Friday, September 22, 2023

Trapped In Time: Remnants Of The 42nd and 47th Trades

Today I'm putting in a last call on 5 cards, and highlighting another card that would have joined that group but gets to stay due to how vintage it really is!
Trade #42 (TCDB member Jason U.)
Traded 08/24/19: 1965 Topps #239 Doc Edwards

Received 08/24/19:
  • 1915 Church & Dwight Useful Birds of America First Series (J5) #1 Quail
This was, at the time, the first card I acquired that broke the century mark. The fifty year gap between what I traded and what I received is also easily a high water mark. This Quail card is 108 years old now, and incredibly, only the third oldest card I currently have for this project. As I've stated before, pre-WWII cards deserve to stay in the Time Travel Trade Stack as benchmarks to how far back I've been able to go. I'm assuming that no one wants to trade for this (not much of an assumption as an educated guess as there aren't many collectors out there that would want such a card and be willing to part with something older to get it.) However, it will remain in the stack should any daring collector should ever desire it.
The next batch of cards I have a little more faith someone may want one or more of them. 1972 Topps is one of the most easily recognizable sets in baseball, and is popular for it's far-out design.
Trade #47 (Gavin: Baseball Card Breakdown)
Traded 11/04/19: 1976 Topps #50 Fred Lynn (ASR), 1976 Topps #118 Boston Red Sox (TC), 1976 Topps #193 '75 NL Home Run Leaders, 1976 Topps #597 Rookie Pitchers (Aase/Kucek/LaCorte/Pazik)

Received 11/02/19:
  • 1972 Topps #163 Tug McGraw (See Trade #110)
  • 1972 Topps #197 Johnny Briggs
  • 1972 Topps #231 Casey Cox
  • 1972 Topps #239 Tom Timmermann
  • 1972 Topps #358 Sparky Anderson (MGR) (Trade #49)
  • 1972 Topps #363 Ron Klimkowski
  • 1972 Topps #373 John Mayberry
Looking back, it hurt a little to trade so many Red Sox cards to Gavin (Baseball Card Breakdown) now knowing that only two of the seven cards coming back would get claimed. Oh well, such is the nature of the project. I don't blame any one for overlooking these cards - the 1972 Topps set is one of the more well-represented sets in the trade stack, with 47 available cards for trade!

If unclaimed and traded for, they'll go to my personal collection (surprisingly, only one would be a dupe!) Any takers? All it takes is an older card in return!

1 comment:

  1. Those 100+ year old cards are so impressive. I'm not surprised you can't move those out - but maybe someone out there is collecting the '72 set?