What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?

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Obviously, these are probably a pretty long way off from releasing (I'm thinking mid-July), I've been thinking about this the past few days and I think Team Affinity 3 should finally be the meaty content drop we've all been waiting for. I think there's a very good chance that Stage 4 will be each team's "Finest" card. This makes sense for a few reasons...

  • It'll be releasing in the Fall, so in all likelihood late-September/early October, and that is usually the time of year SDS releases The Show's "Finest" series of cards.

  • Last year, we got a "Finest" series card for each team. Instead of doing packs, I think it makes sense to tie these into Team Affinity.

So, with that said, what could we be getting in stage 3 of Team Affinity? I've got my fingers crossed that we'll get a high-90s (95-98?) Signature Series, Prime, or All-Star cards. If that's what it ends up being, we could see some really sweet cards that I think we've all been patiently waiting for.

I've made a mock-up list of who I think could be included if this is the direction they go in. I could be way off on a lot of these, and hopefully you'll chime in and let me know who we could see for your favorite team. I'm also hoping that the developers will maybe come across this thread and possibly give them some ideas of who we all want to see.

Without further ado, here's my guesses for each team:

  • Baltimore Orioles
    Manny Machado - 96 OVR (2015 Prime All-Star)

  • Boston Red Sox
    David Ortiz - 96 OVR (2006 Prime Silver Slugger Hardware)

  • New York Yankees
    Mariano Rivera - 97 OVR (2005 Prime All-Star)

  • Tampa Bay Rays
    David Price - 97 OVR (2012 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • Toronto Blue Jays
    Josh Donaldson - 98 OVR (2015 Prime AL MVP Hardware)

  • Chicago White Sox
    Mark Buehrle - 95 OVR (2005 Prime All-Star)

  • Cleveland Indians
    Omar Vizquel - 96 OVR (1999 Prime Gold Glove Hardware)

  • Detroit Tigers
    Jack Morris - 95 OVR (1986 Prime Impact Veteran)

  • Kansas City Royals
    Zack Greinke - 97 OVR (2009 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • Minnesota Twins
    Rod Carew - 97 OVR (1977 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Los Angeles Angels
    Vladimir Guerrero - 98 OVR (2004 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Oakland Athletics
    Jason Giambi - 97 OVR (2000 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Seattle Mariners
    Felix Hernandez - 96 OVR (2010 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • Texas Rangers
    Michael Young - 96 OVR (2004 Prime All-Star)

  • Houston Astros
    Mike Scott - 95 OVR (1986 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • Atlanta Braves
    Andruw Jones - 97 OVR (2005 Prime All-Star)

  • Miami Marlins
    Giancarlo Stanton - 97 OVR (2017 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Washington Nationals
    Bryce Harper - 96 OVR (2015 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • New York Mets
    Al Leiter - 95 OVR (2000 Prime All-Star)

  • Philadelphia Phillies
    Jimmy Rollins - 97 OVR (2007 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Chicago Cubs
    Bruce Sutter - 95 OVR (1979 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • Cincinnati Reds
    George Foster - 97 OVR (1977 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Milwaukee Brewers
    Ryan Braun - 95 OVR (2011 Prime MVP Hardware)

  • Pittsburgh Pirates
    Jason Kendall - 96 OVR (1998 Prime All-Star)

  • St. Louis Cardinals
    Adam Wainwright - 96 OVR (2010 Prime All-Star)

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    Steve Finley - 96 OVR (1999 Prime Gold Glove Hardware)

  • Colorado Rockies
    Dante Bichette - 95 OVR (1995 Prime All-Star)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers
    Orel Hershiser - 97 OVR (1988 Prime Cy Young Hardware)

  • San Diego Padres
    Ryan Klesko - 95 OVR (2001 Prime All-Star)

  • San Francisco Giants
    Matt Williams - 96 OVR (1994 Prime Gold Glove Hardware)

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I think if it’s a mid July release it would be all star cards since that’s when the asg would’ve been

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I agree with the post above. I’m thinking it would have been an all star from this year’s all star game. Without an all star game, your suggestions seems just as good as any.

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Game will be dead before most people get those lol

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

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@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

Every year the game is outselling the year before. They are going cross platform for one simple fact. Money. There is no baseball game on Xbox and will make close to double the money just by going there. Why is that hard to see? It's a good business move. Doesn't take away from how many people are playing the game mid July

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@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

Every year the game is outselling the year before. They are going cross platform for one simple fact. Money. There is no baseball game on Xbox and will make close to double the money just by going there. Why is that hard to see? It's a good business move. Doesn't take away from how many people are playing the game mid July

Hmm but other games aren’t. Yet they aren’t on Xbox. Whatever makes you feel better though.

