~60k from Mantle NMS

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I'm so close and the 50$ stubs are soooo tempting! I just couldn't bring myself to do it tho :/.... What would yall do?

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depends on how bad you want him. I bought stubs to get him, I'm not ashamed. Personally, I think he plays better than Mays from last year.

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No one cares if you are "no money spent." Like its a badge of honor. Its not that hard a decision. If you want it now buy the stubs. If you dont have the money then you can accumulate the stubs within the week, possibly less.

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Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

SDS

I’m also NMS and am 5 cards away, but 4 of them cost a fortune (Trout, Cole, Scherzer, Degrom, and Judge).

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If you have a disposable income, why not buy something you’ll enjoy. I haven’t spent any money, but I think it’s ridiculous to trash those that do spend money.
Last Show that collected all LS, I spent $50 to buy Trout. Felt good to collect them all, even if I spent some $$$.

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@SchnauzerFace said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

Aw, the old first year playing pulling non-stop diamonds. Reeled you in didn't they. Goes with my theory.

First year players
Streamers
Really bad players

If you don't fit in one of these groups, you probably don't have good pack luck. I know, some clown will say they pulled 2 Trout's and don't fit into these categories but for every you, there will be 10,000 people that don't pull diamonds that don't fit into these categories.

My only pull for player over 20k stubbs was my first year. Not a coincidence.

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@D_e_m_I_s_E said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@SchnauzerFace said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

Aw, the old first year playing pulling non-stop diamonds. Reeled you in didn't they. Goes with my theory.

First year players
Streamers
Really bad players

If you don't fit in one of these groups, you probably don't have good pack luck. I know, some clown will say they pulled 2 Trout's and don't fit into these categories but for every you, there will be 10,000 people that don't pull diamonds that don't fit into these categories.

I hate to say this, but I've been playing The Show since '08. I typically never have good pack luck. This year is completely different. Just from The Show packs I've pulled Trout (2 times in the last week), Cole (yesterday), Yelich 3x, Lindor 2x, Verlander 2x, Altuve, Arenado, Marte, and Acuna 2x as well. It's honestly been nuts pulling so many. I'm down to just needing to finish the Dodgers, Brewers, Cubs, Rockies, and Dbacks. I sold every card from the NL to finish the AL first and I've probably wasted a ton of stubs buying packs. I never spend a dime over the cost of the game either.
I'm sure they give big streamers so extra packs and stuff, but I otherwise, it's just straight random. To get an idea how bad my pack luck has been in the past, in MLB 18 when they did finest cards the first time I bought 100 of those packs before I pulled my first one. It may have been more than that too. I had a thread going in the forums about it because it was so bad in 18.

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@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@SchnauzerFace said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

Aw, the old first year playing pulling non-stop diamonds. Reeled you in didn't they. Goes with my theory.

First year players
Streamers
Really bad players

If you don't fit in one of these groups, you probably don't have good pack luck. I know, some clown will say they pulled 2 Trout's and don't fit into these categories but for every you, there will be 10,000 people that don't pull diamonds that don't fit into these categories.

I hate to say this, but I've been playing The Show since '08. I typically never have good pack luck. This year is completely different. Just from The Show packs I've pulled Trout (2 times in the last week), Cole (yesterday), Yelich 3x, Lindor 2x, Verlander 2x, Altuve, Arenado, Marte, and Acuna 2x as well. It's honestly been nuts pulling so many. I'm down to just needing to finish the Dodgers, Brewers, Cubs, Rockies, and Dbacks. I sold every card from the NL to finish the AL first and I've probably wasted a ton of stubs buying packs. I never spend a dime over the cost of the game either.
I'm sure they give big streamers so extra packs and stuff, but I otherwise, it's just straight random. To get an idea how bad my pack luck has been in the past, in MLB 18 when they did finest cards the first time I bought 100 of those packs before I pulled my first one. It may have been more than that too. I had a thread going in the forums about it because it was so bad in 18.

In 2018, first year doing dd was 17 and made WS every season I played enough, I went 433 packs in between diamond pulls. This was the first year I have bought a 50 pack since and surprise, no diamonds in that 50 spot also.

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Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

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@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

No point in trying to talk with that guy everything is some big conspiracy theory with him lol

And I feel you on the pack opening it’s like my favorite part of the game. Even though I know majority of the time I know I’m going to lose but that feeling of seeing the diamond tint when you scroll to that last card is better than anything else that happens in this game

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@allday9128 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

No point in trying to talk with that guy everything is some big conspiracy theory with him lol

And I feel you on the pack opening it’s like my favorite part of the game. Even though I know majority of the time I know I’m going to lose but that feeling of seeing the diamond tint when you scroll to that last card is better than anything else that happens in this game

It’s the only random part of the game I enjoy.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@SchnauzerFace said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

Aw, the old first year playing pulling non-stop diamonds. Reeled you in didn't they. Goes with my theory.

