Friday, March 23, 2018

Travelin' through time

Many of us are familiar with the red paperclip story, but if not, check it out HERE. Essentially, a dude turned a red paperclip into a house through a series of trades.

Matt of Diamond Jesters is doing the same type of thing after offering up the contents of a pack of 2018 Topps Series One. I did this a little bit back in 2011 with the Topps Diamond Giveaway site. I tried taking a card I won and trading it for a card from the year before and so on. I think I successfully turned a common from the 1980s into one from the 1960s, but I don't remember at this point.

Anyhow, Matt has turned the single pack into 20 cards so far, with the oldest being a 1954 Bowman Jim Wilson.

In his latest swap, Matt got a few old basketball cards back. While I don't really collect basketball these days, I did a lot growing up. And I never once had a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar card.
So when I saw one from 1981-82 Topps, I thought it would be cool to have and place within my son's HOF binder.

In return, I sent Matt nine cards - a few newer and then some from the 1970s, hoping he can turn those into older or more attractive trade bait in his quest for the oldest card he can find.

Matt, it's been fun to watch. Keep it up!


  1. I need to do the paperclip thing for a new car.

  2. I loved the 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway, that was a lot of fun!

    I'm hoping to jump in on Diamond Jeters paper clip thing soon. Missed out on that Kareem when my power went out but I'm glad it will have a home in Joey's HOF binder.

  3. Awesome Kareem! Love seeing pink make an appearance on trading cards. My buddy just sold me the 1981-82 Topps basketball set (with all 3 regional sets) for $20. I'm not a basketball fan, but I knew it contains Magic and Bird's 2nd year cards... and the design is pretty awesome.

  4. Thanks for the trade! I should have a post with your cards up this week!