Monday, January 16, 2017

Just Pulled Amethyst Moments Russell Westbrook

This just Amethyst Moments Russell Westbrook pull from a single League pack. With this pull NBA 2K17 now only owes me $300 in pack rip-offs. J/K :)

I just sold this card for 35K MT. Nice quick sell to inch my way closer to Kareem's Big Men card. He's still easily going for 100K+ in the auction house. Crazy.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Will the real Mel Counts please stand up

Not knowing who Mel Counts is (his Lakers career was well before my time) I assumed he was the correct player shown on his Lakers Historic Card. Apparently it is not.

This is how I discovered the honest mistake by NBA 2K17. I played Mel Counts for the first time and to my surprise his player looked nothing like his card image. So I did some research. NBA 2K17 has correctly illustrated Mel Counts in his actual gameplay version but they used the wrong image for his Historic card. I believe this is how it happened. As I was researching Mel Counts I came across this photo. Does it look familiar? This is the same image NBA 2K17 used for their card however the getty images photo caption is incorrect. That is not Mel Counts high-fiving Kareem; That is Spencer Haywood high-fiving Kareem who BTW also wore the #31 jersey.

You're welcome NBA 2K17 :) 

Monday, January 2, 2017

My First Diamond Shoe!

I made the decision to stop building my card collection. I think reality sunk in that I would never get pink diamond Kobe. I simply don't have the time nor money to invest on such a challenge. The upside to all of this was selling my big gem cards and building my MT. In fact I was able to build my MT to 100K+!

Honestly the main reason I stopped at 1100 cards was because I had earned the final MT reward at that level and I already have amethyst historic Kobe. That card is great in itself. Yes, having his pink counterpart alongside pink diamond Jerry West would be awesome but I'm already strong at the one with Magic and like I've mentioned, historic Kobe plays very well for me.

So, the only thing left to do was to start creating my all-time Lakers squad with my mound of MT. This was perfect timing since NBA 2K17 MyTEAM just released the complete Lakers franchise historic collection with a diamond James Worthy (95) collection reward card to boot!

After attempting to nab "Big Men" Kareem off several bidding wars I gave up and decided to go after the franchise historic Lakers. Can you believe Wilt is going for 200K+?! Kareem is going for a modest 150K+ MT. I can't compete with that kind of fire power.

I was able to grab all historic Lakers except for Jamaal Wilkes who I intentionally did not purchase since his price tag is dropping by the minute. I'm looking to capitalize by getting him cheap soon to complete the collection and get my diamond Worthy reward.

BTW - having this new Lakers lineup is so much fun to play with online. I conveyed my online losing frustrations in a recent post but since then I am in domination mode having won 6-straight in the Sapphire League. This feat earned me a diamond shoe (see video above). The diamond show is the Converse Chuck Taylor which boosts +9 hands/+9 mid shot/+9 Speed with ball. I applied this infinite shoe to Magic. He could use the extra speed boost!

Let me know what you think about these diamond shoes. Apparently I can potentially win more as I climb the MyTEAM online league.