First year players
Streamers
Really bad players

If you don't fit in one of these groups, you probably don't have good pack luck. I know, some clown will say they pulled 2 Trout's and don't fit into these categories but for every you, there will be 10,000 people that don't pull diamonds that don't fit into these categories.

My only pull for player over 20k stubbs was my first year. Not a coincidence.

My first year playing DD (‘17) I only pulled 3 diamonds (Thor, Thor and wait for it...Thor).

In ‘18, I pulled Thor 2 more times along with JoRam and Lindor.

Last year I pulled Thor 3 more times, but it was only the gold versions. I only had good pack luck after I finished the LS collection. I pulled Trout literally 2 weeks after I purchased him using stubs from selling off SS cards not in my squad. Pulled Arenado twice after his priced dropped. But those pulls did help me buy cheap SS cards for the Wagner collection. Most were pulled after the 3 pack bundle of headliners came out.

Kinda disappointed we can’t QS locked in cards this year but I get why the decision was made. Just probably won’t get it done this year. Have only pulled Alonso from my digital deluxe packs on early access night. Nothing but golds from BIAH. Nothing but silvers from twitch packs (if that). Nothing but bronzes so far from the TA “fire” packs.

My pack luck is straight booty cheeks! That’s why I haven’t bought one yet!

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@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@allday9128 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

No point in trying to talk with that guy everything is some big conspiracy theory with him lol

And I feel you on the pack opening it’s like my favorite part of the game. Even though I know majority of the time I know I’m going to lose but that feeling of seeing the diamond tint when you scroll to that last card is better than anything else that happens in this game

It’s the only random part of the game I enjoy.

But how do you feel about the cards of players that don’t have a pic yet? They have a blue background. I believe it’s a nice little troll SDS put in this year. Lol

SDS

Everything is a conspiracy...

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It depends, are you going to be able to live with yourself not being able to flaunt your NMS tag for the rest of the year or do you just want to play a virtual "pseudo" baseball game with the cards you want to play with sooner.

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@SchnauzerFace said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Have you just had some sick pack luck or something? I think it takes like 1.5 million stubs to complete the LS, right? Getting that close this early in the cycle is crazy with NMS.

I finished the LS in early May last year, but I pulled trout twice and Arenado three times, along with a lot of the other high value dudes (I was getting diamonds for daily sign-in rewards and as post-conquest bonuses... it was my first year playing MLBTS so I had no idea how lucky I was lol). I’ve pulled Alonso twice this year but that’s it. Used up all my good fortune last year I suppose. And I made most of my stubs through gold—>diamond investments last year ... looks like that may or may not be possible this year (at least not on the same scale).

Anyway... drop that fiddy and snag the mick.

Actually, It can be done by this time with no money spent, If I saved all the stubs they gave out for playing and completing stuff plus I do flip cards I understand not everyone has the time to flip or chooses not to. I would have had the collection done with no money spent. I have bought all the 5 packs for each HL. That 22,500 stubs per set. We are on like set 9 roughly 200,000 stubs wasted on just HL. Not counting all the 10 pack bundles I opened at 15,000 stubs each. Yeah It can be done if you save your stubs to buy players. Some people have pulled the high diamonds in the free packs we get from the dailies and TA.

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@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

We'll never know but I think your chance of getting a diamond pull is much better if you fall into one of those categories. Of course, there will always be outliers but fairly rare.

Businesses do these things to reel you in.

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@allday9128 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

No point in trying to talk with that guy everything is some big conspiracy theory with him lol

And I feel you on the pack opening it’s like my favorite part of the game. Even though I know majority of the time I know I’m going to lose but that feeling of seeing the diamond tint when you scroll to that last card is better than anything else that happens in this game

Love how you guys say conspiracy. Nothing to do with conspiracy.
It is Business101.

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@D_e_m_I_s_E said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@allday9128 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

@theu715 said in ~60k from Mantle NMS:

Ok, but you can't say you have a theory that's correct when someone else says it's not true. I bought 2 50 packs earlier this game cycle and got no diamonds. I bought 2 50 packs last week and got 4 diamonds ... it's random. Random is random. I'm also not saying go buy packs either. It's a waste of stubs. You're going to lose in the long run most times. I just like opening packs, so I don't care.

No point in trying to talk with that guy everything is some big conspiracy theory with him lol

And I feel you on the pack opening it’s like my favorite part of the game. Even though I know majority of the time I know I’m going to lose but that feeling of seeing the diamond tint when you scroll to that last card is better than anything else that happens in this game

Love how you guys say conspiracy. Nothing to do with conspiracy.
It is Business101.

Sounds like you thought you walked into business 101 but got your class numbers confused and ended up in conspiracy theorists 301