we both ended up sending along a little extra kindness (Thanks for knocking another card off my So Close page Bo!)

That Wayne Gross is an 1978 O-Pee-Chee, if you couldn't tell from the back!

I do have one more trade pending, but that will have to wait until next month's update. As always, these cards are all available in exchange for an older card! You can claim your cards below, or through the TCDB (Kep75). Let's make some trades!

The Time Travel Trade Stack:

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter - Mini Behemoths Beneath
#MGB-17 Giant Clam
2020 Sage Hit - Rookie Autographs Black (football)
#A17 Harrison Bryant (AU)
2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes

2017 Bowman
#12 Trea Turner
2015-16 Upper Deck (hockey)
#185 Alex Ovechkin
2014 Topps - 1963 Mini (football)
#213 Jimmy Garoppolo
#226 Zach Mettenberger

2014 Topps Chrome Mini (football)
#203 C.J. Mosley

2014 Topps Valor - Strength (football)
#52 Richard Sherman (SN499)  
2012 Topps - 1987 Topps Minis
#TM-38 Chase Utley

2012 Topps Update - 1987 Topps Minis
#TM-149 Giancarlo Stanton
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)
2009-10 Panini Season Update - Christmas Cards Materials
#22 Jeff Pendergraph (MEM, SN499) 
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#77 Lester Lockett 
2000 Pacific Crown Royale (football)
#40 Marvin Harrison

1998 Score
#68 Scott Rolen
1997 Fleer Goudey (football)
#91 Rashaan Salaam
#114 Jim Everett
#123 Jason Dunn 
1996 Fleer Update
#U238 Tim Salmon (ENC) 

1993 Leaf
#271 Jay Buhner

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
1992 Score - 90's Impact Players
#46 Ruben Sierra
#63 Marquis Grissom
#65 Ron Gant 
1992 Pro Line Portraits (football)
#414 Bill Cowher (CO, RC) 
1991 Stadium Club

1991 Upper Deck
#778 Dave Righetti

1990 Fleer
#271 Roger Clemens
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
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

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) 
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)
1978 O-Pee-Chee
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)
1973 Topps
#102 Rudy May
#52 Harmon Killebrew (IA)
#53 Bud Harrelson
#237 Cesar Cedeno (RC) 

1970 Brooke Bond North American Wildlife In Danger (non-sport)
#32 Polar Bear

1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#390 Willie Davis  
#457 Rico Petrocelli (AS)

1969 Topps
#66 Orioles Rookies

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz
#47 J.C. Martin 
#260 Bob Shaw
#575 Earl Wilson
1966 Topps - Rub Offs
#NNO Jimmie Hall 
1964 Topps - Coins
#7 Frank Malzone
1963 Topps

1962 Topps

1961 Fleer Baseball Greats
#56 Dolf Luque

1961 Topps
1960 Topps
#61 Eddie Kasko 
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 
#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
#238 Al Aber

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: 122 (1 pending!)
Unique trading partners: 53

Number of cards mailed out: 456
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 733
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. More and more impressive each update!

    I will claim a few guys I've interviewed: the 1966 Bob Shaw, 1984 Zisk OPC and 2000 Pacific Marvin Harrison. Also, I'll claim the '78 Wayne Gross OPC and the 1983 football '82 AFC championship game. Thanks!

    1. I mailed out your cards today! (Oh, and I got the cards from our previous trade the same day this posted!)

  2. Hey.

    The '81 Topps Bucky Dent and the '72 Topps Bud Harrelson please.

    1. Buddy harrelson and Bucky F'ing Dent are on their way!

  3. Hey Matt:
    1965 #87 Nelson Mathews
    1968 #44 Kostro
    1968 #181 Zimmerman
    1969 #139 Andy Kosco
    1972 #2 Ray Culp

  4. I'll claim the Jimmie Hall rub-off now, then look for some more tomorrow. Thanks!

    1. Can I add Cowher, Sierra, Grissom and all the minis? To anyone reading this and wants to claim a mini, though, feel free to give it to them instead. Thanks!

  5. 20 trades with Bo is very impressive! And so is that haul of new stock.

    I scrolled down quickly and saw Wayne Gr-- O-Pee-Chee. You almost had me going for the Great One lol.

    1. If you think this new haul was impressive, wait until the next one! ;)