Monday, January 24, 2022

Time Travel Trading Update #61

To quote the Roman philosopher Biggus Smallus (not to be confused with Biggus Dickus): "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems". With success comes a different set of challenges, and I've come to realize that applies to the Time Travel Trading Project as well. That's right friends: Mo' cards, mo' problems!
Ok, so I'm being a little dramatic. It' not really a problem, but holy cow have you seen how long the trade stack has gotten? It's over 400 cards now! It's a good problem to have, and I'm extremely grateful for the generosity of my trade partners. Without them, this project would have lost steam years ago.

The fact remains, however, that the storage box holding my Time Travel cards is getting low on space, and I feel that the time has come to start culling some of the more tenured cards from the stack. I still have a bunch of cards that have been here since 2018 when I first started this. I'm not quite sure how exactly I'm going to do this, but I think I may go through and give the oldest cards one last pimp on the blog before retiring them. We'll see, I've got ideas, and no shortage of options.

Anyway, on to the trades!
We'll start things off with my latest trade with Greg (Night Owl Cards). He took a couple of burlap ballplayers, and sent back an assortment of goodies. I'm always happy to see Red Sox cards, especially now that I know there was a Negro League team in Memphis  with that moniker!

Brendan (The View From The 3rd Floor) is next with one of his always amazing bribes trades! Yep, that's another autographed card that Brendan has included!

Jeff (Wax Pack Wonders) clocks in again with an assortment of vintage, headlined by a Hall of Fame manager!
New to the ever growing list of trade partners is TCDB member Chris. Who knew the Red Sox were so colorful in 1960!

Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) took advantage of an influx of football cards to pad his collection. It's always fun when I have to take multiple pictures of a single trade! Starting out with some eye-catching 1972's...
Along with an assortment of other baseball cards, including a gas station card I've never seen before (the Tommy John).

The most noteworthy card however is this cool serial-numbered acetate card!

Five trades not enough for you? Good! Because Jim (Cards As I See Them) snagged a trio of 1985 O-Pee-Chee and sent back some nice 70's cards!

Thanks again Greg, Brendan, Jeff, Chris, Bo, and Jim!
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 Sage Hit - Rookie Autographs Black (football)
#A17 Harrison Bryant (AU)
2019 Topps
#313 Robinson Cano

2019 Topps Opening Day

#93 J.D. Martinez
#197 Felipe Vazquez  
2018 Donruss - Snow Days Red (football)
#SD-20 Chuck Foreman
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
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter
#50 Clay Buchholz
#136 Jacoby Ellsbury 
2011 Topps (football)
#85 Troy Polamalu (AP)
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)
#180 Reggie Wayne
2009-10 Panini Season Update - Christmas Cards Materials (basketball)
#22 Jeff Pendergraph (MEM, SN499) 
2009 Bowman - Chrome WBC Prospects
#BCW18 Tao Bu   
2008 SPx - Rookie Signatures Gold
#141 Bill White (AU)
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 
2001-02 Upper Deck Ice (hockey)
#127 Pasi Nurminen (RC, SN1000) 
1998 Score
#68 Scott Rolen
1996 Fleer Update
#U238 Tim Salmon (ENC) 
1995 Topps
#215 Mike Greenwell 
1994 Stadium Club
#448 Erik Pappas 

1993 Leaf
#271 Jay Buhner
1993 Ted Williams
#101 Marlin Carter (NLB) 

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

1990 Fleer
#125 Jim Abbott
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
#620 Jose Canseco (ASR) 
1986 Topps
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#9 Carlton Fisk
1986 Topps Major League Leaders Minis
#65 Tony Gwynn
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1983 Topps (football)

1982 Donruss
#239 Dwayne Murphy
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
1982 Topps (football) 
1981 Topps (football)
#18 Frank Lewis 
1980 Topps (football)
#132 Eagles Team Leaders (CL, TL)
#493 1979 NFC Championship (CCG)
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)

1978 Topps
#70 Rich Gossage
1977-78 Topps - White Backs (basketball)
#78 Richard Washington (RC)
1977 Topps
#648 Jim Spencer 
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 SSPC
#7 Elias Sosa 

1976 Topps
1974 Topps - Team Checklists (2 Stars)
#NNO Los Angeles Dodgers
#NNO Pittsburg Pirates 

1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn
#485T Felipe Alou 
#496T Tom Murphy
1973 Topps
#4 John Milner
#102 Rudy May  
1972 Topps  
#12 Jose Cardinal
#24 Ted Ford
#31 Cleon Jones
#40 Bob Barton (IA)
#44 Rick Wise (IA)
#48 John Ellis (IA)  
#54 Bud Harrelson (IA)
#55 Clyde Wright  
#56 Rich Chiles (RC)
#57 Bob Oliver
#64 Pete Broberg (RC) 
#94 1971 AL Pitching Leaders
#96 1971 AL Strikeout Leaders
#276 Gene Mauch (MGR)
#289 Syd O'Brien 
#491 Jim Hardin 

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

1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#255 Jim Spencer (RC) 
 #287 Fred Talbot   #390 Willie Davis  
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#6Spades Tommy John 

1969 Topps
#66 Orioles Rookies
#317 Bruce Look (RC) 
#484 Joe Gordon (MGR)
1968 Topps
#119 Wade Blasingame
#214 Tom Kelley 

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz
#76 Red Schoendienst (MGR)
#104 Alex Johnson
#154 Chuck Hiller

1962 Topps

1961 Topps
1960 Topps
#203 Sammy White
#317 Pumpsie Green (ASR, RC, UER)
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 
1956 Topps (football)
#42 Tom Fears
#51 Ted Marchibroda
1956 Topps Flags of the World (non-sport)
#70 Jordan
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: 139 (1 pending!)
Unique trading partners: 55

Number of cards mailed out: 540
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 855
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Okey.

    1972 Cleon Jones
    1987 Jose Canseco
    2001 Pasi Nurminen (hockey)


  2. Alright!

    2018 Donruss Chuck Foreman
    2012 Ginter Jacoby Ellsbury
    2010 Chrome Hanley Ramirez
    1998 Score Scott Rolen
    1991 Stadium Club Dennis Eckersley
    1972 Topps Pete Broberg

  3. Always happy to help.

    I'll take that 1970 Jim Spencer off your hands.

  4. I'll take the two cards from '60 Topps if nobody want them. My return cards won't be in the best shape though.

    I'll also claim Polamalu and the '79 NFC Championship.


  5. Thanks guys! All cards were mailed out today!