Monday, March 21, 2022

Time Travel Trading Update #63


A couple points of order before I show off the some cards. Neither the Clyde Vollmer nor the Jordan card generated any claims. Vollmer gets retired and added to my collection. As for Jordan, the response was pretty much unanimous that I should waive the "older card" requirement and trade it for something that might be more appealing. I'm going to be honest with you - I did not like the suggestion. It defeated the whole purpose of this project. Without the older card stipulation, this is just normal card trading, plus I got nervous at the thought of trying to pull off a fair vintage trade. However, since I sought your counsel I decided to try my best to trade the Jordan card. On the TCDB, there were 3 members who had this card on their want list. I started out with a trade proposal to a member who just joined in January and hasn't made a trade on the TCDB yet, but actually had a few baseball cards that were older than 1956 on his For Trade/Sale list. I sent an open offer trade, explaining my project and leaving it up to them what to send in return. No response, and after 10 days I withdrew the proposal. Then I proposed a trade to that member who had another Flags Of The World card. They responded the next day, telling me that they were interested, but not only did someone else express interest in their card recently, but they didn't know where any of their Flag cards were at the moment. I told him I'd rather have him have it than let it sit in my box, and told him to make a counter-proposal. He never responded after that. The third collector seems to only log in every couple of weeks, which is why he was the last one to be offered a trade. He hasn't logged in since I offered the trade, but I'll keep the offer up for a little while longer. If I don't hear from him this week, the Jordan gets retired with the Vollmer and added to my collection. I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it.

The second point of order - I found 2022 Topps! The day after the lockout was announced, my local Wal-Mart had numerous boxes of the product. No individual packs however, so I took one from the retail box I bought and have made it available in the trade stack (sorry, no Wander Franco!)

On to the trades! I'm excited to say that I mailed out PWEs for 8 Time Travel Trades since our last update - that's a new high for me!
Our first card is from Greg (Night Owl Cards). This was one pending return I was awaiting from last time, and not one of the 8 new trades (although Greg has one of those too!) He claimed a 1970 Topps Angels player, and sent another Angels player from the year before:

Next we have Jeff (Wax Pack Wonders), who took a nice selection of 70's and 80's cards and returned fire with his normally great selection of cards!

At this point I would like to state that I using my position as the manager of this project to claim one of these cards before any of you get a chance to. That 1978 Topps Keith Hernandez was one of 15 cards I needed to complete the set, so I'm snagging it and putting this card in its place:

Long time blog reader Ken returns to the Time Travel Trading action. He claimed a dozen cards, including all those O-Pee-Chee hockey from last time, and sent back 2 dozen football cards in return!
Anyone collecting 1977 Topps football?
I'm excited about this next one! A TCDB member named James offered up a cool card in exchange for one I had here. Unfortunately, he wanted one of the OPC hockey cards Ken had claimed. Still, I was eager to add this card, and there were a few other Time Travel cards on his want list, so made a counter-proposal and luckily he accepted. The Time Travel Trading project can now add a vintage Japanese baseball card to its ranks!

Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) must have had the Dodgers on the brain for some reason, because his monthly contribution is a bunch of Dodgers, plus a particular Kellogg's card I thought might generate some interest here.

Chris (The Collector) makes Time Travel Trading history by sending me cards from 5 different sports! The big 4 sports are frequently seen here, but Australian football? That's new to me!

Next up we have Hal, who made a TCDB trade with me to add some more 70's baseball to the stack. Strangely enough, that's the 3rd 1970 Carlos May currently in the trade stack. I never thought I'd get to a point where I'd have triples of a card here!

