Cost of Tatis Jr.

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So in the MA program, you get 7 non sellable Topps Now cards. That leaves 28 left that you have to lock into the collection. I realize that you get a boatload of them free in packs, but according to my math, the cost of you locking in those cards for Tatis and Castellanos is about 400K stubs.
That Tatis card looks dope, but is it worth it? How are y’all playing with his card so far? Really debating if I should lock in for him or take the stubs and run!

On a related note, if you lock in those cards for collection can you still quick sell those diamonds for 5K?

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Everyone is different, but what I did was grind out what I could, finish the program and then lock in.

Bought Sale off the market and played ranked.

Matched with an absolute YouTube goon “Fittest Gamers” and rage quit after he hit a bomb with Sheffield off me in inning one.

Seemed like he would have done big things if I ever played this POS game again though.

Doubt you can quick sell.

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I’d rather wait it out, that’s a lot of stubs to commit to a potm. End game or not.

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If you look at it from the perspective of the cards being “free” from some grinding, it’s easier to lock them in for an end game SS. Castellanos is a real nice card too. Depends on what you want/need I guess. At this point in the game I think a lot of people have a lot of stubs or cards they can sell to make stubs. If you’re hurting for stubs and have other needs you might want to sell.

You can’t quicksell the diamonds you lock in.

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@Mike__Honcho_361 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

If you look at it from the perspective of the cards being “free” from some grinding, it’s easier to lock them in for an end game SS. Castellanos is a real nice card too. Depends on what you want/need I guess. At this point in the game I think a lot of people have a lot of stubs or cards they can sell to make stubs. If you’re hurting for stubs and have other needs you might want to sell.

You can’t quicksell the diamonds you lock in.

I’ve also noticed that once you lock a card, you can’t even trade it for Team Affinity. When they start telling me I can’t give away a card, that’s when I stop spending money. I promise you they won’t get another dime out of me!! EVER!!

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I had 15 locked in before I started the program. 3 to 4 hours later, casually playing, I was done and had made stubs. So it all depends. I mean most these TN cards are 6k to 14k. So even if you have to straight purchase 20 of them, which sounds like way too many, that is still only around 200k

Oh, and technically, I know it might not make a difference to you now, but all the TN cards were free anyways. because you can get way more than what you need for free from the TN Moments and the free packs in this program. So if you did the moments and sold them off and dont have them now, then you already got stubs for them. So buying them back isnt really costing you stubs.

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I had all the Topps Now prior to the program dropping so with the reward packs I made back 150k in stubs plus another 150k from Giolito investing so overall maybe 200k for the Tatis.

Also this year these Topps Now cards are viable and not the cast off cards from 19. So while yes 200k-400k for Tatis is alot from a singular point there is alot more value in that price range then say 200k on Dustin Pedroia and is WS reward card

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Ok here is the math plain and simple so pay attention. You get 13 total tops now cards from completing the moments. Everyone had the opportunity to get a free Lucas Giolito. Now you’re up to 14. Everyone had the opportunity to collect Amir Garrett at the beginning of the season so now we’re at 15. When the POTM program launched guess what guys they duplicated your tops now packs from the whole month. So now you have 13 additional tops now cards bringing your total to 28. Add in the 7 POTM cards in the program and you’ve collected 35 cards which oddly enough is exactly what you needed for the collection. Guess what, Tatis could be had for free. No investment what so ever. Now if you choose to sell those cards as you get them, well that’s on you and you can play with garbage SS for the remainder of the games lifecycle. Yes Tatis is worth every stub you spend but he could’ve been had for free if you were patient.

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@rAtbAby407 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

Everyone is different, but what I did was grind out what I could, finish the program and then lock in.

Bought Sale off the market and played ranked.

Matched with an absolute YouTube goon “Fittest Gamers” and rage quit after he hit a bomb with Sheffield off me in inning one.

Seemed like he would have done big things if I ever played this POS game again though.

Doubt you can quick sell.

Interesting. Were u really giving advice to OP? First paragraph makes sense, rest is a not so subtle irrelevant rant.

If the stubs are needed and you dont like tatis take em. I dont have a problem personally locking in cards i got from playing to get tatis and castellanos.
No u cant quick sell after

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@mjfc_363 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

I’ve also noticed that once you lock a card, you can’t even trade it for Team Affinity. When they start telling me I can’t give away a card,

You can give away a card all you want. You just can't profit from a card you already received a reward for locking in. Hence the word "lock".

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@smalltownkid1990 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

So in the MA program, you get 7 non sellable Topps Now cards. That leaves 28 left that you have to lock into the collection. I realize that you get a boatload of them free in packs, but according to my math, the cost of you locking in those cards for Tatis and Castellanos is about 400K stubs.
That Tatis card looks dope, but is it worth it? How are y’all playing with his card so far? Really debating if I should lock in for him or take the stubs and run!

