Monday, December 18, 2023

Time Travel Trading Update #84

Welcome to the last Time Travel Trading update of 2023! I want to start off by thanking everyone for a great year. Not counting personal swaps, I completed a total of 53 trades with 18 different collectors! That's impressive, and I hope next year is even better. Thanks again!

I also want to mention that any trades made from this post may be delayed for the holidays. I'm hoping to get all cards mailed out that week between Christmas and New Year's Day. So no rush on your end either, OK?

Let's give Scrooge a run for his money and kick off this time travel adventure in style! Our first trade comes from Greg (Crocodile Sports Cards). Greg is working on the 1970 Topps set, and I let him know of a particular place he might be able to find some needs. A trio of cards one year their senior made their way back to me!

Oh, and I hope you found those other cards by now too, Greg!

I recently made a TCDB trade, where a couple of cards from the list were requested. They were junk wax era cards, so I didn't think anyone would miss them if I swapped them out for some slightly older junk wax era cards.

Speaking of the TCDB, Mark Z. claimed a nice lot of cards, and sent an ecclectic variety of cards in return:

In addition to the normal baseball and football cards, we get another racing card and an interesting non-sport. I'm not familiar with Francesco Quinn or the 2009 Donruss Americana set, but hopefully there will be someone interested in it!

Of those 53 trades, 11 have come from Bo (Baseball Cards Come To Life!). Our latest trade nets some popular Pacific Legends, O-Pee-Chee, and vintage baseball cards

I have a feeling those Pacific Legends and O-Pee-Chee will find new homes soon!

A good number of those 53 trades also came from Brendan (The View From The Third Floor). I sent a trio of cards his way, and he sent me that plus more in return:

Those All-Time Record Holders were such a great subset. It's a shame Topps can't do a proper update without ostracized legends like Pete Rose or Barry Bonds.

Next, we have a new voyager on out trips through time. I was contacted through the TCDB by a gent named Scott. He gave me a choice of cards for the 1955 Topps All-American football card I had, and I ended up choosing not the oldest card, but one with some great name recognition:

I am amused that two separate trades netted me a card from 1951 Bowman, both baseball and football. You never know what's going to come in!
Finally, we have Greg (Night Owl Cards), who just got his cards in under the deadline for this post! We've got a nice lot of 1979 Topps football and some great vintage!

My sincerest thanks to all my trade partners this month, this past year, and for the past 6 years!
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)    
2021-22 Donruss - Magicians (basketball)
2021-22 Donruss (soccer)
#183 Jose Macias (RR)
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
2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks (football)
#92 Sammy Watkins
#146 Todd Gurley

2012 Topps Stickers
#237 Bernie Brewer (MAS) 
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  
2009 Donruss Americana (non-sport)
#50 Francesco Quinn
2008 Topps New York Yankees
#NYY8 Jason Giambi
2007 Upper Deck MLB Rookie Card of the Month
#ROM-4 Ryan Braun 
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
1999-00 Topps (basketball)
#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 Upper Deck
#358 Todd Worrell
#425 Mark McGwire
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 Collector's Choice
#636 David Justice (UC&P)
1994 Finest
#413 Mark Portugal
1994 Fleer
#295 Tino Martinez 
1994 Panini Stickers
#207 Sean Berry
#208 Wil Cordero 
1994 Classic Four Sport (multi-sport)
#145 Chad Penney  
1994 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 Champions Collection (racing)
#NNO Danny Sullivan
#NNO Mario Andretti
1993 Leaf
1993 Stadium Club
1993 Classic '93 Hockey Draft (hockey)
#40 Saku Koivu 
1993 Classic Four Sport (multi-sport)
#246 Mike Rathje
1992 Front Row Draft Picks
#46 Ed Christian   
1992 Pinnacle
1991-92 Upper Deck (basketbal)
1989-92 Racing Champions Stock Car (racing)
#01126 Geoff Bodine
1991 Score
1991 Score Rookie & Traded
#58T Fred McGriff 
1991 Topps
#575 Robin Yount

1991 Ultra
#130 Lou Whitaker  
1991 Upper Deck
1991 Fleer (football)
1991 Pro Set (football)
1991 Pro Set Platinum (football)
#81 Lawrence Taylor

1991 Topps Desert Storm (non-sport)
#147 Working Together   
1990-91 Pro Set Super Bowl XXV Silver Anniversary (football)
#88 Nick Buoniconti 
1990-91 Fleer (basketball)
#21 Kelly Tripucka
#21 Kelly Tripucka

1990 Fleer
1990 Pacific Legends
#34 Don Kessinger

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

1988 Card Collectors T-206 Reprint
#NNO Matty McIntyre
1988 Donruss 
1988 Pacific Legends I
#33 Don Newcombe
#70 Vic Raschi 
1988 Topps Toys "R" Us Rookies
#13 Mike Henneman
1988 Topps Traded
1987 Fleer
#101 Rickey Henderson 

