Friday, June 30, 2023

Trapped In Time: Remnants Of The 36th And 37th Trades

A two-for-one special today! I figured I try this out (1) to keep things moving along and try to wrangle in a collection of cards that is growing larger than I could have imagined, and (2) the card in the second trade isn't going anywhere, and I didn't want to waste a whole post on just that card. You'll see what I mean.
Traded 05/28/19: 1976 Topps #230 Carl Yastrzemski, 1996 Upper Deck #202 Alex Rodriguez, 1998 Score #18 Rickey Henderson, 2001 Upper Deck - e-Card (golf) #E-TW Tiger Woods, 2017 Topps #380 Albert Pujols

Received 05/28/19:
  • 1974 Topps #141 Pat Bourque (See Trade #132)
  • 1974 Topps #158 Jack Billingham
  • 1974 Topps #227 Mike Lum (See Trade #151)
  • 1974 Topps #349 John Vukovich
  • 1974 Topps #372 Ken Reitz (See Trade #57)
I remember this trade as a learning experience on how the parameters of the project could lead to potential windfall for my trade partners. Look at all those big names I traded away! In return, I got what I asked for, an older card in return, but the star power was definitely lessened with this trade. Fortunately, this is an outlier, and an issue I never ran into enough for it to be a problem.

If you're experiencing any deja vu from looking at the above cards, there's a good reason. It was only two months ago that I had a 1974 Topps Jack Billingham on the chopping block. That copy didn't move, and barring any new trade partners, I think it's twin will see the same fate.

On to our second trade!
Trade #37 Jason U. (TCDB)
Traded 07/12/19: 1957 Topps #66 Brooks Lawrence

Received 07/13/19: 
  • 1922 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America Third Series (J7) #7 Prothonotary Warbler
Last time I offered up a little birdie from pre-WWII, I surmised that I would have a slim chance of finding someone willing to give up an older card for it. Here we are again with another one, this one a good 16 years older than the previous one. Rather than save this one for next month, I decided to just get this over with and post here and now.

It's a cool little card. I'm amazed at how sharp the colors remain after over 100 years. Still, unless there's a card older than 1922 that someone is willing to give up for it, it'll remain in the stack in perpetuity. (I've already decided any pre-WWII cards will not be pulled from the Time Travel stack, as they are just a great reminder of how far this project has reached.) 

As a funny aside, if you check out the post where I originally showed off this card, I mused if I would ever get a card 100 years old (I have 4 now!) and stated that I couldn't see the Time Travel Project lasting another three years to have this card, which was the oldest one I had at the time, become one. Just goes to show you never really know!

Last call on two baseball cards, and a not-so-desperate plea for someone to take this bird card off my hands! All it takes is an older card than what I'm giving up!

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Repack Haiku #312 (Matt Nokes)

Catcher behind plate
For inspirational game:
Abbott's no-hitter
1988 Topps #645 Matt Nokes (ASR, RC)
Nokes had the best view in the stadium of a historic and awe inspiring pitching performance when he caught Jim Abbott's no-hitter against the Indians in 1993.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Time Travel Trading Update #78

Only three trades to show off this month. However, two of them were huge so there is still our usual amount of turnover and plenty of new cardboard for your perusal.
Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!) kicks things off. He's been throwing some 1987 O-Pee-Chee at me lately, which has been well-received. A few more to add this time as well, along with some vintage and a trio of Nolan Ryan cards.
Time Traveling regular Ken sent multiple PWE my way. I'll start by showing off some non-sports cards first. Ken is hoping someone will appreciate 90's pop culture in the form of TV's Lois and Clark or the original Addams Family movie. Men of a certain age can especially appreciate Teri Hatcher draped in Superman's cape. Yes, "They're real and they're spectacular!"
There's plenty of baseball as well! Current cards all the way back through the 90's. (Oh, before you even try, I'm officially claiming that Pedro!)

Ken also provided some 70's goodness as well...

...including a nice lot of 1974 Topps!

We finish off the lot with even more vintage from the seventies and 1960.

Our last trade for today comes via the TCDB and one of our Canadian friends, JF! He sent a great variety of cards this time too!

What's this? Even more non-sports cards? Whether you're into sci-fi or superheroes, JF has you covered!

How about some stickers? Of Montreal Expos no less!

More baseball...

...along with some basketball and hockey!

