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Madden 13 Ultimate Team Strategy guide and tips with what's new, and how to play. MUT

Updated on August 28, 2013

Intro

This hub is going to talk about, first off exactly what Madden Ultimate team is for those of you who haven't tried this in Madden 12 or prior, or are experimenting with this game mode. I will also talk about strategies on how to win games, get coins, and overall build that team that you want. Please feel free to comment below, or if need be you can message me in game on Xbox 360.. My gamer tag is MKS JohnR space between MKS and johnR.

Also upon request I have created a Twitter account for Johnrr's Hubs which can be found here https://twitter.com/Johnrr631992


What is Ultimate Team

Okay, so if you have never experienced Ultimate team before then it is worth giving a shot. Also in my opinion this is by far the MOST fun game mode, and holds my attention more than anything else on the game. Also I feel that this allows you to make the team you truly want and not be forced to stick with you player, or the preset real NFL teams.

So with that being said, Ultimate Team is a game mode feature that is fairly recent on the Madden games. To play this game mode you must be online, and have access to internet at all times when trying to play Ultimate Team. Even if you are playing vs. the CPU you still need to have the internet connection because every game counts towards your rank, contracts, and so on.

To sum the game mode up altogether would be to say that your goal is to build a team from scratch, and achieve an ultimate team that is unbeatable. With that being said, while in Madden 12 it was fairly easy to make LOTS of coins, Madden 13 has made it a little more difficult, and on top of that has added MANY new features to make the great players harder to attain.

When you start ultimate team on Madden 13 you will be able to choose a captain. Don't spend to much time on this because to be honest, after probably 1 week that player will be replaced with someone better if you are really trying to build an ultimate team. So this is not an important pick, but I would still suggest going with a quarter back.

Now that you have picked your captain, you need players. The game wills start you with a bunch of bad players to start the game with, and you should also start with a couple packs of cards. The card packs is how you will obtain the most new players, and this is a good way to make money (I will talk about this later in the guide). So after you open all your packs, you should place your cards in the active roster, which will allow you to use these players immediately. In the beginning you can throw all your players on active duty, because you don't have enough to need to start filling the reserves section left, not to mention this will give Madden the best chance to set your line up, up with the best players.

Now that you have some players, you need to manage your line up. The best option here is to let Madden do this for you by hitting whichever corresponding button (Y on Xbox) will automatically fill positions. This will allow you to have the best players in the best spots, and save you a good amount of time.

Now you are essentially ready to play games. In the beginning you do not need to worry about contracts, or anything that will affect your team, you should be able to play at least 10 games before you have to start worrying about players or anything.

(If you don't know what contracts are... Basically when you have your cards, they are not good forever. They are only good for a certain number of games, which are contracts. As they run out you must use a contract card to add more games. Once again Madden 13 has Made this a LOT easier with contracts by making each card add the same number of contract games to any card level. Don't worry if in the beginning you start running out of players, when you get further on in my guide and start making REAL money you will never have to worry about contracts again.)

NEW FEATURES

So before I get to any strategies let me go over some of the new features that have been added to the game.

1- Ultimate Legends. If you remember from Madden 12 the legends were very crucial to have a great team. In Madden 13 EA Sports has added Ultimate legends. These are basically that legend player, but MUCH better. Also this makes that player very hard to attain. I have yet to attain an Ultimate legend, but I only need the key Steve Young card to have my Steve Young Ultimate Legend. Either way, Ultimate Legends are going to be a crucial part in the 99 rank teams, and for people who are trying to have the greatest team possible.

2- 1000 RESERVE.. This may be the best feature they added to Ultimate Team. If you remember from Madden 12, once you filled up your roster you pretty much had to sell players, send them to auction, add them to collection, or drop them. Now you can send up to 1000 players to your reserve bank. I think this is by FAR the best feature, and I have been taking full advantage of this. ( PS. I think one fix NEEDED to be done, is the ability to send players directly from the reserve to collection bank.)

3- Ability to buy legends packs with coins. In madden 12, you had to use microsoft points in order to buy ANY Legends packs. Well in Madden 13 they have fixed this, and for a price a little above 30,000 coins you can purchase a legends pack.

