Up to your interpretation, what do you think? I’m most curious about non FOTF. But if you want to include them because they are the best of the best, that’s cool.
Best cards available on the market
I'll go top ten, in no particular order
Larry Walker, Stan Musial, Orel Hershiser, Greg Maddux, Chris Sale, Bob Feller, 97 Aroldis Chapman, Lou Brock, Mariano Rivera, 99 Donaldson
#1 ) Aroldis Chapman, Signature Series
#2 ) Greg Maddux, Signature Series
#3 ) Robinson Cano, Home Run Derby
#4 ) Mariano Rivera, Signature Series
#5 ) Jim Thome, Face of the Franchise
#6 ) Orel Hershiser, Face of the Franchise
#7 ) Rob Dibble, Prime (Headliner)
#8 ) Matt WIeters, Awards (Headliner)
#9 ) Tie - Andre Dawson, Face of the Franchise // Mike Trout, Live Series
#10 ) Tie - Jimmy Rollins, Signature Series // Ben Zobrist, Prime
I didn't want to include any cards that I haven't personally used for an extended period of time. So immediately that means that two cards that are almost assuredly top-10 cards on the market in Signature Series Larry Walker and Chris Sale aren't on here but if I had used them quite a bit, I'd bet almost anything that they would be. Future Stars Casey Mize might be a borderline assuming he plays just an OP version of his Prospect series card. [Edit] Oh, and I'd assume that Home Run Derby Aaron Judge may potentially be a sleeper here, too. In my opinion, he's the best defensive player in the game based on how he actually plays in-game.
My Honorable Mentions:
Ken Griffey Jr. (Post-Season)
Chipper Jones (Veteran)
Dylan Carlson (Future Stars)
Kerry Wood (Face of the Franchise)
Yadier Molina (Awards)
I keep getting Tyler Naquin in all my Balling Is Not A Habit packs (500+) so I think SDS made him glitchy. HIs price will never be lower than today.
They are all good. Every diamond pull gives me shivers. Diamonds always deliver. I've spent a good $110 extra for packs this year and every penny was well worth it.
SDS is awesome. Do the Babe Ruth thing.
Everyone should have Walker unless you've tried him and didn't like. He's an absolute monster
@lucas8181 said in Best cards available on the market:
Walker, Musial, Hersh, Maddux, you SHOULD get that answer from everyone.
Top 5 Hitters (no specific order)
Equipment for your CAP
Top 4 Affordable P (kluber 5)
Reading this post, I think it's safe to assume that SDS has done a great job of addressing the lack of lineup diversity people grumbled about a few years ago. I'm seeing a ton of different names listed so far and they're all good ones.
@bhall09 said in Best cards available on the market:
How about now, ha?
Things have definitely changed now.
A lot of the cards we've gotten in the past week or so, are some of the best we've seen all year. Personally, I think the FS Luis Robert might be the best card you can have in your corner outfield spots since he maintains his diamond defensive ratings/shield.