Every year there will 3 to 6 LS Diamond Cards that easily sell consistently over 200K & an other 3 to 5 Cards that sells consistently between 100K to 200K & then an other 3 to 5 Cards selling consistently between 50K & 100K.
Each of these cards are the 1's less likely to be pulled from packs by most of us. Yes people are pulling them, I'm not saying that they aren't. However using this years Cards as an example; for Every 1 person that pulls a Trout, Acuna, Vlad Jr, Ohtani, Tatis Jr or Degroom from packs, it's easily 500 people who dont pull these cards from packs. This is because the pack odds are spread thru-out every pack randomly given out to people, regardless if earned pack from rewards or packs purchased with stubs. This is what makes some people "luckier" then others. Especially when there are those very few & rare people that are pulling Trout 3 to 5 times within a season & as well pulling the other remaining top 5 priced cards 1 to 3 times as well, if not more times then that.
In these 8 years I been playing MLBTS going back to 16, I only pulled Trout 1 time only & pulled any of the other top 5 priced cards maybe 3 or 4 times within those 8 years. Regardless how many packs I earned via rewards & as well purchased with stubs. This put me in that sad pool of unlucky souls that has to grind even more for stubs & as well heavily rely on card flipping to make enough stubs to buy those cards I was not lucky enough to pull from packs. So this post is on behalf of all the others members of that sad pool which is the vast majority over that minority of super lucky fortunate soul's to be pulling these cards so frequently & consistently.
What I am suggesting & hoping what SDS would do .....
Create an algorithm that reads a persons pack history & randomizes the packs given via rewards or purchases accordingly. So if I were to pull a Trout card or any of the other top 5 priced cards, then all of my future packs will have way much, much lower odds of pulling those cards a 2nd time. So the chances of getting Trout, Acuna & Vlad Jr 2 times is very very very unlikely. Close to impossible. Now lets say if you opened 50 packs so far & have not pulled Trout or any of the top 5 priced cards. Then each of your future packs will have the odds increase that you would. Basically applying the "Law Of Averages" formula to it along with a card value ranking system. Getting repeats on 85 to 89 Diamonds is more likely then getting repeats on 90+ Diamonds. This will give ""EVERYONE"" EQUAL FAIR CHANCE & ODDS to pull almost every LS Diamond card eventually within the season. Any repeats can be used towards selling back into the market of for exchanges.
Now that minority I mentioned of those super lucky souls always getting these cards frequently & consistently from packs may feel this is not fair because they no longer will have that luck on their side anymore. However the keyword used is "Minority". SDS needs to look for the best interest of the majority.
Some may question what does SDS have to gain with this? The answer is within the added content SDS releases via Missions, Programs Ranked, Events, BR, Showdown & even Conquest if they bring back Extreme style of Conquest like back in 18. They can continue making content that can only be earned by elite skilled players or which has to be purchased off the market by those who can NOT play well enough to win them via rewards. They can make even more content to be won that way only & the top premier cards being really able to be earned exclusively by those elite skilled players.
I will be the 1st to admit that this will kill me because as it is right now, many of the top premier cards within Ranked, Events & BR I will not be able to earn as rewards. I'm simply NOT good enough to go 12-0 in BR or get to WS in Ranked and as well do NOT have time to play 300 innings online. I have a job & playing DD is something I can only put maybe at most 2 to 3 hours a day into & need to divide those 2 to 3 hours into Programs, Conquest, RTTS, MTO, etc, etc. I can NOT devote it only to just 1 mode of play. However I do feel & believe it is 100% fair & ok for anyone who can play that well or put in so much time to earn those reward cards. So I am ok knowing that the majority of those top premier reward cards I would need to purchase within the market & just being able to earn the mid-way path point cards at the furthest point I may be able to get to within Ranked & BR. in my case I normally top best at WC in Ranked & will get as far as up to 5 wins in BR per entry.
In closing I am just saying pack odds should be fair person to person. Not just having odds overall in general towards the entire collective as a whole. Every should have fair odds with pulling cards. Some may pull a Trout, Acuna or Vlad Jr within the 1st month & some may pull either in their 4th month & some may pull either within the later months around August/September. But the point is that EVERYONE will eventually pull them sooner or later. NOT go the entire season with never pulling any of them.