Thanks for the trades guys! Almost 100 new cards added, and close to 800 cards in total!
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 Opening Day - Opening Day Autographs
#ODA-LWJ LaMonte Wade Jr. (AU)   
2020-21 Panini Mosaic (basketball)
#175 Stephen Curry
2020 Topps
#304 Shane Bieber
#315 Adam Frazier
#317 Sean Murphy (RC) 
2020 Leaf Draft - Gold (football)
#66 CeeDee Lamb (AA)
#77 Collin Johnson (TD)  

2017-18 Donruss (basketball)
#75 Chandler Parsons
2017 Topps - MLB Award Winners
2015-16 Donruss (basketball)
#49 John Wall
2010 Bowman - Prospects Black
#BP51 Chase D'Arnaud
#BP56 Rolando Gomez

2010 Bowman Platinum - Prospects
#PP38 Brian Johnson     
2010 Topps Chrome (football)
#C141 T.J. Houshmandzadeh
2009 Bowman - Chrome WBC Prospects
#BCW18 Tao Bu 
2008 Topps New York Yankees
#NYY8 Jason Giambi
2007 Playoff Prestige (football) 
2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia
#44 Shawn Green
2004 Bowman Chrome
#263 Jeff Allison (FY, RC) 
2004 Just Rookies - 05 Preview Autographs
2002 Fleer Maximum
2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes
#88 Andy Petitte
2000 Upper Deck Gold Reserve
#52 Albert Belle
#71 Pedro Martinez - PENDING!
#85 Joe Randa 
1999-00 Topps (basketball)
#12 Juwan Howard
#16 Eric William 
1999 SkyBox Metal Universe (football)
#116 Tiki Barber
1999 Stadium Club
#214 Tony Saunders 
1998 Pinnacle Performers
#14 Hideo Nomo
1997 Collector's Choice
#215 Glenallen Hill  
1997 Pinnacle Inside
#111 Matt Williams

1997 Pinnacle X-Press
#64 Craig Biggio   
1997 Upper Deck
#13 Mark Lemke

1996 Leaf
1996 SP
1996 Topps
#380 Jeff Bagwell
1995 Finest (football)
#124 Trent Dilfer     
1995 Skybox Jumanji (non-sport)
#31 Help Us Finish
1995 SkyBox Lois & Clark (non-sport)
#73 Be Mine!
#74 I've Always Loved You!
#75 Do You Love Me?

1995 SkyBox Lois & Clark - Holochip Etched Foils (non-sport)
#BJ3 Belle Curve 
1994-95 Finest (basketball)
#43 Rex Chapman 
1994 Finest
#413 Mark Portugal
1994 Panini Stickers
#207 Sean Berry
#208 Wil Cordero 
1994 Score
#13 Robin Yount
1994 Classic Four Sport (multi-sport)
#145 Chad Penney 

1993-94 Ultra - Inside Outside (basketball)
#5 Dan Majerle 
1993 Leaf
1993 Classic '93 Hockey Draft (hockey)
#40 Saku Koivu 
1993 Classic Four Sport (multi-sport)
#238 Sergei Krivokrasov
#246 Mike Rathje
1992 Front Row Draft Picks
#46 Ed Christian   
1992 Leaf - Gold Rookies
#BC-10 David Nied
1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier
#24 Jose Canseco
1992 Pacific Nolan Ryan Texas Express II
#133 Nolan Ryan "2000th Strikeout"
#141 Nolan Ryan "Big Dollars"
#142 Nolan Ryan "Strong Houston Staff"  
1992 Panini Stickers
#201 Gilberto Reyes
#202 Andres Galarraga
#203 Delino DeShields
#204 Tim Wallach
#205 Spike Owen
#207 Marquis Grissom
#208 Ivan Calderon
1992 Pinnacle
1992 Upper Deck
#723 Sammy Sosa
1992 Topps Batman Returns (non-sport)
#45 Only Eight Lives Left...
#51 Sabotaging the Batmobile
#51 Sabotaging the Batmobile
#61 Oswald Outwitted!
#78 Batskiboat Attack! 
1991 Score
1991 Topps
#575 Robin Yount

1991 Ultra
#58 Andre Dawson
#130 Lou Whitaker 
1991 Fleer (football)
1991 Pro Set (football)
1991 Pro Set Platinum (football)
#81 Lawrence Taylor

1991 Impel Star Trek 25th Anniversary (non-sport)
#28 Symbiosis
#42 The Schizoid Man
#46 The Dauphin
#60 Home Soil
#62 11001001
#86 A Place for Families
#126 Commander William T. Riker
1991 Topps Desert Storm (non-sport)
#147 Working Together   
1991 Topps The Addams Family (non-sport)
#13 A Meeting Of Minds
#29 Egad! It's Fester Addams!
#62 Excellent, My Man!
1990-91 Pro Set Super Bowl XXV Silver Anniversary (football)
#88 Nick Buoniconti 
1990-91 Fleer (basketball)
#21 Kelly Tripucka
#21 Kelly Tripucka
#195 Jeff Malone 

1990 Fleer

1990 Post Cereal
#22 Pedro Guerrero 
1990 Score (football)
#436 Chet Brooks (RC)
1990 Topps Traded (football)
#102T Howard Cross (RC)
1989-90 Fleer (basketball)

1989-90 Hoops (basketball)
#64 Armon Gilliam

1989 Donruss
#588 Warren Spahn Puzzle (PUZ)
#588 Warren Spahn Puzzle (PUZ)
#613 Kevin Brown
1989 Fleer
#299 Roberto Alomar    

