Friday, September 23, 2022

Trapped In Time: Remnants Of The 24th Trade

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese proverb

At the time I wouldn't have known it, but today's highlighted card comes from a trade that kicked off a long and fruitful trading partnership:
Trade #24 (Bo: Baseball Cards Come To Life!)
Traded 08/24/18: 1967 Topps #206 Dennis Bennett, 1969 Topps #453 Mike Cueller, 1974 Topps #17 Doug Bird (RC), 1977 Topps #294 George Medich, 1986 Sportflics #64 Bert Blyleven/Jerry Koosman/John Denny, 1991 Conlon Collection TSN #13 Red Ruffing (HOF), 2015 Topps Heritage #273 NL Aces (Adam Wainwright/Clayton Kershaw), 2016 Topps Heritage - Baseball Flashbacks #BF-EM Eddie Matthews

Received 08/23/18:
  • 1974 Topps #38 Don Kessinger (See Trade #120)
  • 1974 Topps #67 Tommy Helms (See Trade #151)
  • 1973 Topps #79 Jim Willoughby (RC) (See Trade #82)
  • 1972 Topps #43 Rick Wise (See Trade #110)
  • 1972 Topps #109 Jerry May (See Trade #39)
  • 1970 Topps #56 Phillies Rookies - Joe Lis/Scott Reid (RC) (See Trade #39)
  • 1969 Topps #139 Andy Kosco (See Trade #124)
  • 1968 Topps #348 Larry Colton/Dick Thoenen (See Trade #84)
  • 1968 Topps - Game #15 Steve Hargan (See Trade #44)
  • 1966 Topps #154 Chuck Hiller
It's my very first trade with Bo (Baseball Cards Come to Life)! Since this trade, Bo has been my most frequent trading partner, not just through time Travel trading, but ever - over 30 trades and counting!  As you can see, lots of good cards came my way, and thanks to this trade, 8 more trades came from it. The lone holdout was Mr. Hiller here.
Whoever owned this card previously obviously did not have access to like me. Otherwise, they would have known that Chuck Hiller never played a single game at shortstop. Aside from 17 games at 3rd base and 13 more in the outfield, Hiller was exclusively used as a 2nd baseman!

This rare one of a kind error card is making its way out of Time Travel Trading purgatory and into someone's collection. If it isn't yours, it'll be mine!