4-Solo Challenges. This is a cool feature they added.Okay, so I didn't see at first that there were more solo challenge options, BUT now I do, and this just reassures the fact that I think that this is a great game mode. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

Well, this is all I can think of off the top of my head, If when I get back on Madden in a couple of days I see new features that I forgot, I will add them to this list.

Making Money

So there are many ways to make money on Ultimate team, and there are some that are much more efficient than others. I will talk about these methods first.

The BEST way to make money on Madden ultimate team is SIMPLE. You do need a little start up cash but you are GUARANTEED money after. You need 9000 coins. By getting this you will now buy a gold pack of cards. With that you will get I believe 10 cards or a couple more. First off sell the contract card. You will get about 2,000 coins for the gold contract card. Next go through and list all the players on auction. You will get NO LESS than 2000-2500 per player, and once in a while you will get 5000+ for good players. Once the NFL starts playing you will also make MUCH more money as you can get Fantasy weekly players, as these tend to sell for more $$$. Usually on a 9000 gold card pack you will make a MINIMUM of about 15,000, and usually closer to 18,000 if not a little more. So you will literally double your money. Then you will continue to do this each day, and continue getting more players. Also said before you will once in a while get star players who can yield as much as 20,000 coins themselves. Last year there were fantasy Tom Brady cards that were selling for over 100,000 coins because he was needed for a good collection. So this is a very easy sufficient way to make money. The only thing I do suggest is waiting to buy the gold card pack because this offers the best yield, and I don't know if you will make any money off buy cheaper card packs.

2- Playing solo challenges. As said above in the new section of the guide, Solo challenges are a great way to earn a fast card, and to make some good quick money. This is a great way for you to make your first 9,000 coins in order to be able to buy that first gold pack to start making money.

3- Playing games. This is not the best way to make money, but it is a source of income. To be honest I only suggest using this as income in the very beginning, or later in your career when you don't care for money and your going for wins. This is because playing games wastes your contracts,and to be honest, you lose money as far as the price of contracts, and how many players out there, you lose a little bit of money even if you win every game. So I don't suggest playing games until you are going for the wins, or don't need the money, OR have plenty of contracts on each player. Otherwise you are just wasting money. (Now I know your saying the point of the game is to play football, but if you strategize this right you will by FAR make the best team in the long run, and with the least effort)

4- Completing collections. This was a GREAT way to make really good money in the Madden 12 game, but they REALLY cut back the amount of money that is being given out upon completing a collection. Whether this will change as they add more collections I am not sure, but as of now this is not a great source of income as it used to be.


Choosing players

After you really start making money, and getting the hang of ultimate team, the next step is building your team. When you are trying to perfect your team, you will no longer be buying card packs to get your players, but looking on the auction block for the best players that you need. It is a waste to buy card packs to hope to get a certain great player, when you can save time and money by just buying the player on the auction block.

By choosing your players this allows you to view the best players out there as well. Your ultimate goal is to have at least 1 ultimate legend, along with a few legendary players, and the rest above 95. This will allow you to have a GREAT team.

summary/conclusion

Overall this game mode takes a lot of time and patience, but is BY FAR the most fun game mode in Madden 13. Also this is the most popular game mode, and really gives the player the full options to make their team exactly what they would like. I suggest that anyone give this a shot, and see if you like it, and try your best.

Also I know it costs money off the bat, but I really suggest buying 1 legendary pack off the start. This really sets you ahead of the pack, and also jumps you ahead about 1 week ahead of effort. This will speed the game up, and allow you to truly get as far ahead as you possibly can, and make some good money. I did this and got Steve Young as my legendary Quarterback, and has allowed me to get much further ahead, and win many more games than I would have with my starting QB.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave feedback, ask questions, or seek help. Thanks for reading.

Also

Please feel free to check out my other Madden guides. I will be posting on certain plays which are key plays that are hard to stop, and many other tips throughout the game. Just go to the top, click on my profile, and my other guides will pop up on the next page. Thanks


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      Steve 3 years ago

      So I'm new to MUT and I'm playing 2013 and I have a question. I just completed a set and got "Collected" versions of some players. Does that mean I can't put them into any collections? They are not good enough players to put on my team. Thanks!