1989 Score
#507 Brian Holton (ERR)
1988 Card Collectors T-206 Reprint
#NNO Matty McIntyre
1988 Donruss 
#182 Ivan Calderon 
1988 Topps Toys "R" Us Rookies
#13 Mike Henneman
1988 Topps Traded

1987 O-Pee-Chee
#34 Ed Vande Berg
#303 Terry Kennedy
#371 Dave Schmidt
1986 Donruss
1986 Fleer Baseball's Best Sluggers vs. Pitchers
1985 Topps
#497 Gary Pettis  
1985 Topps Drake's Big Hitters
#18 Gary Matthews
1984-85 Topps (hockey)
#3 Tom Fergus 
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1984 O-Pee-Chee 

1983 Topps Drake's Big Hitters
#14 Dave Kingman
1982-85 Galasso Baseball Hobby Card Report T-206 Reprints
1982 Dover Publications Reprints National League
#15 Robin Roberts 
1982 Topps
1982 Topps (football) 
1981-82 Topps (hockey)
#51 Dale McCourt (TL)
1981 Donruss  
1981 Fleer
#427 Steve Braun

1981 Topps
1981 Topps (football)
1980 Topps 
#65 Al Bumbry

1979 Topps 
#3 1978 RBI Leaders (Rice/Foster)
#18 Tony Solaita
#33 Dave Rozema
#82 New York Mets/Joe Torre (TC, MGR, CL)
#85 Gary Matthews
#90 Bob Boone
#107 Jesus Alou 
1979 Topps (football)
#12 Bernard Jackson

1978-79 Topps (basketball)
#118 Kevin Porter 

1978 Topps  
#9 Doug DeCinces
#11 Rick Manning
#13 Art Howe (RC)

1977-78 Topps - Glossy Inserts (Rounded Corners) (hockey)
1977-78 Topps - White Backs (basketball)
#78 Richard Washington (RC) 
1977 Dover Publications Classic Baseball Cards Reprints
#10 Lefty O'Doul
#18 Jimmie Dykes
#99 Hal Chase
#NNO Melvin Harder
#NNO Fred Merkle
1977 Topps
1977 Topps (football)
1976 Funky Sales Corp Funky Facts Baseball
#2 In A Trance
#3 Fans Vs Players
#5 Baseballeese

1976 Topps

1976 Topps (football)
#74 Bryant Salter
1975-76 O-Pee-Chee (hockey)
#99 Checklist 1-110 (CL)

1975 Topps
1974 Topps  
#23 Craig Robinson (RC)
#184 Texas Rangers (TC)
#199 Mike Kekich 
#210 Bill Singer
#216 Ray Sadecki
#237 Ken Brett
#317 Richie Zisk 
#347 Sandy Alomar 
#349 John Vukovich
#412 Chuck Taylor 
#437 Jim Lyttle 
1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn

1973 Topps
#2 Rich Hebner
#9 Johnny Oats
#32 Fred Norman 
1972 Topps  
1971 Topps
1971 Topps (football)
#8 Walt Garrison (RC)
1970 Topps
#2 Diego Segui
#203 Rudy May
#206 Clete Boyer
#268 Claude Raymond 
#274 Gerry Arigo
#277 Paul Doyle (RC) 
#287 Fred Talbot  
#332 Bobby Wine 
#372 Dave Giusti
#390 Willie Davis    
1970 Topps (football) 
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#2♦ Paul Casanova
1969 Topps - Four-in-One Singles (football)
#NNO Ralph Baker
#NNO John Bramlett
#NNO Billy Martin
#NNO Bob Talamini 
1968 Topps

1967 Topps
1965 Topps
#17 Johnny Romano
#149 Wayne Schurr

1964 Topps 

1962 Topps
1961 Topps
#64 Alex Grammas 
#83 Bob Bruce
1960 Topps
#183 Eli Grba (RC) 
#277 Harry Bright 
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 

1959 Topps
1958 JCM 30a Doyusha Team Name Back (solid front w/o borders)
1958 Topps (football)
#3 Joe Schmidt 

1957 Topps
1956 Topps (football)
#42 Tom Fears
#51 Ted Marchibroda
1955 Bowman
1955 Topps
1955 Bowman (football)
#9 Don Stonesifer

1955 Topps All-American (football)
#46 Arnie Lassman
1954 Topps
#215 Ed McGhee

1954 Bowman Power For Peace (non-sport)
#91 USS Coral Sea (CVB43)

1953 Topps
1939 Wills's Garden Flowers by Richard Sudell (non-sport)
#46 Sweet Sultan 

1938 Church & Dwight Useful Birds Of America Tenth Series (J9-6) (non-sport)
#2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1938 Churchman's Boxing Personalities (boxing)
#45 Ted Broadribb
#48 Arthur J. Elvin 

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 
1925 Sports Records (multi-sport)
1924 Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada (ITC) Dogs Series (non-sport)
#4 Otter-Hound

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
1910 Champions (T218) (multi-sport)
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: 255
Unique trading partners: 71

Number of cards mailed out: 1,396
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 2,077
Year of oldest card received: 1890