Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!

SDS

As I buy up 79 silvers, wondering who people realistically think will drop next week. Assuming we're looking at 94-98s and probably a lot of all stars, some guesses:

Orioles -- B Robinson (zzz) ///. Mets -- Seaver
Red Sox -- Papi if he's not 5th inning //// Braves -- Maddux
Rays -- Longoria //// Marlins -- Renteria / Nen
Yankees -- ?? //// Phillies -- ??
Jays -- Alomar //// Nats -- Vladdy

Indians -- Thome? //// Cubs -- Rizzo
White Sox -- Sale /// Cards -- Ozzie
Twins -- Mauer /// Reds -- E Davis

Angels -- Edmonds? /// Dodgers -- Kershaw (ugh)
Astros -- No clue /// Padres -- Hoffman (100% for sure)
Mariners -- E Martinez /// D-Backs -- Finley

SDS

ROY Judge for Yankees would be cool

SDS

I predict exactly 0 all star cards. Will most or all of the players have made an all-star team? Yes, but all star cards are not rated that high

SDS

My guess is they give out some 96-98 award series cards vs All-Star. That or maybe prime series cards. Kind of actually have zero clue what they'll do. Pure speculation lol We could even get a new series of cards.
Hopefully it's fire.

SDS

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

SDS

well I doubt rizzo will be both FOTF and this next installment so let's give all the cub fans a Bryant MVP card and make it the troll-iest card out there

SDS

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

SDS

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love a Carl Crawford. He was my favorite Non-Red Sox player for a long time. Until he ... joined the Red Sox and was a complete $144 mil dumpster fire.

SDS

@Garet_Jax82 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love a Carl Crawford. He was my favorite Non-Red Sox player for a long time. Until he ... joined the Red Sox and was a complete $144 mil dumpster fire.

Understand that! But, he did have some pretty good seasons there, as did Pena.

SDS

I was going to guess Maz for the Pirates if they do legends, but one of his cards will be in the 100/150(?) star pack for the next inning program

SDS

Twins will be Killebrew

SDS

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love to see Pena added. That would be awesome and he was actually REALLY good for about three years in Tampa which would make a solid Prime card. Good contact, power, and defense at 1b. As for Crawford, I would've said that could be an option too, but I'm not sure now. I believe he was arrested last week on alleged assault charges from an ex-GF. I never heard anything else after I saw the story pop up online though, so don't know what came from that. As a player though, he was incredibly dynamic in Tampa.

SDS

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love to see Pena added. That would be awesome and he was actually REALLY good for about three years in Tampa which would make a solid Prime card. Good contact, power, and defense at 1b. As for Crawford, I would've said that could be an option too, but I'm not sure now. I believe he was arrested last week on alleged assault charges from an ex-GF. I never heard anything else after I saw the story pop up online though, so don't know what came from that. As a player though, he was incredibly dynamic in Tampa.

Eh, Pena had like a .237 average at TB and a .228 lifetime (despite leading majors in HR one year and hitting 44 in another) and was pretty poor definsively IIRC

Edit: plus that mid career power surge while still being a poor hitter overall screams steroids. (But as a Sox fan I never did like that dude).

Edit 2: Unlike my boys Big Papi and Manny, who totally ... never did steroids while on the Red Sox ... ahem

SDS

@Garet_Jax82 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love to see Pena added. That would be awesome and he was actually REALLY good for about three years in Tampa which would make a solid Prime card. Good contact, power, and defense at 1b. As for Crawford, I would've said that could be an option too, but I'm not sure now. I believe he was arrested last week on alleged assault charges from an ex-GF. I never heard anything else after I saw the story pop up online though, so don't know what came from that. As a player though, he was incredibly dynamic in Tampa.

Eh, Pena had like a .237 average at TB and a .228 lifetime (despite leading majors in HR one year and hitting 44 in another) and was pretty poor definsively IIRC

Edit: plus that mid career power surge while still being a poor hitter overall screams steroids. (But as a Sox fan I never did like that dude).

2007-08 he was top 10 MVP both seasons, a Silver Slugger winner, and a Gold Glove winner. Obviously hes not an all time great, but there arent a huge amount of all time greats from that franchise to choose from.

SDS

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@Garet_Jax82 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love to see Pena added. That would be awesome and he was actually REALLY good for about three years in Tampa which would make a solid Prime card. Good contact, power, and defense at 1b. As for Crawford, I would've said that could be an option too, but I'm not sure now. I believe he was arrested last week on alleged assault charges from an ex-GF. I never heard anything else after I saw the story pop up online though, so don't know what came from that. As a player though, he was incredibly dynamic in Tampa.

Eh, Pena had like a .237 average at TB and a .228 lifetime (despite leading majors in HR one year and hitting 44 in another) and was pretty poor definsively IIRC

Edit: plus that mid career power surge while still being a poor hitter overall screams steroids. (But as a Sox fan I never did like that dude).

2007-08 he was top 10 MVP both seasons, a Silver Slugger winner, and a Gold Glove winner. Obviously hes not an all time great, but there arent a huge amount of all time greats from that franchise to choose from.

Excuse me? Jose Conseco???

Seriously tho looking at list of Rays players I think we might actually get Scott Kazmir, he's been a flashback etc years past

SDS

I’d be down for sig series or flashback finest cards

SDS

Just give me a Bumgarner already.

SDS

@MadderBumgarner said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

Just give me a Bumgarner already.

Oh ya, that's a good bet for Giants

SDS

I can't wait for the Phillies to get 98 overall peak Robin Roberts, with 70 k9 and 70 bb9

SDS

@Garet_Jax82 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@Garet_Jax82 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@formallyforearms said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

@theu715 said in Fun TA3 (serious) Prediction Thread!:

I think Rays will either be Longoria, Price, Shields, or Franco. Franco is my least likely choice, but since they've released all these other 99 overall FS cards, I'd think they'd release a 99 of him too since he's the unanimous top prospect.

Any chance of other surprise legends like Carlos Pena, or Carl Crawford?

I'd love to see Pena added. That would be awesome and he was actually REALLY good for about three years in Tampa which would make a solid Prime card. Good contact, power, and defense at 1b. As for Crawford, I would've said that could be an option too, but I'm not sure now. I believe he was arrested last week on alleged assault charges from an ex-GF. I never heard anything else after I saw the story pop up online though, so don't know what came from that. As a player though, he was incredibly dynamic in Tampa.

Eh, Pena had like a .237 average at TB and a .228 lifetime (despite leading majors in HR one year and hitting 44 in another) and was pretty poor definsively IIRC

Edit: plus that mid career power surge while still being a poor hitter overall screams steroids. (But as a Sox fan I never did like that dude).

2007-08 he was top 10 MVP both seasons, a Silver Slugger winner, and a Gold Glove winner. Obviously hes not an all time great, but there arent a huge amount of all time greats from that franchise to choose from.

Excuse me? Jose Conseco???

Seriously tho looking at list of Rays players I think we might actually get Scott Kazmir, he's been a flashback etc years past

Scott Kazmir has no business being a 99 though...