Question about TA Exchanges.

SDS

I figured it out and it will cost approve 43K to complete the 2 smaller (30K and 90K) exchanges for all 40 teams. This would get me to 25% per team; which would give me 60 Total players (2 from each team) towards the Honus Collection; plus am least 40-42K back in stubs.

Now, I would need 58 cards per team. Which means that I would have ALL my Buy Orders filled until I finish off the exchanges.

Now, I have enough stubs to do this. And enough time to put in the orders. However, I probably wouldn't be aboecfo flip for at least a week (assuming I can fill 4 teams per day).

Should I go for these and skip flipping for awhile or should I continue to flip, while playing, and deal with the TA Exchanges after I finalize my team?

SDS

Go for whatever gets you Honus the quickest, in my opinion. He's arguably the best shortstop in the game, and The Show 20 is coming out in a couple months. Get as much time playing with Wagner as you can before the new game is here and you have to start all over again.

SDS

@xFearTheForkASUx said in Question about TA Exchanges.:

Go for whatever gets you Honus the quickest, in my opinion. He's arguably the best shortstop in the game, and The Show 20 is coming out in a couple months. Get as much time playing with Wagner as you can before the new game is here and you have to start all over again.

Probably won't get Honus. To much to complete. Not worried about getting him. Just think that sone of those TA cards cane help me field a team for the upcoming Events.

SDS

if your not going for honus dont bother.
43k can get you a few players better than any TA reward. might as well flip cards and pick up the guys you want from the market.

SDS

Money spent on the TA cards at this stage, will only help you with collecting cards that have little to no value at this stage of the game cycle.

The value of event rewards is less than the stubs you would obtain from the rewards of the event.

For Honus, there are enough out there on the market that you might only need to target 2-3 TA cards at best.

SDS

"The value of event rewards is less than the stubs you would obtain from the rewards of the event."

You can buy the cards and then sell them back after the event. In most cases the cost is close to quick sell price.

SDS

Based upon the questions you've been asking on the forum, it looks more like you are looking to grab XP to progress on the XP path than to get Honus. Honus is tough as even with all the TA cards you would still need a lot of cards which were much cheaper earlier in the year.
The best strategy may be to get the cheap end of the collections done and focus on specific TA cards which will provide value from the bench after their days as a starter are over. I recommend Zobrist (TB), Reyes (NYM), Vasquez (PIT), and Fingers (MIL) as TA cornerstones to build from. Switch hitters and BP depth never hurt anyone and these 4 will provide value...with Fingers being the most useful of them due to a relatively high level of stamina and great stuff. If you're looking at TA for a SP, Marichal (SF) and Sutton (LAD) were very good for me early on.
At this point though, most TA cards are just a coin/stub sink. You'll have more fun earning XP through RS.

Cheap and productive players to grab from the market might include SS Ozzie Smith (switch hitting defensive whiz and bloop single machine), and SS Omar Vizquel (Switch hitting singles machine who gives diamond D at SS, 2B, and 3B). Since the current event features Rookies and Vets while the next event features Breakout cards, look for value in the All-Star, Hardware, and Post-Season filters as well. Playing the game is much more fun and rewarding (for XP) than playing the market. PS Eddie Murray may not look like much statistically, but for 5100 stubs a switch hitting 1B with pop may decrease the urgency to select Frank Thomas prematurely while adding even more flexibility to your lineup/bench.

Be wary when looking at collections. For example, collection 14 lower end Finest cards to get JT Realmuto would give you one of the best catchers in the game but cost at best 70K stubs (14 cards X 5k Stub). I wish I could hit with him (.223 in 251 AB). I would have been better off keeping my stubs as liquid assets and paying 30K (Buy Now) for SS Gary Carter (.302 BA in 80 AB). Your mileage with different cards will vary, but even a 5K Benito Santiago card might be a better investment that the 70K to get JT at C.

If you are willing to use a CAP, consider grinding out a switch hitting contact CF. Not every LF will play well in CF, but any RF or Cf worth his weight in salt can play LF. Assume you will have either Gwynn or Ichiro in RF. Personally, I play my CAP at 3B and enjoy 100+ Con L/R, 80+ Power L/R, 90+ for all defensive stats, and 99 speed.