After many attempts it’s over! 98 Mantle had 2 solo shots including the game winner. HRD Pujols had a 2 run homer as well. Funny this is I got past Chapman having a guy on 2nd and accidentally left the pitcher in to bat who hit a solid double with 1 out left.
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And I didn't buy any stubs from stimulus money. Had incredible pack luck this year which is what made it happen. Pulled Trout, Cole, Acuna x2, Springer x2, Scherzer, Rendon and Freeman. All from free packs. I picked up Trout in the first few days of release from working the marked so sold the one I pulled. From stimulus money I ordered a monitor so waiting on that.
of course after I finally finished them last night
I'll eventually get everyone one of these cards for the sake of trying them out and see if there's someone that just works for me that hasn't in the past. I think this is a W for a program and how juiced the attributes are. Oswalt is going to be deadly if he's anything like his top card was last year. Also can't wait to put Finley in CF. I've always raked with him.
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This was hard for sure but it's possible. If you can, draft switch hitters and righties. I swung with circle and hit plenty of HR's
Is that the contact button? I'm on X-Box and only recently discovered that there was a contact swing
Yes just contact swing. Against RJ I hit a 2 run dinger with a bronze player to win the game using contact swing.
For people that have been playing for months and don't have a single collection done, what are you doing with all the stubs you've gotten for free just playing the game?
I have used some to buy cards that I wanted that were either in packs or online rewards. I probably paid a premium for them by buying them quickly. I bought a couple of the All Star and HR packs but no others.
I have played since release. I play offline only. I have done all of the main programs but only up until the last boss pack. I did about half of the Other Programs.
Mostly I have been pretty frugal with my stubs. I have 1.4 million right now. As a Cardinals fan I will be doing the Finest Collection to get Goldschmidt. At current prices that alone will use about a 3rd of my stubs.
What will I do with the rest (roughly 1 million)? I honestly don't know but I know it is not enough to chase Mantle with.
Ok follow up question, have you completed programs? How many players do you need? Genuinely interested. It seems like at this point in the year if you've completed all the programs even only playing offline you should be really close
Not necessarily. Offline programs Only get you so fat when pretty much the entirety of the allstar, breakout, rookie, veteran, and 2nd half collection are BR or event rewards. If one stops at the boss pack and doesn't sell any cards they would only be about halfway close on Future Stars, FOTF, and Jackie. The only collections you are likely to have from entirely offline play with no flipping or buying cards specifically for collections are POTM , most of topps now, and postseason.
The only real way to be close without specifically preparing for it is to have completed every event and BR program. Combine those 2 with flipping and you have people like me who have every single card(and I've flipped a whole lot less than last year, events is a massive stub maker)
Fair enough. I guess I play enough online to have collected just about every player. I haven't flipped any cards since completing the LS collection 3 weeks into the game. I'm doing a little experiment to see how many stubs you can get from 1,000 packs. I have 663 right now from programs and mini-seasons. Should have 1,000 by the end of next week and 1 million stubs. So if I can sell everything I pull I might be able to hit 5 million stubs and look at getting every player I'm missing.
If you are NMS, don’t flip and strictly play online…then you play ALOT of online to have finished Mantle right away. Some people just don’t grind like that man, seems like you log dozens of hours a week
I don't strictly play online and I flip a lot of cards to finish the LS collection every year. This is basically the only game I play and I don't watch much TV. I started playing BR which helped tremendously to finish collections and I play the events. This year has been super easy to collect. I now have every diamond player in the game. And yes I play probably a dozen hours a week for sure.
The new program has 4 repeatable mission
Pxp with Rookie, Vet, AS and Breakout series players
750 pxp is required for 4 points.
This should make the program go quickly as you don't need to focus on one player just the series.
My first draft I got 3 Rookies, 2 BO and 3 Vets
Pitchers will help that number go real quick
Yeah pitching is how to quickly get pxp. I started 1 game with a rookie and got 400 pxp.
I honestly think the freeze off problem is why (unless you're trying to make WS) wins don't matter this year in RS. Just get your innings and move on. I quit a freeze off last night even though I was winning and at home. Opponent refused to quit so I did so I could just get to the next game. I'm not going to make WS so I'm not concerned about my record. It only irritates me in BR or events where wins do matter. Next year they should make events more like BR so you can still get the rewards without really needing to win. Just complete missions to get points so freeze offs don't hurt so bad.