They announced the franchise heroes one (FH1) missions last night. Some really good cards in the list, others, not so much.
The way those missions work is for each team you have to lock the live mission reward, the team’s perfect BAL card and the recent team mission reward card. If you lock those three cards you then get the FH1 reward.You do not have to complete the missions themselves, you just need to lock the reward cards. So if there is a team mission that is particularly expensive to complete it’s an option to buy the reward card off the auction house (i’m looking at you, New York Yankees Team Mission!)
The FH1 rewards include a ton of first baseman, including Wally Joyner, George Sisler, Frank Thomas, and Don Mattingly. There are also two great third baseman in the set, Ken Caminiti and Paul Molitor. Depending on your team needs there may be other cards in the section you are interested in but those are the only cards that my teams are going to go after. One of the problems, of course, is that a lot of the perfect BAL‘s are very good so if you complete that you might not want the FH1 reward. A related issue is that if you want the FH1 reward you will have to complete and lock a BAL perfect that you may not be interested in (like having to complete Ron Guidry if you want Don Mattingly).
On the upside, it doesn’t appear these missions have caused any inflation in prices on the auction house. Also, the FH1 rewards include two diamond packs in addition to the FH1 card itself, so it’s like getting at least an 8000 PP rebate!
They previewed the structure of the FH2 missions. Those missions will require locking the FH1 reward, two reward cards from unannounced missions, and the reward card from unannounced team mission 2.
So it looks like a lot of the progression this year is going to involve completing long mission chains. I’m not sure how I feel about that.