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      Dj 3 years ago

      I was doing this for the last 13 months its still not working!!!!

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      Matt 3 years ago

      Say im auctioning a random player. What should i put as the starting bid?

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      Joshua 4 years ago

      Yes this strategy for making coins doesn't work at all now, the " no player will go for less than $2000" is a joke, there are players ive auctioned 10 times and got $200 for them, and they are silver cards at a 75 level. Its VERY VERY VERY hard to make an ultimate team get really powerful, even enough to play anything other than preseason and the first 5 or 6 regular season games. The good players cost $160000, to get your team 94 + you have to either spend an unbelievable amount of coins, and to generate that you have to perfect how to auction, what to buy for cheap, then resell it, you have to know how to outbid people when theres a bidding war, (which is impossible to perfect, but you can get as good as you can get, and still its so messed up how its set up), basically without buying backs, you have 0 chance of getting a team that can beat elite challenges, or get players good enough to sell to make coins to get the truly good players. MY son bought $60 worth of packs, I bought about $30, in that almost $100 neither of us got a player worth one of those ones like $200,000. My son got a BCA card (pink Breast care awareness card) worth $60,000 which is the highest out of both of us. I hate how the gaming industry makes games that you have to either play 12 hours a day, and do tedious things to get coins to make a good team, or you HAVE to spend a lot of real money. If you spend $60 you should have a 95 rated team just from those packs. Ugh, ive tried selling the game on ebay to get GTA because it frustrates me so much. The resale value is so low though that i can't even get $35 for the game.

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      Chargers 4 years ago

      hey john how do i get contract cards if their not available in card offers and i don't wanna get it from the auction?

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      yes you will get your money back after the auction is over if you don't win.

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      Saints 4 years ago

      Hey John, if I got outbid on a card on the auction block, would I get my money back for the bid that I spent, even though I didn't receive the card?

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      I couldn't help you with that calvin, and I doubt there are any out there to be honest.

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      calvin13 4 years ago

      Do you know of any coin glitches? People keep messaging me saying they know some.

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      jack 4 years ago

      When I buy gold packs I end up gaining only 1k or even losing coins. Thanks for the great advice.

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Only the newer ones they have been adding are worth completing.. The ones that came with Madden 13 stunk, and they did a crappy job.. Im glad a lot of us complained because the collections have gotten a little bit better but still not like Madden 12 profit margin for completing collections.

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      Irwin-35 4 years ago

      How about certain collections worth completing? I know that I completed the Campus Champions collection and made about 10k coins just from buying all the players needed (spent 30k to acquire all players, reward was 40k)

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      He may be part of a collection, or an important card.. But definitely a card needed for something..

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      Eddie 4 years ago

      Hey i just want to ask you why antonio cromartie cost so much

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @Kendall.. Thanks hahaha..

      @Jack.. To remove a card from the auction you go to my auctions (or similar).. Find the card, highlight it, and remove from auctions.. Although after a certain point, or once bids are placed, you may not be able to remove such players..

      @Pen15... At this point it is a little harder to work a strategy like this because most players are only looking for BIG players.. BUT there is still potential to make some $$$

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      pen15 4 years ago

      If you search a gold player and look at the lowest sellers, for many players they sell less than 1000. So, if i sell someone for 2000 why would anyone buy that instead of a cheaper one. This doesn't work. Trust me.

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      Jack 4 years ago

      How do you remove a card from the auction??

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      Kendall 4 years ago

      reddogg708 2 months ago

      what's the deal with the red 99 coach cards?? simply a boosted card?? can't find a collection for them??

      Tom 2 months ago

      reddogg708 they are not in a collection but they are merely boosted coach cards that add a point to a certain stat and also lower a certain other stat by a point. You can find out what they aid and deduct from by flipping the card over and looking just below the stats.

      Johnrr631992 2 months ago from Tampa, Florida Hub Author

      Tom is correct, not in a collection, just give a 1-2 point boost,and negative to a stat.

      Its in the "extras" section in collections shorty after "hardest working". If that makes sense?