Our last trade of the day comes from Brendan (The View from The Third Floor). He picked up a few cards, including an autograph, and sent back a relic card plus a few others:

This month adds over 70 new cards to the project, and I have 2 trades still in progress!
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:

2022 Topps
#12 Gavin Sheets (RC)
#36 Jorge Alfaro
#39 Andrew Miller
#93 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
#161 Jon Gray
#230 Jonah Heim
#242 Anthony Rizzo
#244 Shane McClanahan (FS)
#256 James McCann
#258 Andre Jackson (RC)
#275 Ketel Marte
#306 Andrelton Simmons 

2022 Topps - Home Run Challenge
#HRC-14 Mookie Betts

2022 Topps - Stars Of MLB
#SMLB-26 Gerrit Cole
2019 Topps
#313 Robinson Cano

2019 Topps Opening Day

#93 J.D. Martinez
#197 Felipe Vazquez   
2018 Donruss - Dominators (football)
#D-21 Julio Jones
2017-1018 Pocket Schedule
Carolina Hurricanes
2016 Donruss - Rookie Threads (football)
#37 Sterling Shepard (MEM) 
2014 Panini Absolute - Retail
#14 Steven Jackson 
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  
2009 Bowman - Chrome WBC Prospects
#BCW18 Tao Bu    
2009 Bowman Draft Picks (football)
#78 Randy Moss

2009 Donruss Rookies & Stars (football)
#32 Calvin Johnson 

2009 Team Zone AFL Team (Austrlian football)
#50 Dale Morris
#148 Jason Akermanis
2008 SPx - Rookie Signatures Gold
#141 Bill White (AU)
2008 Upper Deck First Edition - StarQuest (football)
#SQ4 Ben Roethlisberger 
2007 Press Pass SE - Gold (football)
#R35 JaMarcus Russell
2004 Topps
#203 Bo Hart (ASR)
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game
#77 Lester Lockett 
1996 Fleer Update
#U238 Tim Salmon (ENC) 
1995 Topps
#215 Mike Greenwell 
1994 Stadium Club
#448 Erik Pappas 

1993 Leaf
#271 Jay Buhner

1993 Classic Draft Picks (basketball)
#33 Will Flemons
#67 Bennie Seltzer
1992-93 Humpty Dumpty I (hockey)
#NNO Troy Murray
1992-93 Ultra (hockey)
#164 Jaromir Jagr 
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  
1990-91 Hoops (basketball)
#18 Earvin Johnson (AS, SP)

1990 Fleer
#125 Jim Abbott
1990 Leaf
#16 Hubie Brooks 
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 Score
#495 Larry Parrish
1988-89 Frito-Lay Stickers (hockey)
#NNO Cam Neely
1987 Fleer Game Winners
#37 Cal Ripken Jr.

1987 Topps
#313 Roberto Clemente (TBTC)
1986 Sportflics
#30 Jose Cruz 
1986 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
1985 O-Pee-Chee
1985 Topps
#7 Nolan Ryan (RB)
1985 Topps - Glossy All-Stars
#18 Chet Lemon
#22 Hank Greenberg (CAPT) 
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1983 Fleer
#45 Ted Simmons 

1983 Topps Drake's Big Hitters
#14 Dave Kingman
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  
#530 Steve Garvey (AS)
#569 Al Williams
#632 Alan Bannister
1981 Topps Coca-Cola Boston Red Sox
#4 Bob Stanley 
1981 Topps (football)
#18 Frank Lewis 
#290 Steve Garvey (AS) 
#325 Dan Driessen 
#510 Ron Cey
#255 Tommy John 
#465 Reggie Smith
#465 Reggie Smith 

1978-79 Topps (basketball)
#12 E.C. Coleman
#18 Steve Mix
#118 Kevin Porter 
#129 Ray Williams (RC)

1978 Topps  
#22 Charlie Hough
#412 1977 NL Championships (NLCS) 
#424 Boston Red Sox (TC)
#482 Rick Miller
#562 Glenn Burke (RC) 
1978 Topps (football)
#41 John Ebersole
1977-78 Topps - White Backs (basketball)
#78 Richard Washington (RC)
1977 Topps
1977 Topps (football)
#310 Monte Jackson (AP, RC)
#317 Paul Seymour
#350 Bill Bergey (AP)
#367 Golden Richards
#397 Vince Papale (RC)
#406 Bill Simpson (RC)
#408 J.K. McKay (RC)
#409 Pat Fischer
#413 Don Strock
#419 Brent McClanahan
#427 Harvey Martin
#430 Isiah Robertson (AP)
#450 Ken Houston (AP)
#464 Howard Twilley
#477 Neil Clabo
#492 Don Nottingham
#494 Otis Sistrunk
#516 Butch Johnson (RC)
#525 Brian Baschnagel(RC) 
1976 Funky Sales Corp Funky Facts Baseball
#2 In A Trance
#3 Fans Vs Players
#5 Baseballeese
1976 Kellogg's
#55 Pete Rose 
1976 SSPC
#7 Elias Sosa 

