The Trade Federation #62

by The Trade Federation

Joe and Bill have a chat about Base 3 Expansion Preview cards, early marathons, and more!

It has been a very strange week for Star Wars Card Trader, so Joe and Bill sit down to talk all about the recent updates, Base 3 Expansion Preview cards, and changes to the cards we have available in app the the ways by which we will be acquiring them moving forward.

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The Trade Federation #62

The biggest thing that happened this week is the release of a heaping pile of brand new expansion base cards. Hot on the heels of the second series of Marathons ending, Topps begun dropping the Base 3 Expansion Preview cards for purchase in the ‘spend real money’ section of the app, which gave us all a good look at the new cards that would be coming for us to get in packs.

Base 3 Expansion Preview Cards

What very few people expected, however, was that when those cards finally landed in standard parallels, they’d not only be segregated to their own packs but also cost significantly more than the previous packs. A three card pack of new white expansion base cards, formerly 2500 credits is up to a full 5000, and every other pack has also doubled. Furthermore, blue expansion packs will cost you 10k, while the red expansion base pack with seven cards costs a whopping 15,000 credits.

This would be bizarre on its own. But, making the situation far more concerning and even confusing is the fact that we have already begun a brand-new series of Marathon chases! Droids and Evolution are, so far, the news sets revealed. While neither seem to be likely to be huge fan favorites, the most interesting thing about the whole ordeal is the fact that these new marathon cards have 24-hour windows to be pulled and for the first 4-6 hours can only be pulled in the 15,000 credit packs at “reduced” odds. Following this exclusivity window, the cards subsequently become available in the standard red base packs for 7500 credits but the odds are more than twice as hard and you will get zero new expansion base cards by choosing to chase in that fashion.

New Base Cards

Joe and Bill are both enthusiastic about the new base cards. Everything from their design to their character choices seem to be very nice. Neither of the hosts, however, can get on board with the fact that the cards are separated out into their own, special-insanely-expensive packs, instead of being mixed in with the regular set of base cards.

After talking about the new sets for a while the guys get into the weekly listener calls and more on the latest Trade Federation!


0:00 Intro

0:05 New Base Cards

0:40 Listener Calls

About The Trade Federation

Star Wars Card Trader is taking the world by storm. The app from Topps, available on on iOS and Android devices, has more and more followers every day, and has become a fun and exciting marketplace, creating a new generation of deeply involved fans and collectors. From Reddit forums to eBay to social media, #SWCT can be complex–even overwhelming for newcomers.

That’s where the Trade Federation comes in.

The first-ever podcast of its kind, this IS the destination for Star Wars Card Trader users who need to know the most recent information, strategies, and predictions for the future. Join hosts Joe Ryan and Bill Drewnowski each week as they break down the latest news and releases, talk about trade strategy, look at upcoming sets and awards, break down the pricing of cards on eBay and more!

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