@Maverick31762 said in Your 5 most wanted SS cards still missing:
@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:
- 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.
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).
- This would be close to what his immortal card was last year - nearly perfect P/9's and better control than his 95 version.
- 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.
- 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).
As soon as you said realistically speaking you lost touch with the SS ratings of this game. These stats have been crazy unrealistic.
Joe Carter was a 30-30 guy in his prime he needs a better card that is useable.
Joe Carter had a .259 career batting average and a career .779 OPS...with a 105+ OPS. If not for the Game 6 World Series winning Home Run in 1993 vs the Philles he wouldnt even deserve a card.