Sorry to burst your bubbles there’s no such a thing as end game for cards. I find those comments funny:
"Is Roy gonna be end game?
“T-Mac is goated, his end game!”
People want to feel secure about their cards and investments (be it time and money) and lie to themselfs (and others). Flash news, there’s no such thing. Just because some cards are more relevant by the end of the game it dosent make them any more special or different. Zack LaVine is gonna be better card than maxed stat Opal KD. He lasted more (cycle wise) than those Opals that gonna get released and played by the end of the game, because game will die within month or two.
You need to count how much time you can squeeze from the card, how long and how relevant it’s gonna be. I get it, everyone wants better colored cards, to show their lineups, feel like they achieved something by having said cards. It’s just pixels, and it’s all about having fun.
I see some people saying: well i won’t play till march until Opal SZN is there. Like duh? Whateva floats your boat, but game (usually) is least broken and within reason by the start.
Again, this game like all games has it cycles. We will get next 2k next year and so on, the cycles of this game are pretty fast (compared to some RPG’s and etc), however you can still predict how long certain cards gonna last and be relevant.
Example: Current Opal KD. This card gonna last and be top card more than any Opal that gets released by the end of the cycle, not to mention this Opal KD gonna compete mainly against PD’s so its so much more powerful and relevant that there are no comparisons.
Conclusion: Play now, don’t plan 5 months ahead or you might as well plan 5 years ahead (as far as 2k goes).