I do think TA3s will be strong players and TA program plus showdown was a great addition. I just like to take opportunities to call out the people doing a terrible job.

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

I think Sony agreed to make MLBTS for third parties to strongly hold onto what they have. The have a monopoly on the MLB baseball game market why allow another player to enter and allow them to impact your bottom line. In this case Sony agreed to make for other console in a move that will in all likely hood double if not triple there revenues on the game

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

They gave up exclusive rights because that’s what MLB wanted.

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

Every year the game is outselling the year before. They are going cross platform for one simple fact. Money. There is no baseball game on Xbox and will make close to double the money just by going there. Why is that hard to see? It's a good business move. Doesn't take away from how many people are playing the game mid July

Hmm but other games aren’t. Yet they aren’t on Xbox. Whatever makes you feel better though.

I do think TA3s will be strong players and TA program plus showdown was a great addition. I just like to take opportunities to call out the people doing a terrible job.

What does it have to do with me feeling better? It's pretty simple really. Money is what a game company is after and they are going to make more doing this. Do you really think this is the only one that this will happen to? Not really sure why it's so hard to see.

In MLB 18 and 19, the worst games before this one, was there still loads of players playing the game in July? Every time I tried to play a game, there is people playing and rarely play the same one twice. What do I know though? At least after posting, I feel better

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@DriveByTrucker17 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

They gave up exclusive rights because that’s what MLB wanted.

Plus, Sony still makes the game, owns the license, and will make more money from this deal.

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

Every year the game is outselling the year before. They are going cross platform for one simple fact. Money. There is no baseball game on Xbox and will make close to double the money just by going there. Why is that hard to see? It's a good business move. Doesn't take away from how many people are playing the game mid July

Hmm but other games aren’t. Yet they aren’t on Xbox. Whatever makes you feel better though.

I do think TA3s will be strong players and TA program plus showdown was a great addition. I just like to take opportunities to call out the people doing a terrible job.

Lol what other games? There is no other sports game that is console specific and anything that is console specific, isn’t a yearly release and doesn’t have the ability to outsell itself. Everybody else makes it look easy to call this game out while you do a terrible job.

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I'd rather us get a Trevor Story Silver Slugger card. Just please, no more prospects. Shovel face has overstayed his welcome, 15-19 is long enough for Dante to represent the Rockies. We got Helton which is awesome, and I think his SS card will be the final in the Rockies affinity (with a Nolan Platinum Glove along the way) but I'm okay with not getting Dante.

I'll take Walker and Galarraga tho. Or he'll give me a silver Ryan Spilbourgh

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@DriveByTrucker17 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

They gave up exclusive rights because that’s what MLB wanted.

It's funny people think it's going multi platform because of anything other than their overlords wanted it to be.

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

TS 19 was the best selling baseball video game in history and 2020 already beat that in April. Yeah you can say the "stay at home" stuff is a reason for the higher sales this year, but considering 19 was such a great seller I am pretty sure 20 was gonna beat it anyways. So yeah, more people are playing this game then ever. And every year there is a considerable fall off from March/April to August/Sept. That is just normal for any game.

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@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Rabid55Wolverine said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

@Untchable704 said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

Game will be dead before most people get those lol

Every year someone says the game will be dead. It'll still be going strong though will be less players than before

You think this game is going strong? Lol. I’m guessing PlayStation gave up exclusive rights because of how strong it was going?

Ummmm, San Diego Studios is an arm of Sony. It’s owned by SIE. They didn’t sell the franchise, they’re still making the game. I think you’re confused.

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@Ikasnu said in What type of cards do you think we'll get for Stage 3 of Team Affinity?:

I'd rather us get a Trevor Story Silver Slugger card. Just please, no more prospects. Shovel face has overstayed his welcome, 15-19 is long enough for Dante to represent the Rockies. We got Helton which is awesome, and I think his SS card will be the final in the Rockies affinity (with a Nolan Platinum Glove along the way) but I'm okay with not getting Dante.

I'll take Walker and Galarraga tho. Or he'll give me a silver Ryan Spilbourgh

How about a Vinny Castilla?

But otherwise, what world have I been transported to where Kendall and Michael Young had seasons worthy of 96 rated cards?

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