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      Kendall 4 years ago

      there is in fact a ultimate coach's collection in he extra's section

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @TNT... Yes an update is scheduled.. sadly with 155 guides, things need to be constantly updated, but Madden has not skipped my mind. Most will stay the same, but I will probably add some notes..

      @Swoosh.. Now is a good time since a lot of people got this for christmas, but on slow down times it is extremely difficult to have success with ultimate team due to the lack of people.

      @Levi.. Just stick with it.. I did gold/legends packs, but sadly I don't have much time for Madden right now with everything else I am working on..

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      tucker 4 years ago

      I have kurt warner key dick lane george blanda michael irvin dave casper if u want any add ICE_ICE_BABY53

      ps3

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      levi 4 years ago

      im one day in the ultimate team and i bought a gold pack then put it on the action i only got like 6,000 coins? what pack is the best to buy to keep for my self and get good players?

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      swoosh 4 years ago

      im not getting as much coins as you said??

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      TNT 4 years ago

      The last time you updated was November 20th, it's December 30th now.

      Are there any changes, updates, or additions you'd like to address regarding the MUT economy right now and your coin method?

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Sadly I have no idea.. Anyone else out there know?

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      Joel 4 years ago

      I was just curious if anyone knew how much the Steve Young Ghosts of Madden past card is worth its only a 93 but can't find it on the auction.

      thanks

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Yah, I'll agree that Madden 13 is a lot tougher now for ultimate team. Although right after christmas is not too bad..

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      kyle 4 years ago

      maybe its just cause people have stopped playing ultimate team but for players starting ultimate team now, this approach simply wont work. MUT is pretty fun its it's a bummer how its dependent on other users. Cause of that MUT is only in its prime for about two months after madden is released.

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @Packermanforlife... I mean, this is the best way to make coins.. But if you are just starting I would suggest using this pack to build your team.. This guide is for those like me who have a 95+ team, and about 50,000 coins and looking to make money..

      @desses21.. I would assume that you are going to the wrong screen, or do not have enough money to bid on that player.. But with that being said, I would contact EA Sports if this is just a game problem, because they may be able to assist you better, and you can talk with them, and go through what is needed.

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      desses21 4 years ago

      i just got madden and i wanna do it online and when i go online i am able to change my team and edit my roster but i can't do any auctions or bid off players. why wont it work

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      Packermanforlife 4 years ago

      Can someone please reply. So i'm new to this making a profit from cards. So with the 9000 coins i have, i should buy a single all pro player pack, qucksell the contract card, and place all the players on auction, right? But how do i know people will want to even buy my cards, what if i wasted 9000 coins?

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      HAHA, I may have to look into him.. I forget now who I ended up choosing as my kick returner, but someone suggested a player above who helped a LOT.

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      Drew 4 years ago

      hands down, brandon banks for KR. only 65 overall, so hes cheap, but hes 99 overall KR. you're welcome

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Sadly not even the coins you will be able to keep..

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      th3king2011 4 years ago

      aw man, i was keeping hope, not even the coins? Well thanks john i been wondering that for a long time.If anybody wants to buy my cards in madden 12 my gamertag is TH3KING2012 on xbox. thanks again john.

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @ Th3King your Madden 12 career in no way will transfer over to Madden 13 sadly.. You will notice a bunch of things that may upset you coming right from madden 12 to 13, but also some things that you will enjoy.

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      Benny 4 years ago

      Tom, Thanks for the info. I've been searching forever trying to nail down the boosted times. Random does make sense cuz they would be boosted on tuesday but not the next tuesday. I'm gonna check out their twitter. Thanks again.

      th3king2001, I didn't play madden 12 but i have noticed something in madden 13 about MUT 12 cards. I can't tell u any more cuz i didn't pay attention seeing how i never played madden 12. stay tuned and im sure somebody will help you out further. Good luck.

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      th3king2011 4 years ago

      hey wats up guys!!! I have a couple of questions maybe somebody can help me. I'm still playing madden 12 ut. I am going to get madden 13. but i don't know if i am going to get credit for my madden 12 cards and coins towards madden 13, once i play madden 13 ut, do I get better players, since i have a decent team in madden 12. my team rating is 88 pretty good, I even have gale sayers legendary card!! can somebody help me.