1987 O-Pee-Chee
#201 John Cangelosi (RC)
#284 Joaquin Andujar
1987 Topps 
1986 Donruss
#595 Carlos Ponce (RC)
1986 Fleer Baseball's Best Sluggers vs. Pitchers
1985 Topps #403
Cory Snyder (OLY, RC) 
1985 Topps (football)
#53 Lions Team Leaders (TL)
1985 Topps - Glossy NFL Stars (football)
#9 John Riggins
#11 Lawrence Taylor
1984-85 Topps (hockey)
#3 Tom Fergus 
1984 Donruss

1984 Fleer
1984 O-Pee-Chee 
#166 Terry Kennedy
1983 O-Pee-Chee
#104 Ron Guidry

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 Fleer
#185 Gary Carter 
1982 Topps
1982 Topps (football) 
1981-82 Topps (hockey)
#51 Dale McCourt (TL)
1981 Donruss  
1981 Fleer
#427 Steve Braun

1981 Topps
1980 Topps 
#65 Al Bumbry
1979 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars
#25 Darrell Porter (COR, SP)

1979 Topps 
#413 All-Time Record Holders: Home Runs (Maris/Aaron) (ATRH)
#414 All-Time Record Holders: Batting Average (Hornsby/Cobb) (ATRH)
#415 All-Time Record Holders: Stolen Bases (Brock) (ATRH) 
1979 Topps (football)
#11 Chester Marcol
#28 Morris Bradshaw (RC) 
#54 John Sanders 
#61 Ted Fritsch
#86 Butch Johnson 
#315 Preston Pearson
#362 Scott Dierking
#382 Joe Fields
#389 Ed O'Neil (RC) 
#479 Terry Nelson 
#493 Curtis Johnson
#510 Harvey Martin 

1978-79 Topps (basketball)
#118 Kevin Porter 

1978 Topps  
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)
#69 Tommy Nobis
#189 Ken Johnson (RC)

1975 Topps
1974-75 Topps (hockey)
#13 Syl Apps
1974 Topps - Traded
#43T Jim Wynn
#270T Ron Santo 
#458T Jim Ray

1972 Topps  
1971 Topps
1971 Topps (football)
#8 Walt Garrison (RC)
1970 Topps
#2 Diego Segui
#287 Fred Talbot   #390 Willie Davis    
1970 Topps (football)
1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards Gas Station Issue
#2♦ Paul Casanova
1969 Topps
#19 Ken Suarez
#42 Tommy Harper
#64 Bill Monbouquette 
#297 Deron Johnson 
1969 Topps - Four-in-One Singles (football)
#NNO Ralph Baker
#NNO John Bramlett
#NNO Billy Martin
#NNO Bob Talamini 
1968 Topps
#14 Jerry McNertney

1968 Topps (football)
#146 Ode Burrell
#172 Miller Farr

1967 Topps
1965 Topps
#17 Johnny Romano
1963 Topps
#26 Ray Moore
1962 Topps
1961 Topps
1960 Topps
#69 Billy Goodman
#139 Carl Mathias (RC, RS) 
1960 Topps (football)
#28 Jim Ray Smith 

1959 Topps
#140 Charlie Secrest (RC, RS) 
1958 JCM 30a Doyusha Team Name Back (solid front w/o borders)
#456 Dick Brown (RC)
#473 Bill Renna (UER)
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
1954 Topps
#215 Ed McGhee

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

1953 Topps
#254 Preacher Roe
#223 Johnny Vander Meer 
1951 Bowman (football)
#118 Frank Reagan

1948 Bowman
#10 Buddy Rosar (RC)
#15 Eddie Joost
#15 Eddie Joost

1948 Bowman (football)
#28 Paul Governali (RC) 
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: 281
Unique trading partners: 72

Number of cards mailed out: 1,520
Year of oldest card mailed out: 1910-11

Number of cards received: 2,240
Year of oldest card received: 1890


  1. I'd like to claim the 1983 OPC Guidry, 1981 Topps 695 Tekulve, 1959 Topps 61 and 263, 1958 Doyusha Hasegawa, 1958 Hemus, 1951 Bowman Heintzelman, Vander Meer, and 1948 Buddy Rosar. Thanks!

    Once I get my return cards sorted out I'll send you an offer on TCDB.

    1. Awesome! I must admitted I'm both excited and saddened that the Hasegawa was finally claimed - one of the most unusual and unique cards in Time Travel Trading history! (the other cards are awesome too!)

    2. The Guidry's a good one. I would have snagged it if you hadn't.

    3. It's definitely a nice one - going to a good home, as my dad was a big Guidry fan when he was young and I like him a lot too.

  2. Some nice '50s cards this time, I'll need to bulk up on my trade list in that era.
    Anyway I'll claim these not-as-old cards. Thanks!
    1996 UD McGwire
    1968 Burrell and Farr
    1976 Nobis and McCauley
    1985 Riggins and LT
    Leaf Gurley and Watkins

    1. Is the '53 Preacher Roe still available? If so I'll claim it. Thanks!