Monday, November 22, 2021

Time Travel Trading Update #59

It's Thanksgiving week, and I for one am thankful that I have so many great cards to show off and trade in this month's edition of Time Travel Trading! So unbuckle those belts and get comfy, because there's a lot to digest here!

When I concluded last month's update, I mentioned I had one more trade pending. Wouldn't you know it, those cards came the same day I posted. The trade comes courtesy of Greg (Night Owl Cards). Greg sent these two cards in exchange for a football card:

Next comes some vintage cards from Jeff (Wax Pack Wonders), including the iconic Lowell Palmer and his sunglasses. (I'm also thankful for the bonus cards Jeff sent to me, which I promise I'll show off in a later post.)

The big trade of the month comes from a TCDB member named Ken. 13 cards get added to the stack, all from the 1950's!
Including some great vintage football!

Bo (Baseball Cards Come to Life!)  was more than happy to snag all those minis I acquired last time, and sent a fantastic selection of baseball cards. 

I had an opportunity to make a trade on the TCDB, but the other trader wanted a few cards that were in the Time Travel stack. So I made a trade with myself, adding those two cards to my personal collection and putting these two in the trade stack:

We come full circle with our last trade, which comes from Greg (Night Owl Cards) again! This time he nabbed a few players he has had the opportunity to interview and sent back some beauties, including a vintage Koufax and a Hostess. (As a upstate NY native, I appreciate those Bills cards as well - Let's go Buffalo!)

I'm still awaiting returns on a couple more trades, so hopefully we'll have a great big Christmastime edition of Time Travel Trading for next month. 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:

2021 Topps Heritage
#205 Nathan Eovaldi
2020 Sage Hit - Rookie Autographs Black (football)
#A17 Harrison Bryant (AU)
2019 Topps Archives
#15 Carlton Fisk 
2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes

2017 Bowman
#12 Trea Turner
2015-16 Upper Deck (hockey)
#185 Alex Ovechkin
2014 Topps Valor - Strength (football)
#52 Richard Sherman (SN499)   
2013 Panini USA Champions
#56 Randal Grichuck
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 Bowman Platinum - Prospects
#PP38 Brian Johnson 
2010 Topps (football)
#341 Peyton Manning (AP)
2009-10 Panini Season Update - Christmas Cards Materials
#22 Jeff Pendergraph (MEM, SN499) 
2009 Bowman - Chrome WBC Prospects
#BCW18 Tao Bu  
2004 Topps
#203 Bo Hart (ASR)

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
#52 Clete Boyer

2002 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#64 Frank Howard

2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes
#76 Don Larsen
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#77 Lester Lockett 
2000 Just
#29 Brian Daubach 
1998 Score
#68 Scott Rolen
1996 Fleer Update
#U238 Tim Salmon (ENC) 
1994 Stadium Club
#448 Erik Pappas 

1993 Leaf
#271 Jay Buhner

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
1992 Score - 90's Impact Players
#65 Ron Gant 
1991 Stadium Club

1991 Upper Deck
#778 Dave Righetti
1991 Pacific (football)
#32 Steve Tasker 

1990 Fleer
#271 Roger Clemens
1990 Upper Deck
#626 Frank Viola

1990 Pro Set - Theme Art (football)
#10 Super Bowl X Pittsburgh Steelers / Dallas Cowboys
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
1987 Topps - All-Star Game Glossy
#10 Dwight Gooden 
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#9 Carlton Fisk #21 LaMarr Hoyt 

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

1984 Fleer
1983 Topps (football)

1982 Donruss
#239 Dwayne Murphy
1982 Fleer
#33 Bucky Dent 
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
#237 Rusty Kuntz 
1982 Topps (football) 
1981 Topps (football)
#18 Frank Lewis 
#271 Dick Drago 
#325 Dan Driessen  
#406 Paul Molitor
#558 Jay Johnstone 
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)
1978 Topps (football)
#339 Joe Ferguson 
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 Hostess
#75 Boog Powell (SP) 

1976 Topps
#70 Roy Smalley/Roy Smalley Jr. (FS)
1973 Topps
#102 Rudy May
#485 Norm Cash 

1972 Topps  
#237 Cesar Cedeno (RC) 

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

1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#252 Lowell Palmer (RC)
#287 Fred Talbot 
#390 Willie Davis  
#457 Rico Petrocelli (AS)

1969 Topps
#66 Orioles Rookies
1968 Topps
#15 Ron Hunt
#399 Al Worthington 

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz
#149 Wayne Schurr 
#178 Dalton Jones
#307 Barry Latman

1964 Topps 
#5 NL Strikeout Leaders (LL)
#421 Camilo Carreon 
1963 Topps

1962 Topps

1961 Topps
1960 Topps
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 

1959 Topps
#424 Ken Aspromonte

1958 Topps
#6 George Zuverink
#23 Bill Tuttle (VAR)
#36 Ted Kazanski
#447 Ray Monzant
#473 Bill Renna (UER)
#474 Roman Semproch (RC)   

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

1957 Topps
#68 Ray Crone 
1956 Topps (football)
#42 Tom Fears
#51 Ted Marchibroda
1956 Topps Flags of the World (non-sport)
#70 Jordan
1955 Bowman
#195 Erv Palica (VAR)
#207 Spec Shea

1955 Topps
#45 Hank Sauer
1955 Bowman (football)
#9 Don Stonesifer
#29 Bucko Kilroy

1955 Topps All-American (football)
#46 Arnie Lassman
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: 128 (2 pending!)
Unique trading partners: 54

Number of cards mailed out: 492
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 773
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Haha, I just posted that Lassman card on my blog this week. For now just claiming Boog Powell, will come back for more later. Thanks as always!

    1. I noticed that! I almost commented about it too..

    2. Can I add Tasker, Fisk & Eovaldi? Thanks!

    3. Mailed you some cards today

  2. Depending on the condition of the '68 Frank Howard and Ricardo Joseph, I'll take those. Otherwise, I'll just enjoy browsing. (Enjoy those 78-79 basketball cards). Thanks again!

  3. Replies
    1. No, nothing yet. I have another trade partner who sent out cards a month ago that I also haven't gotten yet, so I'm wondering if I'm having post office issues. I'm sure yours will turn up.

  4. Hey Matt, I'll take:
    1955 Bowman #195 Erv Palica (VAR)
    1955 Bowman #207 Spec Shea
    1972 Topps #22 Rob Gardner
    1974 Topps #141 Pat Bourque
    2000 Just #29 Brian Daubach

    Please and thank you.

    1. Awesome! I'll get those out to you after the holiday!

  5. Okay.

    1979 Bob Watson and 1973 Norm Cash please.