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      Tom 4 years ago

      Benny, it is completely random. They boost the solo challenge rewards up every once in a while by anywhere from 250 coins per challenge, to 500, to even most recently 750 last Wednesday/Thursday. There is no way to predict when they will next boost the solo challenge coin rewards, but you could follow Ea Sports Madden Ultimate Team on twitter or like their facebook page for the best chance of knowing ahead of time when they will have special promotions, or even what new cards they plan to release. Other than that, it is impossible to know when they will boost the coin rewards, but it is always a great idea to knock out as many solo challenges as you can during the boosted reward period to make large amounts of coins for beating challenges you would have eventually beaten for normal rewards.

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      Benny 4 years ago

      I have searched and searched and can't find anything on the solo challenge points changing every so often. If somebody could give me the time and days they are boosted It would be greatly appreciated. I have found myself waiting for those days to play any solo games to get the most out of them as i can.

      Thanks in advance

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      Benny 4 years ago

      When do the points prices change during the week? ive noticed that every thursday they are boosted. what are the other days?

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      I mean, it is luck, but there are still ways to make money on the game, and this is the best method, unless you want to spend your own money.

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      Adam 4 years ago

      Anyone selling a Patrick Chung (85 SS for the Pats) or willing to trade?

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      Marco Polo 4 years ago

      I've bought 4 gold packs so far, and can only just barely get my money back. 5 of the cards I get each time aren't ever players, and the ones I get are rarely rated high enough to get any more than 1500. Based on my experiences so far I'm tempted to call bull on this one. All I get is punters, centers, and the occasional shitty CB. Not a single HB, WR, or QB except for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      No Problem.

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      Adam 4 years ago

      Thanks John!

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      use the right stick, or RB buttons (xbox) to scroll to the other types of challenges.

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      Adam 4 years ago

      How do I get to the regular season solo challenges? All I can find is the preseason ones.

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      ravinder 4 years ago

      how can i star a new ultimate team career

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Tom is correct, not in a collection, just give a 1-2 point boost,and negative to a stat.

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      Tom 4 years ago

      reddogg708 they are not in a collection but they are merely boosted coach cards that add a point to a certain stat and also lower a certain other stat by a point. You can find out what they aid and deduct from by flipping the card over and looking just below the stats.

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      reddogg708 4 years ago

      what's the deal with the red 99 coach cards?? simply a boosted card?? can't find a collection for them??

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      hubby44 5 years ago

      Preseason solo challenge coin rewards went up by 1000 coins not sure about other ones. To bad i missed out on 18000 coins for the ones i already finished.

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      Tom 5 years ago

      I wish I would have known that Collecting the career unlock legend only gives you a "Collected" version of the same card that you CANNOT put towards later collections or even sell or trade before I tried it with my Kellen Winslow Sr... At least I didn't do the same to my Emmitt Smith because the only card left I need for his ultimate legend collection is the one star. If anyone wants to make a reasonable trade for the one star Emmitt then contact my Xbox Live Gamertag: "While Toking." Thank you

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      Dirknash 5 years ago

      Also auctioning 80 Overall key legend Kurt Warner on PS3 auction house. Bid right now is 11000.

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      Dirknash 5 years ago

      Great list. Anybody have a Anthony Fasano card on the Ps3? I'm dying to get him.

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      cory 5 years ago

      so now that' i've been playing mut for about a week or so, i'm noticing i have a bunch of cards that i guess are pretty much scrap? by this i mean the base set of cards i get aren't available to be auctioned, nor are they needed in any team collection. same as coach cards, i have a few of those and don't see a collection for those either. do people just discard them or keep them around as backups?

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      HUBBY, I think the only way this can happen is if someone buys the card. When someone buys a card off auction then the buy it now price becomes zero until it is removed, or you refresh the screen.

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      Tom 5 years ago

      When you complete a players career unlock collection, is the collected card returned to you in every case? I want to collect my Kellen Winslow and Emmitt Smith career unlock cards but I would also rather put them towards the ultimate legend collection later on when I have the required cards.

