10 minutes absolutely sounds like enough time to determine a card's viability.
And no one in my house cares. So, I bought the beach ball pack on the first day and pulled rare round. Nolan was selling for the most, so I just sold him because I didn’t necessarily want/need any of them at the time. I didn’t buy another because I didn’t want to push my luck. Went ahead and bought Gagne in the market.
Fast forward a couple days and I decide I want Hornsby. Keep getting outbid. I decide, screw it. I cancel the buy order and decide to try my luck at the second beach ball pack. I mean, what’s 20k stubs at this point if I miss and just have to sell the base round. Then I see those 3 rare beauties come up. Hornsby is mine for almost 60k less than I was going to buy him. I was pumped. It’s the little victories in life.
Anyway, wanted to tell someone and know you all would actually understand the excitement.
For the sanity of your customer base, please make it so we don’t have to go out to the menu in multi-game moments. Please, please, please. I am begging. I’ll even buy some stubs if you want. Make this happen.
It happens in RTTS, so it is possible. Please do this in moments. Please. It is such a colossal waste of time to go back to the menu each time. It’s a no-brainer.
Please pass it on @Pat_SDS @SDS_Jax and whoever else I’m forgetting.
I have one small request for showdown. If we only need to accomplish hitting stats (like the first one against Oswalt), don’t make us have to mindlessly pitch the innings too. Adds to the time if you’re just failing anyway.
As cool as Trout is, I won’t be chasing
I thought of one today. Let us filter when making event lineups. Say, I want to put in as many Brewers pitchers as I can. Let me filter for Brewers. Really, there are so many QOL things I can think of that would make a big difference in how I felt about the game.:
The ones mentioned above are good. Now that we can’t quicksell collected cards, it would be wonderful if there was an easier way to deal with duplicates. So many more things I could mention.
Here are the MLB prospect rankings for these future stars, guys getting 92-and-up juiced cards. (Correct me if I got the wrong guy or missed someone):
Diamondbacks: Alek Thomas, the team's No. 2 overall prospect and No. 49 overall in the top-100 prospects in the game (not bad, comparatively).
Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, the team's No. 4 prospect and No. 94 in the top-100 (But this one didn't surprise me).
Cubs: Nico Hoerner, the team's top prospect and No. 51 overall (again, not bad comparatively, but still juiced).
White Sox: Nick Madrigal, team No. 4 and 40th overall. Dane Dunning, team No. 6 and not in top-100.
Astros: Jose Urquidy, team No. 2 and not in top 100.
Angels: Brandon Marsh, team No. 2 and No. 79 overall.
Mets: Andres Giminez, team No. 3 and No. 84 overall.
Yankees: Clarke Schmidt, team No. 2 and No. 88 overall.
Phillies: Alec Bohm, team's No. 1 and No. 30 overall. Adonis Medina, team's No. 5 (!) and not in top 100.
Padres: Taylor Trammell, team's No. 5 and No. 57 overall (good farm system).
Mariners: Evan White, team's No. 4 and No. 56 overall.
Cardinals: Nolan Gorman, team's No. 2 and No. 47 overall.
Blue Jays: Kevan Smith, team's No. 23 (!!!!) and not in top 100.
So, needless to say, I'm not sure how you justify these guys getting 90-plus cards. Again, it seems like the prospect rankings, while maybe a little generous, seemed pretty good. These future stars are just so out of whack.
On most of the team's, it seemed like they tried to go with guys that are closer to high minors and maybe appearing in MLB. Except guys like Gorman and Thomas were Single-A advanced players and a couple were Double-A.
I've often thought about this MLB Players league. That's a ton of free advertising for them. And then to see the players complain about issues is quite a sight.
Appreciate the response.
I am so confused. Nick Madrigal already has the prospect card, which as an 85-plus is already a generous ranking. Why give another card of prospects? I understand trying to think outside the box and give us more content since we're all sitting at home, but I don't get this. There's going to be 1 per team but this is a headliner? An 95 Madrigal is the same overall rating as the current Mike Trout. Are you saying you project that Nick Madrigal will one day be as good as Trout now? What in the world? This is all so weird.
Sad part, is I still want Ted and maybe Rickey, and everyone will be taking Pujols making those guys more rare.
I wanted him, but I’ll say, “Nah” if it costs a mill. No thanks. Plenty of guys I can be happy with at first.
Who are the big guns we’re still waiting on that we know are coming (we know they’re in the game)? Mays, Griffey, Honus, Foxx, Chipper, Cy Young, Lefty Grove, Joe Morgan, Bob Gibson, Robin Roberts, Verlander, Miggy Cabrera, Eddie Murray, Edgar Martinez, McCovey, Eckersley, Gossage, maybe Andrew Miller?
Actually, not many left of the bigger name/HOFers.
Anyone with thoughts on market?
Yeah, a lot of people have been having the same problem. No communication from SDS about a fix. It was the weekend but thought we’d hear something today.
I have a million stubs right now and a hefty amount of cards I could sell. (All the legend FOTF and September Topps Now, for instance) but I have no desire to spend a million on one reliever. I’d love to have Wagner, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.
I think I’m just going to start buying a few of these 100k’ish cards that are good. Prices keep going up and seems like they aren’t coming back down. Every interesting card is at least 100k these days.
What do you all think? Do all these inning bosses and World Series rewards keep going up? How about headliners, duck and beach pack guys? Seems like they are going up but could come down with more packs out there in the next program.
So do we think that the desirable cards (mainly inning boss and World Series rewards) will keep going up. I’ve paid attention to a few lately (like Cobb) and they just keep climbing. I assume it’s because a lot of people are stub rich and also the Run It Back has made it easy to get stubs from playing.
So, does everyone think they keep climbing? What would have to happen for top-end cards to decline in price? We might also be getting close to the time where fewer people are playing, so things don’t move as quickly or as often on the market.
What are your favorite cards that you can buy in the market, that aren’t legend FOTF? Looking for some fun cards to try. Just bought Cobb. Have every card you can earn that is unsellable (minus Gehrig, who I’m still working toward). Looking to change it up as I go through the conquest grind as I’m more than half through and kind of bored with the grind.
Have all the Topps Now and all the FOTF. Have Musial, Hornsby, Cobb, Walker, Maddux, Kershaw, Gagne, Aroldis sig, Mo, Jake McGee.
I did the Ripken moments since it ends up being a free card. But the real secret is that the HRD one is the better card attribute-wise.
Still no communication on the issues on TSN (speed and getting to your dashboard) and the slow loading on the console. @pat_Sds
Pujols, Pedroia, Votto, Braun, Verlander, Posey, Cabrera, McCutchen, Kershaw, Trout, Harper, Donaldson, Bryant, Stanton, Altuve, Yelich, Betts, Bellinger are the options.
The ones that don’t already have an awards card are Pujols, Votto, Braun, Verlander, Cabrera, Stanton, Betts and Bellinger.