Agree. I think the way to fix the Prestige Diamonds would be to allow offline, but require more innings for offline play, maybe even double....it SHOULD be hard to do offline I agree
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If he is, that will be an easy one to cross off the list.
Totally HR Derby, but its boring as HE11
@ebbets1957 said in The NOT Honus Collection:
@ilvmyjeep said in The NOT Honus Collection:
@rAtbAby407 said in The NOT Honus Collection:
Big Mac. The Chase for HR in a season.
McGwire is too one dimensional for this kind of collection reward. Outside of power, what else does he have to offer? Ruth would have more, or at the very least equal power, but Ruth would have max contact, vision, etc. And his speed, defense, etc. would be better than Mac’s too.
Big Mac would have been a perfect home run derby kind of collection reward because it was solely about power. He won the ‘92 derby and that collection would’ve been more suited to be his release.
You might feel different if the collection also includes Sosa and Maris.....I'll be pretty excited if that the case. With the ESPN Documentary "Long Gone Summer" about this chase 2 months ago, it makes sense. Also, pairing Mantle with Maris, and their historic chase of the Babe back in 1961. What if.....it was ALL of them? Including the Babe??? Hmmm.....
P.S. If the Babe were to be in it too, perhaps it would be an award card from his 1927 Season, so that they could still release his Sig Later.....so you'd be "chasing" Babe at 60, Maris at 61, Sosa at 66 and McGwire at 70. Heck, if they did this, they could do a Collect ALL to get Reggie Stocker! LOL!!!!!
Two Words......"Shark Week." Get ready for a lot of Conquest Packs
Man, I pulled Verlander out of the 2 FREE Headliners packs.....could not believe it. Enough to finish the last two HRD cards I needed for Trout. Only second 90+ Live Diamond I've pulled all year.....
Not sure if he's the best....but I sure like switch hitter 96 Matt Wieters...very underrated and best D.
People...(including myself)...might actually end up doing some work now in the office today! Oh No!
My biggest issue with TA is that last year, you could get 45 points for just collecting cards. Maybe that was a little too easy, but this year, IF you dont do showdown....it will just take forever. There should be more moments that can contribute toward affinity, and its just hilarious to me that you can only get 10 points for collecting a team set, but you then get all of the TA pack awards that are worthless cause they are locked.
More Moments would be nice for these......but I am not for lowering this total at all. I was able to from 70 to 120 on 18 teams over the past week with no problem, and pulled several Diamond from the packs I got in the process. Probably cost 10-15K on average I think (well worth it for the quality of these prospect cards. They need to make it some what difficult.....otherwise everyone would do it in 5 minutes....
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I thought I wouldnt even try it (I never have any other time they did it) but......decided to try conquest extreme, and it was pretty easy with only the first 6 games on either AS or Veteran if you get lucky. If you do the conquest extreme, and can do 4 of the moments (recommend Pujols 2's, 1HR, 8 HR with Griffey, Shohei is a unicorn and likely either the Wood 20 K's OR Delgado 10 TB for the 4th one. If you just do these, and get Wood to P4 and one set of 25K PXP, you get to Aroldis Chapman, and that is as far as I will go, as the rest of those moments stink and Showdown Extreme, absolutely no way I'm doing that! But most players should at least be able to get to the best LH Closer in the game, which is super cool.
Man, Degrom has had an insane month of August. 29 IP, 14H, 2 BB, 46 K's, 0.54 WHIP. With Madden releasing, and SDS maybe wanting to make a big splash to get players back to grind, Degrom would be a perfect 99 Lightning card.
If I start now, and get to the point of the Mini Season playoffs before Monday, does the mini season reset OR when the new rewards are released, will I just be able to play thru the remaining playoff games for the new rewards? (If the rewards are based on winning a mini seasons championship like before?)
If so, I am thinking I will play through a mini seasons regular season this weekend the prepare for this.
Thanks in advance.
I ended up selling most of them at their top prices, but bought back a few recently close to quick sell. My two favorite hitters have been CG Garrett Mitchell and CF/IF Austin Martin. Mitchell is very underrated, has a great power swing and that speed and defense is second to no one. Martin has Trea Turner's swing type and mashes (and can play so man positions. If you need an incredible CF platoon, these two are amazing.
I actually like Peraza better than Foscue at 2b as well, Peraza gets Diamond Shield at parrelell 2 and his speed, along with his well balanced contact and power is fantastic.
Lastly, Kahlil Watson has an open stance similar to Adam Dunn, and just rakes.
@bodamescapeplan said in Bryson OR Kahlil?:
If you got the Stubs, buy both and see whose swing you like more.
Not a bad thought, or just get one first and sell if I don't like. I bought Kahlil Watson first. I just love his top level speed at SS and his crazy power in such a small frame (5'7). He'll be a heck of a leadoff hitter (and if he's not, i'll sell him and try Bryson)
Thanks for all of the responses.
Trying to decide between Bryson Stott and Kahlil Watson. What are your guys experiences with them. How do you like their swings? Very similar cards, but curious as to what your gameplay has been like with them before choosing.
Thanks in advance.
@dolenz_psn said in Well......it's Devers.:
Congrats to Devers and those who wanted him to win, although I am confused. I knew Goldschmidt was out since he was just given a 91 overall card. But Devers has a 90 overall card so I don't see a a lot of difference there. Why one would get lightning and the other would get passed over is a little baffling.
Devers had a great month of May though so at least it is not another Rizzo situation.
Wouldn't be surprised to See Goldy get a +5 in this Friday's roster update
Raffy Devers had same WAR as goldy in June. He will most likely be the lighting card. If not him then Harper. Ain’t gonna be a pitcher unless it was someone like Verlander…..
My guess is that they begin a Stub Sale on XBOX June 2nd to try to prop the market up. With the release of ALL of the new FREE 95's, Most of these lower lever cards will become unusable, and there ONLY value will be for the BIG Collection.
There are currently "Nine" Cards currently on the market that are "(95 or higher).
With the massive influx of FREE new 95's and With the new market minimums, IF the Collection reward is not a massive card, my guess is that there will be a MASSIVE Selloff on friday, especially with the BIG Dog packs and headliner card cards (And likely 95's like Pujols, and Betts, who will be no better then cards you can now get for free). Sig Series and Awards may be immune to this, since there are so few of those.
Not to mention that if I were a betting man, that there will most likely be a Flash Sale Friday as well, which will drive down prices even more. For me, there is just no collection reward right now worth locking in probably close to a million stubs (Well, maybe a 99 Chipper or Griffey, but I don't think we'll see that level of card this early.....more likely a 99 Miggy), for "ONE" Card. No way. I'm selling high, and will wait until later to complete the Babe and whomever the collection reward is.......