I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends

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I was under the impression this year would be showcasing a lot of the players that a large group of the players here watched growing up. Instead it’s been mostly the same old guys rolled out from yesteryear.

Here are some suggestions:

  1. Juan Gonzales
  2. Ruben Sierra
  3. Ron Gant
  4. Darren Daulton
  5. Ray Lankford
  6. Cecil Fielder
  7. David Justice
  8. Manny Ramirez
  9. Mo Vaughn
  10. Randy Johnson
  11. Pedro Martinez
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It's April...And there are 25 legends already released that have not been in the game before...I feel like you've just got unrealistic expectations.

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Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

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@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

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@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

It's April...And there are 25 legends already released that have not been in the game before...I feel like you've just got unrealistic expectations.

Yeah we have some decent names this year. Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine, Sheffield, Biggio, Ryan Klesko, Tino Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Todd Helton, John Olerud, Al Leiter are all from my era plus we have the return of J-Roll, Big Papi etc. I’m totally not mad about the new legends, having been complaining that there are too many old time cards released as opposed to more recent legends from the 90s and early 00s. I’d love more, Randy Johnson, Mark McGwire, Pedro, Sammy Sosa, Barry “I’ll never be in your stupid game” Bonds, tons more of them. But I’m not complaining about what we’ve received so far this year.

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@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

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@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

Don't expect any power output anytime soon. He only hits homeruns in years that end in 7. (1 home run in 1987, 1 home run in 1997...his only career home runs). How did this guy play for 17 years?

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They said they were going 90s-2000s legends for new legends, not necessarily for the release cards. The only older legends we have got for new legends have been George Foster, Dwight Evans, and Mantle. The latter of which was one of the most requested legends. I don’t really like them releasing the same old cards either but what can you do? They pay for the rights and have to get these guys some cards somehow

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There are currently 110 legends that have cards in the game. Using a cutoff date of 1990 (Must have been playing in MLB past that date)

72 have played past 1990

38 did not play in the 90s and forward

So that is 65% players that have played in the 90's forward.

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@the_dragon1912 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

I don’t really like them releasing the same old cards either but what can you do? They pay for the rights and have to get these guys some cards somehow

Player's best years aren't going to change over time. In addition, there are some favored card designs (It's not an accident that there's a LOT of cards from 1987)

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Imo I just want lots of legends whether it be Cap Anson or Ichiro. I just want more cards to use

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@SaveFarris said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@the_dragon1912 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

I don’t really like them releasing the same old cards either but what can you do? They pay for the rights and have to get these guys some cards somehow

Player's best years aren't going to change over time. In addition, there are some favored card designs (It's not an accident that there's a LOT of cards from 1987)

Exactly. We aren’t going to stop getting 2013 Chris Davis and 2011 Matt Kemp, because those were far and away their best years.

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Dont forget about that Tebow card we also have. Its pretty legendary

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@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

Don't expect any power output anytime soon. He only hits homeruns in years that end in 7. (1 home run in 1987, 1 home run in 1997...his only career home runs). How did this guy play for 17 years?

One of if not the worst player in history to have a career longer than 10 years

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Where is my Mackey Sasser card?

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@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

Don't expect any power output anytime soon. He only hits homeruns in years that end in 7. (1 home run in 1987, 1 home run in 1997...his only career home runs). How did this guy play for 17 years?

One of if not the worst player in history to have a career longer than 10 years

17 seasons...896 games played...he played in less than a third of the time...Now I'm getting interested...he must have been a great guy or something...

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@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

Don't expect any power output anytime soon. He only hits homeruns in years that end in 7. (1 home run in 1987, 1 home run in 1997...his only career home runs). How did this guy play for 17 years?

One of if not the worst player in history to have a career longer than 10 years

17 seasons...896 games played...he played in less than a third of the time...Now I'm getting interested...he must have been a great guy or something...

He was a good bunter which was all the rage back then. He also fielded decently.
He did coffee runs quickly and accurately, and would shine shoes during day games.
He also made a fierce casserole

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I have to think them going cross console will give theme more money to get more legends

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The content of players in this game is not an issue for me. I think SDS has done a great job with content, and the graphics in the game are superb. I just wish they would make pitching and fielding more rewarding to user input.

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@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Nanthrax_1 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@WiryHooligan22 said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

@Dudeman22_ said in I thought we were getting away from 80% old legends:

Do people still not understand they can’t just put in whatever legends they feel like? I know it sucks getting the same cards from previous years but they can’t just make whoever they want

This plus there is just a finite amount of really talented players. I don't think anybody'll be lining up for a -0.2 career WAR Rafael Belliard...

I've been dying for a Rafael Belliard card. Itching for a useless bench bat. His card would literally have no bat at all. He'd just stand in the box with his hands in his pockets

Don't expect any power output anytime soon. He only hits homeruns in years that end in 7. (1 home run in 1987, 1 home run in 1997...his only career home runs). How did this guy play for 17 years?

One of if not the worst player in history to have a career longer than 10 years

17 seasons...896 games played...he played in less than a third of the time...Now I'm getting interested...he must have been a great guy or something...

He was a good bunter which was all the rage back then. He also fielded decently.
He did coffee runs quickly and accurately, and would shine shoes during day games.
He also made a fierce casserole

For those who like the movie 300, his middle name Leonidas so he probably had a fierce battle roar which helped distract other teams and led to late inning rallies. He also had a pretty interesting nickname according to baseball-reference (Pac-Man) which means he was probably either pretty good at playing the game (Atari was big in the 80’s) or he would run around the clubhouse making nom-nom noises chasing after ghosts like the Ghostbusters (another 80’s staple). And he is also the cousin of the slightly more well-known Ronnie Belliard (whom I always referred to as Manny Ramirez-Lite).

Dude was destined for a long career with facts like that!