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      hubby44 5 years ago

      How are peoples buy now price at 0 on ah. It wont let me do that.

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      cory 5 years ago

      Yeah i guess i'll keep playing for a bit and see how it goes. i'm at that point where contracts are starting to expire, so it's going to be more of a challenge just trying to earn $$ in solo matches to keep up with purchasing contracts to keep the team going unfortunately.

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      Rabid Penguin 5 years ago

      I just tried this and bought a gold pack and looking over the auctions given the cards I got I will make approximately 2000 coins (on the 9000 coin investment). Even the 48 game contract extension starts at 600 but there are a dozen available and nobody bidding on them! The stadium, uniform and coach are useless. Even the best card - Darryl Smith LOLB 92 is up for anywhere between 2000 and 9999 however the only card with any bid on it is for 400 (probably a good investment)!

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      Tom 5 years ago

      I have found that probably the best way for me to easily make coins is to buy the higher ranked fantasy players while they are still being pulled in packs and therefor are selling low on the AH on say, a Saturday (this is usually when it is best to find low prices on the AH), and then holding onto them until it has been a while since people were getting them in packs and they are limited in the AH. If I don't want to wait a couple weeks at the very least then I wait until they are selling for much higher prices on weekdays in the morning and then I list them as the lowest buy now price. For example I bought two 97 Clay Mathews fantasy cards when they were still in packs for 65,000 and they are now selling for 60,000 EACH. It has only been maybe two weeks and I plan to watch their values climb before I sell them. Now that the fantasy cards are available in packs it has been best by far to buy legendary packs which ALWAYS contain one fantasy card in my experience. Without spending real money to buy those packs, I could imagine it would be quite difficult and even-more-so unlikely that someone could get lucky and pull one of the better fantasy cards on a pack that is, what, 35k in coins? That is why my method only works once you have some capital to work with: The greater the value of the cards you are reselling, the greater the returns, obviously.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      It is and it isn't... Assuming the fantasy cards are put in abundance, now is a good time to start making money especially since a significant amount of people have stopped playing the ultimate team..

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      cory 5 years ago

      newbie here - so after reading this article and then the comments it looks as though the strategy you listed might not be worth it anymore? Just wondering if it's worth going down the road of spending 9k or not and following the instructions.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Yah, I hear ya, I just honestly don't think its worth it, especially if you get like a key card that is only worth like 1k.. then you'll be really pissed.

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      hubby44 5 years ago

      I know that's what i should do i just hate being one away

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Don't know if he would even be worth adding to the collection.. If I got him in a pack I would use him, or trade him before throwing him into the collection.

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      hubby44 5 years ago

      Need patrick willis to complete 49ers collection and its so expensive probably will never complete it lol

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      Evan 5 years ago

      How much can i get for an 82 marcus trufant on the AH?

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Never quick sell anything, you should be able to get AT LEAST that back, if not a little bit more on the auction house.

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      Evan 5 years ago

      do you post the gold contract card to the AH or do you quicksell it?

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      Thanks John, me being new to mut myself I am just learning as I go.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      @ Mayaworld The elite cards are yes in the Legends packs AND in the all pro packs, it is just MUCH harder to come by in the all pro packs... None the less, I have gotten a couple elite cards before (not the very valuable ones) and I got mine out of all-pro packs..

      @wayne, I assume that maya was talking about elite cards in general which are like fantasy cards, that got released based on players who show outstanding performance, but are not legends.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      morning maya, I have opened a ton of the legend packs myself and have yet to come across any of the elite cards except of course the HC's, I know that they are pretty pricy on the AH, and I do believe that you get them out of the Legends packs, you are talking about he LE Revis, LE Willis etc?

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      mayaworld2u 5 years ago

      Great site BTW and glad I found it. I'm a lot older and decided to play madden13 once again and i'm hooked on MUT. I've bought legend cards but still have not been able to get the Elite cards i want. Is it not in the legends pack? I have a fair amount of legends but i want those red elite cards! Thanks in advance.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      I mean, the best thing everyone can do is complain to EA, more specifically the Madden division. I have sent in a complaint about the collections, but others need to as well, so that they know they screwed up. It is very frustrating that they are killing the Ultimate Team with the bad collections.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      Brian, I understand what you are saying about the H2H matchups, you would think that with the money that people are investing in this game they would have a reliable server setup for H2H play, not only the money that the consumer is spending to purchase electronic cards but also having to purchase their online pass etc.

