Monday, February 21, 2022

Time Travel Trading Update #62

I was hoping to squeeze in a pack of this year's new base set, but my local Wally World didn't have any in stock when I checked, so that will unfortunately have to wait until next month's update.

Last time, I mentioned how I wanted to start whittling down some of the cards in the stack to keep it from getting too out of hand. My targets are the cards that have been sitting in the stack for the longest. I started this project in 2018, and there are still a lot of cards I received that year that have been sitting around unclaimed. Going through my records, I found the most tenured card was a 1986 Topps Fernando Valenzuela Turn Back The Clock. I hopped onto the TCDB, and was able to find someone with this card on his want list! I managed to propose a trade with Cody, and sent a handful of cards from the stack in exchange for these:

Now, since I'm trying to keep the amount of cards manageable, I sent him more cards than I received. However, I feel I got some bigger names added - a quality over quantity trade as it were.
Our next trade comes from Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) Bo picked up a few cards, including some colorfully-named former Red Sox and returned fire with a nice quartet:

Jeff (Wax Pack Wonders) has been making monthly trades and shooting up the leaderboard among my most frequent trade partners. This time he's offered up a nice mix of baseball and football cards:

Brendan (The View From The Third Floor) always sends great cards, and this time was no exception! Every so often, I notice certain players show up in the return packages multiple times. The great Joe Montana makes his second appearance in this update:

Long time blog reader Derek contacted me on the TCDB and made his first of hopefully many Time Travel Trades. I sent a bunch of cards to Canada, and if you're going to trade with a Canadian, the two things you hope to see are hockey and O-Pee-Chee! Derek doesn't disappoint and sent such a fantastic variety of cards:

Just for clarity sake, the Humpty Dumpty Troy Murray and Frito-Lay Cam Neely are still in their cellophane wrappers.

Other than one last return I'm waiting on, that's all for now! I'll have a bonus post later this week to help clear out some more of theses long-forgotten cards. I'm hoping my highlighting them one last time I can generate some interest! Stayed tuned!
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:

2019 Topps
#313 Robinson Cano

2019 Topps Opening Day

#93 J.D. Martinez
#197 Felipe Vazquez  
2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes

2017 Bowman
#12 Trea Turner
2015-16 Upper Deck (hockey)
#185 Alex Ovechkin
2013 Panini USA Champions
#56 Randal Grichuck
2010 Bowman - Prospects Black
#BP51 Chase D'Arnaud
#BP56 Rolando Gomez

2010 Bowman Chrome
#13 Brian Roberts

2010 Bowman Chrome - Prospects
#BCP178 Nathan Adcock
#BCP186 Jhan Marinez
2010 Bowman Platinum - Prospects
#PP38 Brian Johnson  
2010 Topps - Draft 75th Anniversary (football)
#75DA-1 Joe Montana

2010 Topps - Gold (football)
#157 Earl Thomas (RC, SN2010)
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
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#77 Lester Lockett 
2000-01 Be A Player Signature Series - Autographs (hockey)
#88 Lyle Odelein (AU)
1998 Team Best
#15 Troy Glaus  
1997-98 Zebra Pen New Jersey Devils (hockey)
#NNO Lyle Odelein
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 Playoff - Playoff Club
#PC-1 Joe Montana

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
1992-93 Humpty Dumpty I (hockey)
#NNO Troy Murray
1992 Nabisco
#33 Steve Rogers 
1992 Score - 90's Impact Players
#65 Ron Gant
1992 Triple Play - Gallery Of Stars
#GS-1 Bobby Bonilla  
1991-92 Upper Deck McDonald's All-Stars - Holograms (hockey)
#McH-02 Chris Chelios
1991 Stadium Club
1991 Topps Desert Storm (non-sport)
#147 Working Together 
1990 Donruss
#437 Dan Quisenberry (UER, VAR: Pack border, no dot after INC)

1990 Fleer
#125 Jim Abbott
1990 Score
#3 Dwight Evans
1990 Upper Deck
#626 Frank Viola

1990 Pro Set - Theme Art (football)
#10 Super Bowl X Pittsburgh Steelers / Dallas Cowboys
1989 San Diego Padres
#19 Garry Templeton
1989 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
1989 Sportflics
#157 Harold Baines  
1988-89 Frito-Lay Stickers (hockey)
#NNO Cam Neely