On a related note, if you lock in those cards for collection can you still quick sell those diamonds for 5K?

I got 4 dupes from the MA program and only had 2 buy one from the market. And that's after selling 2 from the free packs weeks ago. Unless you have sold every card from these free topps packs you shouldn't have to spend anymore than 40k or so.

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Tatis only cost me 942 stubs and I'm still not happy about it!

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I think at the end of the day how you see value in your investment is really the main factor. Since I was playing the moments 2 get the 2 or 3 free cards the buying the others the investment wasnt a huge impact.

Overall for this program I made 200k, I know have 40+ cards rated 92+ and 2 99s overall that's pretty good bang for my buck

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

Ok here is the math plain and simple so pay attention. You get 13 total tops now cards from completing the moments. Everyone had the opportunity to get a free Lucas Giolito. Now you’re up to 14. Everyone had the opportunity to collect Amir Garrett at the beginning of the season so now we’re at 15. When the POTM program launched guess what guys they duplicated your tops now packs from the whole month. So now you have 13 additional tops now cards bringing your total to 28. Add in the 7 POTM cards in the program and you’ve collected 35 cards which oddly enough is exactly what you needed for the collection. Guess what, Tatis could be had for free. No investment what so ever. Now if you choose to sell those cards as you get them, well that’s on you and you can play with garbage SS for the remainder of the games lifecycle. Yes Tatis is worth every stub you spend but he could’ve been had for free if you were patient.

Exactly I just took everything they gave for free and actually was able to sell a few TN I had and didn’t need. So got Tatis, Castellanos and some stubs back. Win

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@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

I think at the end of the day how you see value in your investment is really the main factor. Since I was playing the moments 2 get the 2 or 3 free cards the buying the others the investment wasnt a huge impact.

Overall for this program I made 200k, I know have 40+ cards rated 92+ and 2 99s overall that's pretty good bang for my buck

I agree, because I was smart to buy up the tops now from previous weeks, when they dropped the POTM program where they duplicated what they originally gave us through the moments I was able to make over 200k in profit from everyone panic buying the tops now cards to complete a collection that could’ve been had for free if they had been patient.

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Bottom line Tatis (other than your time grinding) is free. You are able to grind moments and receive 35 TN/MA cards. If one did all that you also gained Stubbs just by playing while unlocking TN cards that cost nothing.

Just because x card is worth y amount on the market doesn’t mean it’s costing you anything if you paid zero for the card in the first place.

The question you could ask is “Is Tatis worth the 200k or so stubs I could accumulate by selling off my TN cards?” and that answer would be take Tatis every time.

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I didn't spend a single stub on him. I think I never sold any of the Topps Now cards and those added up with the ones you get in the program was plenty to do the collection.

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@Oachs83 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

Bottom line Tatis (other than your time grinding) is free. You are able to grind moments and receive 35 TN cards. If one did all that you also gained Stubbs just by playing while unlocking TN cards that cost nothing.

Just because x card is worth y amount on the market doesn’t mean it’s costing you anything if you paid zero for the card in the first place.

The question you could ask is “Is Tatis worth the 200k or so stubs I could accumulate by selling off my TN cards?” and that answer would be take Tatis every time.

Thing is I made 200k profit because I bought every tops now prior to the price skyrocketing. So when the Dups dropped in the POTM program I sold them for anywhere from 12k to nearly 25k made over 200k profit not 200k all together.

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@smalltownkid1990 said in Cost of Tatis Jr.:

So in the MA program, you get 7 non sellable Topps Now cards. That leaves 28 left that you have to lock into the collection. I realize that you get a boatload of them free in packs, but according to my math, the cost of you locking in those cards for Tatis and Castellanos is about 400K stubs.
That Tatis card looks dope, but is it worth it? How are y’all playing with his card so far? Really debating if I should lock in for him or take the stubs and run!

On a related note, if you lock in those cards for collection can you still quick sell those diamonds for 5K?

I got 4 dupes from the MA program and only had 2 buy one from the market. And that's after selling 2 from the free packs weeks ago. Unless you have sold every card from these free topps packs you shouldn't have to spend anymore than 40k or so.

I got the Tatis card for free, I did all the moments and the mission I did not sell any of the previous cards needed. 0 stubs spent to get Tatis.

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Yeah I sold a few of the high priced ones that I bought when the prices were about 7-9k. Rosario I sold for 20k so an easy 10k profit. I had 4 Gioletto which I wish I had not sold when I saw his market tanking cause now he is going for 14k. I had most of them from buying them on the market so any of the ones that I don't have I pick up in the packs and sell the ones I do have. I made about 100k this weekend just selling the cards I got in the packs. I even pulled a Diamond out of the twitch pack. Saw NL starting pitcher and was thinking holy [censored] I got Degrom or Scherzer. Womp Womp forgot Lugo went Diamond and was now a SP

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