We have provided an overall guide to the Andre Iguodala Spotlight Series here, and so it’s time to actually check out all the cards now that we’ve had some time to look at them more closely.
In this batch, it’s a lot of bad cards who don’t sneak into budget territory, but we do end with a very good gold card.
Faried has 85 standing dunk, 80 pick and roll defense, 95 offensive rebounding and 92 defensive rebounding.
For gold badges, he has Pick and Roller, Box, Brick Wall, Pogo Stick, Rebound Chaser and Worm.
At 6-foot-8 this card is another non-starter at center, and overall, man this card is rough. It does not have any of that Faried athleticism, and he does not get any HOF rebound badges, so he’s effectively useless. This is the worst card in the set so far by far.
Andre Miller gets up to an amethyst via evolution. At that point, he has 79 3-point shooting, 88 mid-range, 90 speed, 90 acceleration, 85 driving layup, 90 speed with ball, 94 ball handling, 96 pass accuracy, 95 passing vision, 85 perimeter defense, 82 help defense, 84 pick and roll defense, 90 lateral quickness, 90 pass perception, 82 reaction time and 90 steal.
He does not get any HOF badges when he hits amethyst, but he does get gold Corner Specialist, Catch and Shoot, Interceptor, Lightning Reflexes and Off-Ball Pest.
I have a hard time wrapping my head around this card because basically it becomes a rather fast, defense-oriented PG. As an Andre Miller fan, that does not really compute with me. His post game is non-existent, and the shooting ends up being better than it really should be as well. So really he becomes a very solid PG who will be decent as a two-way player at either guard position. He will be best going downhill, but he’s not a special rebounder or someone who will take advantage of mismatches in the post even with the 6-foot-4 frame.
Basically, it’s a good card, it’s just not Andre Miller.
Barbosa has 80 3-point shooting, 90 speed, 90 acceleration, 80 driving layup, 90 speed with ball, 86 ball handling and 84 passing accuracy.
This card is purely one you get because you need him for the challenges. He has a ruby rewards card that is faster and fits more into the role you would want for Barbosa. This version is still rather quick for an emerald, but there is just no real reason to use this Barbosa.
Thaddeus Young gets 90 mid-range shooting, 80 3-point shooting, 81 post hook, 82 interior defense, 80 help defense, 80 offensive rebounding and 80 defensive rebounding.
For gold badges, he has Quick Draw and Pick and Roller.
This card is odd purely because he gets C/PF designation rather than SF/PF designation. Sadly, this version of Young only has 70 speed so it does not even really make sense to play him as a small-ball center ever. I would still rather use this card than Faried, but it’s about the nicest thing I can say about it.
Korver goes up to ruby level. At that point, he has 94 mid-range, 96 3-point shooting, 76 speed, 79 driving layup, 74 speed with ball, 78 ball handling, 82 passing accuracy, 75 perimeter defense, 75 lateral quickness and 80 reaction time.
At the ruby level, he gets HOF Corner Specialist, Green Machine, Slippery Off-Ball, and Catch and Shoot. As a gold, he gets gold Deadeye, Clutch Shooter, Range Extender, Quick Draw, Steady Shooter and Flexible Release.
This card is fantastic. It’s an easy road to get him to ruby, and at that point he’s an unreal shooter and is not a wholly worthless defender. At 6-foot-7, that height helps him more easily play SF, and thus makes him a little easier to hide than the Redick from the last batch of cards. It’s usually good value upgrading lower tier evolution cards, and this one is no exception.