And you cheered along the way…

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SDS slyly made this a game where you have to spend actual money to complete the collections.

They did a series of small tweaks that combined to have a massive impact. But, because the stub cost of certain players is lower, people cheered. They didn’t realize that they made it harder to earn stubs. So with the stub supply low, it doesn’t matter that Trout isn’t going for 1 million anymore. It was easier to obtain 1 million stubs in years past than it is to acquire 300k today.

They tiered the quick sell value of the cards. A low Diamond used to quick sell for 5k. You could pay attention to real life baseball, invest in an 84 or 83, and when the roster update happened, you could quick sell them all for big stubs. Not anymore.

They no longer give out as many stubs or packs as rewards. This means people aren’t spending stubs as frequently as they used to. The prices are lower, but the market is stagnant.

They made WS and BR rewards easier to earn. This sounds good on the surface, but it seriously devalued them, thereby reducing the number of market transactions for those cards, too, as well as making them cheaper.

For example, if you could go 12-0 a lot, and the reward got you a million stubs, but I could not go 12-0, but I was lucky enough to pull two Trouts, you would buy my Trout for a million. Now I have a million stubs to spend on the market. That isn’t happening now.

Some like this better. I don’t. But to each his own. They do release plenty of good cards that are usable in H2H, and eventually all the LS collections besides the top three become obsolete anyway. But that doesn’t happen until after the AS break. Where we are in time now, they really want us pulling out our wallets. I won’t do it.

Anyway, if you’d like to participate in the discussion feel free, preferably without calling me or anyone else who comments ridiculous names. Be civil, please.

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I was worried about the LS collection at first, but now I am just a couple big NL cards away from complete. So I am right on pace with the last couple years game. Definitely dont need to spend extra.

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Tell me your secrets!!

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@chuckclc_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

I was worried about the LS collection at first, but now I am just a couple big NL cards away from complete. So I am right on pace with the last couple years game. Definitely dont need to spend extra.

Yeah, I have like 5 teams left. I do agree it’s hard to make stubs now though.

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There is a lower stub count overall but that didn't mean you need to put in your cc number to complete collections. I'm saving for the bigger buys and collecting the smaller cards as I pick up stubs.
Sell any duplicates, even stadiums, play some rtts (massive xp to be had for little effort). And you can obtain packs as you go. We're only a month in, don't stress too much over it.

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What year were you playing that LS Trout was going for a million stubs?

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@kovz88_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

What year were you playing that LS Trout was going for a million stubs?

I’ve been playing DD since ‘15. He went for a million in year’s past.

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The things is its harder to earn stubs .. plus all the big cards are still the same price....

Trout still 350-400k
plus you have more cards now you need to pay for like ohtani and stuff

Collection is really alot harder to get not many market opportunities either

I gave up on collection this year .. especially after only pulling 2 diamond out of 300+ packs to date

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the br rewards will go up in price, these br rewards arent great rn.

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@maurice91932_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

@kovz88_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

What year were you playing that LS Trout was going for a million stubs?

I’ve been playing DD since ‘15. He went for a million in year’s past.

The only trout card that’s sold for 1M in recent memory is the finest from last year

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Just finished LS collections yesterday NMS. Got lucky on a few diamond pulls but most of it was just from grinding and flipping cards when the market was hot.

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@chuckclc_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

I was worried about the LS collection at first, but now I am just a couple big NL cards away from complete. So I am right on pace with the last couple years game. Definitely dont need to spend extra.

Haven't spent a dime just need Trout, and Vald Jr.

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I mentioned this in the other thread, but it's worth repeating here.

Without a few whales, you'd see higher priced gatekeepers than you have now, making it even harder to obtain a LS collection as NMS.

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@maurice91932_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

Tell me your secrets!!

It's harder to make stubs but definitely still doable. I'm in no rush, I spend my stubs on the cards I want like Albert Pujols and Tatis. But I have just the 5 big teams left and can probably afford to do 2 a week, and I never play online. Like I said, it's doable.

Secrets: play alot, flip cards from the app. If you want some flipping ideas, feel free to DM me, it took me a while to get my footing in the market this year but I'm finally making decent profits.

Also, you could tell your boss you are extremely stressed about not finishing the LS before a new Jonathan Diaz comes out (which won't be until September) and you'd be far more productive at your job if you could use the company credit card to buy the expensive LS cards.

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This is the same with every sports game that has this mode now. And its been that way since the release of these game modes aside from maybe NHL Ultimate Team when players had contract lengths and would disappear after they run out. At least in MLB the show you can compete with lower overall cards if your skill is better. You play madden and anyone who got a speedy WR day 1 instantly dominated for months.

If people weren't spending as much money they would have less consistent content.

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@ericulous1_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

@maurice91932_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

Tell me your secrets!!

