EA launched two new types of Ultimate Team cards: the orange to the Man of the Match (MOTM) and the blue to the Team of the Year (TOTY).
The New Orange Card
The end of March 2012 brought something new to the thousands of FIFA Ultimate Team enthusiasts. Was launched and put into circulation a new type of player card In Form.
These new orange cards reward the players that played better on certain games, calling them Man Of The Match (MOTM). Most of attributes are improved, making this type of card very desirable among the Ultimate Team players.
Generally speaking, these cards are the second most valuable of the whole game. For the same player, the orange card worth more than his black card of Team Of The Week (TOTW) and less than his blue card of Team Of the Year (TOTY). For being a very rare type of card and limited release, their market prices are extremely high.
The first player to hold a MOTM card was the Brazilian Kaka. He was followed by well known names like Lionel Messi, Falcão, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ashley Cole, Lisandro López, Diego Milito or Nicola Zigic.
The New Blue Card
With the beginning of May, started circulating blue player cards. Unlike what happened with the orange cards, this type of card does not correspond to a new class of cards, but only a change in appearance.
To help the understanding of their fans, EA decided to split the In Form players in three distinct groups: the black TOTW, the orange MOTM and the blue TOTY. These last include all the cards that are launched at the end of the season for the different TOTY (most consistent team, team of northern Europe leagues, team of of southern Europe leagues, team of English league, team of Spanish league, etc …). Its market value is almost prohibitive, which is explained not only by the significant improvement of the attributes, such as the limited period of time in which these cards are released.
The first players to see their names printed on these blue cards were the one’s of the most consistent team of the year. Van der Vaart, Óscar Cardozo, Marek Hamsik, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jefferson Farfan, Diego and Danielle Rossi belong to this team.
It is expected that, in the short term, EA will introduce new colors in FIFA Ultimate Team players cards.