1976 Topps
1976 Topps - Traded
#28T Dusty Baker 
#58T Ron Reed

1975 Topps
#41 Cesar Geronimo
#574 Tony Taylor
1974 Topps  
#84 Rick Wise
#583 Marty Pattin
#660 Larry Dierker

1974 Topps - Team Checklists (1 Star)
#NNO Montreal Expos
1974 Topps - Team Checklists (2 Stars)
#NNO Los Angeles Dodgers
#NNO Pittsburg Pirates 

1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn
#585T Merv Rettenmund 
1973 Topps
#4 John Milner 
#12 George Hendrick
#22 Ted Abernathy 
#155 Sal Bando
#349 Dick McAuliffe
#492 Pedro Borbon
1972 Topps  
#42 Tommy Davis (IA) 
#491 Jim Hardin 

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

1970 Topps
#3 Darrell Chaney
#18 Carlos May 
#287 Fred Talbot   #390 Willie Davis  
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#6Spades Tommy John 

1969 Topps
#32 Sammy Ellis
1968 Topps

1966 Topps
#46 Howie Koplitz

1962 Topps

1961 Topps
1960 Topps
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 
1958 JCM 30a Doyusha Team Name Back (solid front w/o borders)
1956 Topps (football)
#42 Tom Fears
#51 Ted Marchibroda
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: 153 (2 pending!)
Unique trading partners: 59

Number of cards mailed out: 620
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 958
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. Hey Matt, let's do these:
    1973 Topps Baseball:
    12 Hendrick
    155 Bando

    1977 Topps Football:
    419 McClanahan
    477 Clabo


  2. Okay.

    1955 Bucko Kilroy
    1977 Vince Papale
    1977 Harvey Martin
    1979 Tommy John
    1983 Fleer Ted Simmons
    1992 - 93 Jaromir Jagr
    2022 Gerrit Cole


    1. Someone on the TCDB claimed the Cole ahead of you, but the rest are yours!

  3. Wow, a Vince Papale card. I see that got snapped up right away. If I hadn't already completed the '77 football set, I'd be all over that.

    I'll take that '22 Mookie HR challenge card! And the 1981 Coke Bob Stanley.

    There's so much stuff here I'll have to look through it again later when I have more time!

    1. Unfortunately, someone on the TCDB claimed the Mookie before you did. I'll send out Mr. Bob "Blame me not Buckner" Stanley your way.

  4. Can I claim any leftover '22s? Thanks!

    1. Also, if still available:
      The six modern football cards from Ken;
      From 77 Football:
      #310 Monte Jackson (AP, RC)
      #317 Paul Seymour
      #367 Golden Richards
      #406 Bill Simpson (RC)
      #408 J.K. McKay (RC)
      #450 Ken Houston (AP)
      #464 Howard Twilley
      #492 Don Nottingham
      #494 Otis Sistrunk
      #516 Butch Johnson (RC)
      #525 Brian Baschnagel(RC);
      and the Sterling Shepard card.
      Thank you!

  5. How are people claiming cards first on TCDB? Are you giving them first shot for some reason?

    1. TCDB has a blog list on its main page. Anyone there can read my latest blog posts as soon as they're published. I also have a few readers who prefer to use TCDB for their transactions since it does such a good job of tracking the status of the trades. I actually try to give regular readers a leg up by not adding the new cards to my TCDB trade list until after the latest blog post publishes. In this particular case, the person that claimed the card you wanted is someone who has done a Time Travel trade with me previously.

  6. All cards have been mailed out!