It's harder to make stubs but definitely still doable. I'm in no rush, I spend my stubs on the cards I want like Albert Pujols and Tatis. But I have just the 5 big teams left and can probably afford to do 2 a week, and I never play online. Like I said, it's doable.

Secrets: play alot, flip cards from the app. If you want some flipping ideas, feel free to DM me, it took me a while to get my footing in the market this year but I'm finally making decent profits.

Also, you could tell your boss you are extremely stressed about not finishing the LS before a new Jonathan Diaz comes out (which won't be until September) and you'd be far more productive at your job if you could use the company credit card to buy the expensive LS cards.

Send me a DM, my friend. My market experience has not been the same, and I consider myself pretty experienced, has been awful

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@maurice91932_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

SDS slyly made this a game where you have to spend actual money to complete the collections.

They did a series of small tweaks that combined to have a massive impact. But, because the stub cost of certain players is lower, people cheered. They didn’t realize that they made it harder to earn stubs. So with the stub supply low, it doesn’t matter that Trout isn’t going for 1 million anymore. It was easier to obtain 1 million stubs in years past than it is to acquire 300k today.

They tiered the quick sell value of the cards. A low Diamond used to quick sell for 5k. You could pay attention to real life baseball, invest in an 84 or 83, and when the roster update happened, you could quick sell them all for big stubs. Not anymore.

They no longer give out as many stubs or packs as rewards. This means people aren’t spending stubs as frequently as they used to. The prices are lower, but the market is stagnant.

They made WS and BR rewards easier to earn. This sounds good on the surface, but it seriously devalued them, thereby reducing the number of market transactions for those cards, too, as well as making them cheaper.

For example, if you could go 12-0 a lot, and the reward got you a million stubs, but I could not go 12-0, but I was lucky enough to pull two Trouts, you would buy my Trout for a million. Now I have a million stubs to spend on the market. That isn’t happening now.

Some like this better. I don’t. But to each his own. They do release plenty of good cards that are usable in H2H, and eventually all the LS collections besides the top three become obsolete anyway. But that doesn’t happen until after the AS break. Where we are in time now, they really want us pulling out our wallets. I won’t do it.

Anyway, if you’d like to participate in the discussion feel free, preferably without calling me or anyone else who comments ridiculous names. Be civil, please.

Did you make the same post last season? I mean The game has only been out a handful of weeks.

Is it really that bad that useable WS/BR cards are sub 50K? Why is everyone so obsessed with collecting all the cards?

Just make a team that is good enough and play the actual game.

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Had I not wasted stubs on 500+ packs I would be done with it, even had I not spent money($200 but all went directly towards packs). Is it harder to make stubs on the marketplace via flipping? Yes. But I've never completed the live series before mid may and I'm well on pace to do it in the same time frame

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@maurice91932_psn said in And you cheered along the way…:

SDS slyly made this a game where you have to spend actual money to complete the collections.

They did a series of small tweaks that combined to have a massive impact. But, because the stub cost of certain players is lower, people cheered. They didn’t realize that they made it harder to earn stubs. So with the stub supply low, it doesn’t matter that Trout isn’t going for 1 million anymore. It was easier to obtain 1 million stubs in years past than it is to acquire 300k today.

They tiered the quick sell value of the cards. A low Diamond used to quick sell for 5k. You could pay attention to real life baseball, invest in an 84 or 83, and when the roster update happened, you could quick sell them all for big stubs. Not anymore.

They no longer give out as many stubs or packs as rewards. This means people aren’t spending stubs as frequently as they used to. The prices are lower, but the market is stagnant.

They made WS and BR rewards easier to earn. This sounds good on the surface, but it seriously devalued them, thereby reducing the number of market transactions for those cards, too, as well as making them cheaper.

For example, if you could go 12-0 a lot, and the reward got you a million stubs, but I could not go 12-0, but I was lucky enough to pull two Trouts, you would buy my Trout for a million. Now I have a million stubs to spend on the market. That isn’t happening now.

Some like this better. I don’t. But to each his own. They do release plenty of good cards that are usable in H2H, and eventually all the LS collections besides the top three become obsolete anyway. But that doesn’t happen until after the AS break. Where we are in time now, they really want us pulling out our wallets. I won’t do it.

Anyway, if you’d like to participate in the discussion feel free, preferably without calling me or anyone else who comments ridiculous names. Be civil, please.

Collections are still very doable NMS. I’m one card away (Tatis) and have not went 12-0, haven’t touched RS yet, and barely flipped at all. Just be strategic with your stubs. Complete the BR program, play events, obtain diamond equipment packs from RTTS, sell everything not tied to the collection.

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Stop it. Im NMS and im 4 cards away from finishing the LS. Of course i got lucky with a few good pulls (Trout, DeGrom, Hader and Scherzer) but i've grinded my [censored] off for the rest. The only people that actually have to spend money are the idiots that buy bundles because opening packs is "fun" instead of grinding and buying the cards they want like most of us have learned to do.