If not Trout, then who?

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I’m seeing a lot of dissatisfaction with the collection reward. Personally, I think it’s a great card and a great choice. For those of you who were disappointed, who would you have preferred?

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I'm glad it's not another dirty Yankee but another position would have been nice.

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Arod for sure

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Josh Gibson

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I'm fine with it. I got Trout and made a lot of stubs selling extra cards.

A new legend like Aaron, Bonds, Maris, or Gibson would have been nice, though.

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I was mainly hoping for a new legend or at least a card at a different position.

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I think that the major problem people are having with it being Trout is that people were expecting a new Legend player or something that isn't the same position as the best player in the game. I saw it and just laughed but I didn't care either way as I wont have enough to get him anyways

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Any new legend would have been great, but Josh Gibson, Fisk, Campanella, or Yogi could have filled in a weak position. But it would have been cool to get DiMaggio, Aaron, Clemente, Ott, tris speaker, nap lajoie, Eddie Collins, shoeless joe (wishful thinking), cap anson...

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@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

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@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

I think this is the second time you’ve hopped into a thread to discredit josh Gibson ...

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@SchnauzerFace said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

I think this is the second time you’ve hopped into a thread to discredit josh Gibson ...

That's because I'm a Cool Papa Bell stan. Also, because Gibson's mythos is so comically inflated he makes Brendan Fraser's Character from "The Scout" look like Ryan Doumit

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No matter who they put out they were going to get what seems like a ton of whiners. There are probably many people that are happy about the card but when you get twenty or thirty people jumping in to whine about it, it seems like a lot. People who are happy about it are probably less inclined to post they are happy so it seems like an unpopular card when in reality the people who are happy most like far outweigh those who are complaining.

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@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@SchnauzerFace said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

I think this is the second time you’ve hopped into a thread to discredit josh Gibson ...

That's because I'm a Cool Papa Bell stan. Also, because Gibson's mythos is so comically inflated he makes Brendan Fraser's Character from "The Scout" look like Ryan Doumit

If you’re trying to tell me it’s not possible for a guy to throw an 81-pitch, 27-strike out perfect game in his very first professional outing, then, sir, I don’t believe I wish to live in this world anymore.

EDIT: throwing nothing but fastballs, too

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@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

Right, because the future stars rating are based on actually stats and not assumptions...

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@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

Right, because the future stars rating are based on actually stats and not assumptions...

When I think of Future Stars, I certainly think of "Babe Ruth, but actually better in every way", which is the common boomer armchair expert analysis of Gibson. Meanwhile we could realistically get Satchel Paige, but nobody wants a pitcher with a 15 second windup

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@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

Right, because the future stars rating are based on actually stats and not assumptions...

When I think of Future Stars, I certainly think of "Babe Ruth, but actually better in every way", which is the common boomer armchair expert analysis of Gibson. Meanwhile we could realistically get Satchel Paige, but nobody wants a pitcher with a 15 second windup

Why do you hate Josh Gibson? No body is saying he is the best player who ever played. Just that a new Power hitting catcher would have been cool!

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I feel like most people wanted a new legend but the problem with that is SDS would be dumb to release a Bonds/Jeter/ARod type card in the middle of the games life cycle without gaining game sales from it. The Trout card is nice but personally I’m not going for it. Whatever I already had locked in before to try and get ahead of the collections announcement I just collected again for quick and easy stubs and xp. The other cards I sold for a huge upsell price. The silver rookie Machado card netted me 7500 alone. Got it for free from events when 3 of my opponents quit on me early lol

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@dantheranman said in If not Trout, then who?:

I'm glad it's not another dirty Yankee but another position would have been nice.

hahaha dude bravo on your comment bravo

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I would of went all out for Arod or a Sosa & McGwire combo

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@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

@ImDFC said in If not Trout, then who?:

@pbake12 said in If not Trout, then who?:

Josh Gibson

Let's stick with players whose stats were accurately tracked, and not "Oh he for sure hit 17.8 million trillion home runs against babe ruth in war torn New Jersey

Right, because the future stars rating are based on actually stats and not assumptions...

When I think of Future Stars, I certainly think of "Babe Ruth, but actually better in every way", which is the common boomer armchair expert analysis of Gibson. Meanwhile we could realistically get Satchel Paige, but nobody wants a pitcher with a 15 second windup

Why do you hate Josh Gibson? No body is saying he is the best player who ever played. Just that a new Power hitting catcher would have been cool!

I don't hate Gibson, I hate the cult that spreads his gospel of greatness and perfection. And on top of that there are far more interesting players from the period that could be put in. Heck, I'm the kind of person that would love to see players from all sorts of leagues. Having Cool Papa Bell, Roy Campanella, Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima etc. Compared to those guys, Gibson comes off as a boring Pepe Alazar