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      Brian 5 years ago

      Yeah I agree with you Shane collections are a joke, why would they make the pay out so small? 5,000 coins for completing all the Home jerseys?? Last year it was like 10 times that amount. It's super hard to pull high rated cards too, at least for me. My best players are the 4 game loaner cards you get for beating the regular season solo challenges. It makes it frustrating that they would be so focus on people paying real money for good cards, that just isn't right. Playing head to head online so is lag filled that it forces you to play mut or connect career. I've bought every madden since 1998, and it stinks that this year is soooo limited. Graphics are good though this year, which is the only why I keep playing.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      Lol, my math was wrong, a 32,000 coin loss not 42,000, at any rate just not a good investment but I guess that is EA's plan is to get you to spend more money so it is in there best interest to keep coin counts low so the consumer keeps purchasing card packs.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      I agree Shane and John, I have spent a ton of cash buying packs that is the only way I have gotten to the point I'm at, as I stated above.

      I have stopped buying the packs as I too have refused to stop hemorrhaging any more money into this game.

      I finally got the 99 team but in order to keep up with the collections you need to invest in more packs or purchase them from the AH, the prices are so high that it is not worth the 70,000 coin investment into a 35,000 coin return and receive a key card back that is worth 3000 coins, if my math is correct that is a 42,ooo loss, It is very hard to stay engaged in a game where you are constantly on the raw end of the deal.

      I spend most of my time scouring the AH trying to buy and sell to build my capital up but then invest in one collection and poof all is lost.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Yah, I am starting to agree, that either big things need to change, or the whole league will count as a bust...

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      Shane 5 years ago

      At this point it is impossible to get ahead in collecting cards unless you pay money. You can't auction off cards and get far enough ahead to replenish those cards. The coins you get for completing collections is a joke. It's not worth losing the cards for a measly 10k in coin. There are so many of the same cards out there that the value of them is low. Does any one know if this is any different from a PS3 to an Xbox?? I have a PS3 and I am finding that you can't make enough coin auctioning them off then what it's worth. I really enjoy MUT but I am not going to spend any more $ and I am not going to play 10 games just to get 9k in coins. I feel like I spend more money buying contracts than anything. Madden 13 needs to adjust the reward for completing collections otherwise this years MUT is a bust and not worth anyone's time if they don't want to spend big bucks........

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      You lose the card, but get a small coin reward, and 1 card less to completing a collection.

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      Jboges 5 years ago

      I'm new to this and was wondering if you submit a car to a collection do you get that card back or do you lose it?

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Okay, so it seems many of the same questions. As i have said more than once.. The prices have been a LOT different than I have seen in the past. Also as I have said multiple times, the best thing to do is wait til the game slows down. With FIFA coming out, and many other I see a lot less people playing. I also see the prices rising. LOT of questions about all pro, and legendary.. Umm one thing I am finding is when i buy a legendary pack, i am losing about 20k if i don't get a half decent legend.. and that is sad. I bought a 3 pack for 100k, and made back about 60.... As far as gold packs, I have had more luck with them, but even still the selection of cards, and prices are awful compared to Madden 12. The only thing that can help us, is the release of better cards, ALONG WITH more collection that require specific cards for that collection..

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      If you were getting more coins to complete a collection, you would spend more to complete it. BUT with a 5,000 reward, you aren't gonna spend 50k on that collection, so I think this is mainly EA SPorts' fault for adding such awful collection rewards....

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      To follow up, I DO NOT tie my coin up in auctions that will end in 2 days and for that matter I don't really look at bid pricing I only really check the buy out cost as you can't afford to tie up your investment coin in bidding wars and 2 day auctions you need to have your coin making coin for you now, and it can't do that by sitting in a bid for 2 days only to end up in a bidding war that you lose, therefore tying up coin that you could have been using the last 2 days to buyout and resell and adding to your coin count.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      Brian, there is a lot of truth to what you are saying as I believe the only packs that are getting the new fantasy cards etc. are the legendary packs, now I may be wrong about this so John please correct me if this is not the case.