1988-89 ProCards Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL (hockey)
#NNO Mario Roberge
1986 Sportflics
#30 Jose Cruz 
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
1985 Topps
#7 Nolan Ryan (RB)
1985 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#18 Chet Lemon
#22 Hank Greenberg (CAPT) 

1985 Topps (football)
#281 Raiders Team Leaders (TL)
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1984 Fleer - Team Stickers
#NNO Minnesota Twins Cap  
1983 Stuart Bakery Montreal Expos
#18 Warren Cromartie
1983 Topps (football)

1982 Donruss
#239 Dwayne Murphy
1982 O-Pee-Chee E.T. The Extraterrestrial (non-sport)
#15 Among Elliott's Toys

1982 Topps
1982 Topps Kmart 20th Anniversary
#43 Hank Aaron (HL) 
1982 Topps (football) 

1981 Donruss  
#215 Jerry Remy
1981 Topps (football)
#18 Frank Lewis 
1980 Topps (football)
#132 Eagles Team Leaders (CL, TL)
1979-80 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
#3 1978-79 Scoring Leaders (Bryan Trottier/Marcel Dionne/Guy Lafleur) (LL, UER)
#93 Glen Sharpley
#145 Carol Vadnais
#238 Terry O'Reilly
#670 Jim Hunter
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)
1978-79 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
#13 Doug Jarvis
#42 Gary McAdam
#193 Boston Bruins (CL, TC)
#205 St. Louis Blues (CL, TC) 

1978 Topps  
1978 Topps (football)
#521 Eagles Team Leaders (CL, TL) 
1977-78 Topps - White Backs (basketball)
#78 Richard Washington (RC)
1977 Topps
#362 Tommy Davis 
#535 Cesar Geronimo
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
1976 Topps - Traded
#380T Bobby Bonds

1975 Topps
#41 Cesar Geronimo
1974 Topps - Team Checklists (2 Stars)
#NNO Los Angeles Dodgers
#NNO Pittsburg Pirates 

1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn
1973 Topps
#4 John Milner
#102 Rudy May  
1972 Topps  
#33 Billy Martin (MGR)
#491 Jim Hardin 

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

1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#125 Deron Johnson
#206 Clete Boyer
#287 Fred Talbot   #390 Willie Davis  
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#6Spades Tommy John 

1969 Topps
#66 Orioles Rookies
1968 Topps

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz

1962 Topps

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

1959 Topps
#245 Ned Garver (VAR; grey/darker back)
#251 Cletis Boyer (VAR: grey/darker back)
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: 144 (1 pending)
Unique trading partners: 57

Number of cards mailed out: 576
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 897
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Can I claim Harold Baines, Steve Rogers, Warren Cromartie and Garry Templeton? Thanks!

    1. And coming back to add claims for Glaus, Earl Thomas, the Eagles team card and the two Joe Montanas.

      That Pete Rose card will be in your return package.



  2. Okay. I want to reserve that Lyle Odelein auto card. I'm going to see if there are others I want when I have more time. So don't send yet please.

    1. Okay. The 1980 Paul Molitor and the 1979 Jim Hunter please.

  3. If the '74 Ken Sanders is in at least VG-EX shape, I'll take that. And the 2002 Fleer Greats of Game Frank Howard. Thanks! (My one-card envelope from last time will go out tomorrow).

  4. How's about these:

    1984  Fleer - Team Stickers
    #NNO Minnesota Twins Cap  

    1981 Donruss  
    #420 Tommy Lasorda (MGR)

    1979-80 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
    93 Glen Sharpley

    1977 Topps
    362 Tommy Davis

    1976 Topps
    #70 Roy Smalley/Roy Smalley Jr. (FS)

    1973 Topps
    #563 Larry Haney

    1972 Topps
    #33 Billy Martin (MGR)


  5. Glad you found someone who could use that Valenzuela card. This list is incredible! I'm going to try and cook up another trade for you :)

  6. All cards have been mailed out!