Signature Series Chris Sale

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First, does anyone see his price coming back down at all? I sold for 260k like right before the stub sale, and was hoping his price would come back down...but not looking good

Second, for those that have used him on HOF/Legend, is he worth the price tag? When I’ve faced him, it was rather easily to pick up his pitches so I’m hesitant on picking him up for that price if there are more effective pitchers out there.

Appreciate the responses! Go Reds!

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I really want to try him out too, but feel like there is no way a pitcher without a sinker, cutter, or outlier is worth more than 50k in this game.

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I'm really bummed about cards like him being so flipping expensive. It's like how I was never able to get my hands on the SS Ty Cobb last year, last I played 19 he was going for over 600,000 stubs. Just infuriating.

Pssst....Go Tigers!

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I thought he wasn’t going to be worth the price tag due to lack of a 5th pitch and his attributes.

I’m like 34-5 with a 1.40 ERA with him. Feller is like a 2.30 ERA and the rest of my pitchers are above 3-4 ERA (and much higher). . So Sale has been way more dominant than any other pitcher I’ve used all year.

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He's a stud.

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Sale has been phenomenal for me simply put.

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Damnit lol that makes me want to buy him back now, but his price has soared in the last 12 hours...

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So my son and his older son play in the same age bracket on different travel ball teams. He is super low key and genuinely nice. So every year when I get his card it messes with me because I think if I see him and I pitch poorly with his card, I will want to apologize. It would probably go like, "Hey Chris, so I was in an All Star level game and I tried to go high fastball, low slider, but I mysteriously hung the slider and it got blasted out of Shippet Stadium, next thing you know DJ Air Horn sounds three times and I lose". Given now nice he is, I am guessing he would tell me that I will simply, "gittem next time slugger".

Not sure that story helps you value the card but if you buy him and suck, he would not be insulted.

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@allmustfall16 said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

I thought he wasn’t going to be worth the price tag due to lack of a 5th pitch and his attributes.

I’m like 34-5 with a 1.40 ERA with him. Feller is like a 2.30 ERA and the rest of my pitchers are above 3-4 ERA (and much higher). . So Sale has been way more dominant than any other pitcher I’ve used all year.

How does Feller and Sale compare to Walter and Nolan?

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@enyouartist1 said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@allmustfall16 said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

I thought he wasn’t going to be worth the price tag due to lack of a 5th pitch and his attributes.

I’m like 34-5 with a 1.40 ERA with him. Feller is like a 2.30 ERA and the rest of my pitchers are above 3-4 ERA (and much higher). . So Sale has been way more dominant than any other pitcher I’ve used all year.

How does Feller and Sale compare to Walter and Nolan?

Feller has more pitches. He’s been great. Walter Johnson is the only accurate flame thrower in the game, he’s been surprisingly good. Nolan Ryan is not usable for me. Zero control. Only way to win with him is against someone who can’t hit fastballs.

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Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

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How does Sale fare compared to the 98 Jesus card? Jesus has a sinker

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@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

agreed Lester not to good. What about Madison?

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@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

agreed Lester not to good. What about Madison?

He's very recent. I haven't tried him yet, and only faced him once. Probably a great card and more viable than Sale if you need a lefty. I didn't list every lefty. Hamels is there too.

I'm a Sale owner. I use him well, but I feel so much LESS confident pitching with him this year than in the past.

Closest comparison to Sale right now might be Lefty.

I find with Sale, you need to use both fastballs on both sides of the plate.

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@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

agreed Lester not to good. What about Madison?

He's very recent. I haven't tried him yet, and only faced him once. Probably a great card and more viable than Sale if you need a lefty. I didn't list every lefty. Hamels is there too.

I'm a Sale owner. I use him well, but I feel so much LESS confident pitching with him this year than in the past.

Closest comparison to Sale right now might be Lefty.

I find with Sale, you need to use both fastballs on both sides of the plate.

I hear you man. Was just curious if you used Madison. Im trying to get through the Event to get Madison cause Lester didnt pan out

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@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

agreed Lester not to good. What about Madison?

He's very recent. I haven't tried him yet, and only faced him once. Probably a great card and more viable than Sale if you need a lefty. I didn't list every lefty. Hamels is there too.

I'm a Sale owner. I use him well, but I feel so much LESS confident pitching with him this year than in the past.

Closest comparison to Sale right now might be Lefty.

I find with Sale, you need to use both fastballs on both sides of the plate.

I hear you man. Was just curious if you used Madison. Im trying to get through the Event to get Madison cause Lester didnt pan out

I used Mad [censored] end to end all year until September and then went back to him in December.

I just placed a buy order now. No thanks to event play for me. Not a fan of the 3 Inning game concept.

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@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@lazy_toast said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

@hoboadam said in Signature Series Chris Sale:

Sale is great, but he's great because of the lack of viable lefty SP not named Hal.

Hal is so dry and over exposed, that Sale can be refreshing to use.

We need other alternatives that are obtainable, but not vanilla.

Paxton isn't it. Glavine is too scarce. Leiter is good but we need our Guidry or even Spahn.

Lester is aweful. Fake Series cards like McKay are meh. Lodolo was effective but variety is still lacking IMHO.

agreed Lester not to good. What about Madison?

He's very recent. I haven't tried him yet, and only faced him once. Probably a great card and more viable than Sale if you need a lefty. I didn't list every lefty. Hamels is there too.

I'm a Sale owner. I use him well, but I feel so much LESS confident pitching with him this year than in the past.

Closest comparison to Sale right now might be Lefty.

I find with Sale, you need to use both fastballs on both sides of the plate.

I hear you man. Was just curious if you used Madison. Im trying to get through the Event to get Madison cause Lester didnt pan out

I used Mad [censored] end to end all year until September and then went back to him in December.

I just placed a buy order now. No thanks to event play for me. Not a fan of the 3 Inning game concept.

Yea im def. buying him if i dont get him from the events. I like the events. Sometimes I have limited time to play so its nice getting in a few games

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worth every penny.................

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