      The AH prices are not only changing daily but hourly, cards that I once bought and sold for 40,000 are now bringing 80,000 which for most people has become out of reach.

      I did however get a kellen winslow 85 key card yesterday for finishing a regular season matchup that fetched me 68,000 coins because you need it for the kellen winslow collection albeit the first time I was able to make any real coin from the cards that have been given to me for finishing any of the games on solo challenge I do hope it won't be the last.

      There are a handful of buyers on the AH that are there literally 24/7 sniping all the good deals on cards, then taking them and flooding the market with them at unrealistic prices forcing the consumer to buy them at those prices.

      What I have been doing is picking the card I need at the moment say derrick brooks as an example, I will then go through the listings and check them all slowly to see the average pricing which will give me a good idea what price I need to make money on that card.

      From that point I will close and reopen quickly and scan the times very quickly if I notice a number ending with 58 or 59 I will check the posting as i know it will be new therefore being able to jump on the new listing before anyone else sees it.

      I have had very good luck with this and have beaten the card snipers to most of the deals, now this should work with any price card be it a 1200 coin card or a 100,000 coin card, of course the higher priced cards will fetch you better ROI but if you need a starting point I would do this with the cheaper cards and then work your way up as your coin count grows.

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      Wayne 5 years ago

      Sam, I bought a 1* deion and it cost me about 95,000, I would be willing to trade for a 1* Lane plus ????.

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      Brian 5 years ago

      I have been reading this and have to agree with most of the other people, it is soooo hard to make your money back on a all-pro pack. I actually thought I would save up for the 10 pack, so each pack would be around 8200 instead of 9000. This didn't work either, I haven't physically sold all the cards yet. But I only got 3 cards worth good money, most are worth less than 1000 (way less). I added up a realist figure and i can probably make about 65,000. Since everyone is under cutting every player listed, it has drove the price down on most of the regular cards. I've found that buying low and selling high actually makes more money than selling the cards in packs. Just a thought, not saying this doesn't work for everyone.....just not me.

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      sam 5 years ago

      how much is a 1 star deion

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      Justin 5 years ago

      I gotta be honest, I buy a gold card pack and find myself losing money when trying to sell players I don't want on my team. There are many of the same players Im trying to sell, so I find myself having to lower my price just to get a sale. But in doing so I either get the same amount back or I lose about 3 thousand coins.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      kinda dropped the ball on comments last couple days.. anyway.. in order since my last comment..

      @jerry.. Now is when you should be buying the cards to make your money back....You should not have much of a problem selling the cards back with fantasy ones int here.

      @ SAM.. i don't tink it is better to wait until christmas.. You should be good now...

      @jack... Yes you get your coins back..

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      Mac 5 years ago

      Everyone on ps3 watch out for law45yadig, he is a scammer. Luckily I was able to get a larry fitzgerald and a demarcus ware and a 92 rice for P willis but I was supposed to receive a 2 star deion for a key ronnie lott but he flaked. Everyone on ps3 don't do deals with law45yadig

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      Nick C 5 years ago

      Anybody seen a derrick brooks key. I have the 1*99 and two others but no luck on his key card. I'm sure ea will be adding his collection soon. I had the Kurt Warner cards as soon as his 2* was listed. Had to be the first to get that.

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      Jack 5 years ago

      If I lose an auction , do i get my coins back?

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      Pat 5 years ago

      It could go either way Sam, the demand and supply will increase at similar rates, but the auction house also has really weird prices, so who knows.

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      sam 5 years ago

      is it better to wait till christmas when everyone gets the game before I start selling people on the auction

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      jerry 5 years ago

      some of the cards you get in gold packs go for like 500 coins and you spend 9000 to get the pack ive tried a couple packs and can't make any coins

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      jerry 5 years ago

      How do you make your coins back on gold cards all the cards you get already have tons of the same card posted for cheap and everyone undercuts everyone else you're lucky to even make half your coins back help please