Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing

The title is pretty self-explanatory. If you could choose 5 more signature series cards (that SDS has the rights to) to still arrive before we move onto MLB 20, which ones would you choose?

For myself, the list would the following:

Orel Hershiser

  • Realistically speaking, even if he did get a SS card they wouldn't be able to boost his /9's much (career best WHIP 1.052 and K/9 6.5) unless they totally abandon reality, but we could still expect some increases to his 92 version even with respect /9's. We might also see a bit of a boost to his fastball velocity, break and stamina.

Brett Saberhagen

  • Statistically speaking - and also accolades-wise - Saberhagen had a significantly better career than Hershiser (also compared to most other pitchers). His '89 season was actually very good with a WHIP of 0.961 and a FIP of 2.45 - his K/9 that year wasn't anything insane (6.6) but he got it up to 7.5 at his best.

  • We could expect to see a quite a high H/9 stat and quite a bit lower K/9 stat with great control. In his early years he could also throw quite hard so we could expect his fastball to reach 97 mph (especially given how SS cards have been boosted).

Goose Gossage

  • This would be close to what his immortal card was last year - nearly perfect P/9's and better control than his 95 version.

Andruw Jones

  • This is a highly anticipated card (also by me), but realistically speaking he probably wouldn't make into any other teams than theme lineups at this point (his contact and vision would simply be too low). This is probably why SDS added his 91 card so early as it actually gave a nice window to use his card when there wasn't that many better options out there.

Rob Dibble

  • This is just a personal favorite of mine - we could expect small increases into his /9's, but I suppose for him to be included into most people's lineups SDS would have to give him a change-up (after which he would be an absolute beast).

Ben Zobrist.

Among Rays players currently in the game, he’s the second best all time behind Longoria.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Ben Zobrist.

Among Rays players currently in the game, he’s the second best all time behind Longoria.

What type of attributes and overall would you expect to see?

In terms of his career numbers, clearly the '09 season was his best (which is the card we currently have). Where would you expect to see increases or would you just expect him to be slightly better at everything?

@SefarR said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Ben Zobrist.

Among Rays players currently in the game, he’s the second best all time behind Longoria.

What type of attributes and overall would you expect to see?

In terms of his career numbers, clearly the '09 season was his best (which is the card we currently have). Where would you expect to see increases or would you just expect him to be slightly better at everything?

Just better at everything. Normally I would’ve said he’d be a 95 overall based on what Longoria got. But considering Paul Konerko gets a 98 somehow, and because of how late in the year it is, I think he’d be closer to a 97 at this point. I’m not saying he should be that high, because he shouldn’t be higher than Longoria, but that’s just based off what other lesser players have gotten and how late in the year it is.

Cliff lee I don’t know why They added him to just give him 1 diamond

@STI1489 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Cliff lee I don’t know why They added him to just give him 1 diamond

He has 2 diamonds.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

@STI1489 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Cliff lee I don’t know why They added him to just give him 1 diamond

He has 2 diamonds.

Saberhagen....i pitch very well with him...can only imagine how dominant a Sig card would be

A 99 giambi with some better vision(not entirely deserved but it's the juiced cards ERA) contact, and lefty hitting skills would be pretty nice.

Hershiser has to be number 1 for me. Other than that, there’s only 3 active players in the top 25 in active WAR that don’t have a sig card: Betts, Zobrist, and Gardner. They should all have one. Zobrist more than the other two because Betts is still young/doesn’t have a lot of service time and Gardner is a product of longevity and being good for a long time but not great. Zobrist would be useful. Betts and Garner not so much( Betts won’t have 2B as a secondary)

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

@STI1489 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Cliff lee I don’t know why They added him to just give him 1 diamond

He has 2 diamonds.

that's right forgot about the Indians one since the Philly version was the only semi usable one.
an SS lee I think would have 115-125 BB/9, 90-110 H/9, 85-100 K/9, and a bunch of nasty movement

SS kenny lofton would be a nightmare to face I think

Warren Spahn is another one they haven't added.

Another current player that they could give a SS is JD Martinez. Why not? Boost that fielding and give the people the glitch they deserve.

David Wright and Goose

@SefarR said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

The title is pretty self-explanatory. If you could choose 5 more signature series cards (that SDS has the rights to) to still arrive before we move onto MLB 20, which ones would you choose?

For myself, the list would the following:

Orel Hershiser

  • Realistically speaking, even if he did get a SS card they wouldn't be able to boost his /9's much (career best WHIP 1.052 and K/9 6.5) unless they totally abandon reality, but we could still expect some increases to his 92 version even with respect /9's. We might also see a bit of a boost to his fastball velocity, break and stamina.

Brett Saberhagen

  • Statistically speaking - and also accolades-wise - Saberhagen had a significantly better career than Hershiser (also compared to most other pitchers). His '89 season was actually very good with a WHIP of 0.961 and a FIP of 2.45 - his K/9 that year wasn't anything insane (6.6) but he got it up to 7.5 at his best.

  • We could expect to see a quite a high H/9 stat and quite a bit lower K/9 stat with great control. In his early years he could also throw quite hard so we could expect his fastball to reach 97 mph (especially given how SS cards have been boosted.

Statistically and accolades wise, saberhagen was not significantly better at all. Almost identical actually.

Both carried teams to a world series, both were 3x all stars, Bret had 2 Cy Youngs and finished in the top 5 once other than that, Orel with 1, and 3 other top 5 finishes. Both have near identical career WAR, with Bret slightly better FIP and ERA+.

They're very close! Actually a nice comp between the 2.

Altuve....c'mon...gotta have a better Altuve.

SS Goose Gossage
SS David Wright
SS Carlos Beltran
SS Orlando Cepeda
SS Dave Winfield

Completely unsure of the rights for Wright, Beltran, or Winfield, but I know they were all in '17 and some in '18. I loved Winfield's swing and vision

@LankyRyan said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

SS Goose Gossage
SS David Wright
SS Carlos Beltran
SS Orlando Cepeda
SS Dave Winfield

Completely unsure of the rights for Wright, Beltran, or Winfield, but I know they were all in '17 and some in '18. I loved Winfield's swing and vision

Yeah unfortunately SDS no longer has the rights to Wright, Beltran or Wilfield.... Especially Beltran would be an absolute beast...

@SefarR said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

@LankyRyan said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

SS Goose Gossage
SS David Wright
SS Carlos Beltran
SS Orlando Cepeda
SS Dave Winfield

Completely unsure of the rights for Wright, Beltran, or Winfield, but I know they were all in '17 and some in '18. I loved Winfield's swing and vision

Yeah unfortunately SDS no longer has the rights to Wright, Beltran or Wilfield.... Especially Beltran would be an absolute beast...

Thought that must've been the case what with them officially retiring (except Winfield). I still have PTSD from facing ticket counter Beltran in '17.

@RonnieGant1992 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:

Altuve....c'mon...gotta have a better Altuve.

Not really, no. His 2019 PS card is good enough.

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