FIFA 18 TOTY cards are the most wanted players items. Let’s learn something more about these blue cards, including the release date, the stats boost and the prices.
FIFA 18 TOTY Cards
What is the Team of the Year?
Every single year since FUT 12, in early January, Electronic Arts build a team of players based on their real performance on the previous year. The players of this TOTY are selected from the voting of FIFPro, the worldwide professional footballers association, and announced in the FIFA Gala. They are supposed to be the best players in the world.
They are upgraded with a blue TOTY card which becomes available in packs for a week. In the week a player gets his TOTY card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTY card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.
If you own the regular card of a TOTY player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTY version in the market or pull it from a pack.
When FIFA 18 TOTY Cards will be available?
The Team of the Year is released once per year. This usually happens in the first or second week of January but this time it may be different. London will host of the Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 on October 23, making the move from Zurich and for that reason, there is a chance to see TOTY released almost three months earlier than usual.
These very special blue cards are assigned only to eleven players (a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards), that can be of any league and quality. It is only made a distinction between the four lines, not between each position. For example, instead of having full backs, this team can have four centre backs. Usually they are all gold and play in LaLiga Santander, Premier League and Bundesliga.
In FIFA 18, TOTY cards will be announced at 5:30pm (UK time) and released in packs at 8pm. You can pull a TOTY card in any gold pack with rare gold players cards.
Ratings and Stats
How big are the ratings and stats boosts?
The players ratings and stats of FIFA 18 TOTY cards are usually boosted in six or seven points. The forwards evidently have less scope for an increase because Ronaldo and Messi are already highly rated. The attributes have a similar increase but it doesn’t mean that all attributes have to be improved. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous year, they played really well in a new position.
You can have the regular card and the TOTY card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.
These cards are usually the most expensive ones of the whole FUT 18.
FIFA 18 TOTY Cards Prices
What happens to the TOTY cards’ prices?
We will describe what usually happens when TOTY comes out. Please, be aware that this is only valid for TOTYs released in January. This year, it may be different.
Once a year, a team featuring the best players of the year is announced. This release is responsible for thousands of pack openings. It also means severe price falls. Everything happens at an absolute immense scale: these cards are the best in the game, they come in packs for a week and prices fall to never before seen values.
The effect caused by the Team of the Year is felt way before it’s even announced. The game barely starts and there are already some players planning on building their squads in January, at a point when buying the best players will cost them the same as how much they’d spend building an average team in the beginning. The start of a more severe devaluation happens before Christmas and is prolonged until the TOTY release.
The NIF cards lose value progressively through the weeks before the TOTY. The biggest drop is registered both on the day it starts and the day before that, which by the way is a Sunday, a day of the week when prices are lower. Only on this day the market should drop more than 3%. And that is followed by an apparent stabilisation which lasts until the weekend arrives. At this stage prices tend to rise very slightly, then, just as the TOTY cards stop coming from packs, the market rises again. This price increase tendency lasts about two weeks, then the natural course of devaluation is resumed.
FIFA 18 TOTY Cards Overview
Basic information about FIFA 18 TOTY Cards
Colour | Blue
How many Cards in FUT 18 | 11
How many times they are released | 1
How often they are released | Only once
How long they are in packs | One week
When they are released in packs | From October 23 to October 30, 2017 or from January 8 to Januray 15, 2018
How big is the boost | Usually 6 to 7 points compared to the regular or last TOTW / special card
Date of the first card in FIFA 18 | October or Januray*
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 12
Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about FIFA 18 TOTY Cards
Q: What is the Team of the Year?
A: Team of the Year, commonly abbreviated to TOTY, is a team of IF players released on a yearly basis. These blue In Form cards are assigned to the best players based on their real performance on the previous civil year.
Q: What is the difference between Team of the Year and Team of the Season?
A: TOTY is a team made by the players who played better during the calendar year, according to the FIFPro’s voting. The TOTS has nothing to do with the calendar year. It is about the players of each league who have played better during the season (usually between August/September and May) and they are not chosen by FIFPro members.
Q: Who chooses the players for the Team of the Year?
A: The TOTY players are selected from the voting of the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), the world wide professional footballers association, and announced in the Best FIFA Football Awards. This representative organisation comprises of 65,000 pro footballers and is made up of 58 countries. It’s them who choose the best players of the year.
Q: How many players are selected for the TOTY?
A: Eleven. The Team of the Year is released only once a year and contain the best 11 players in the world, also known as the World XI. The TOTY is made up of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards, where each category can contain a player in any position.
Q: How many nominees the Team of the Year has?
Q: Are TOTW released in the Team of the Year week?
A: Yes. Team of the Week are released interrupted every Wednesday.
Q: How long are FIFA 18 TOTY cards available in FIFA packs?
A: These IF players are available in packs according to its positions: goalkeeper and defenders are available for four days; forwards and midfielders on five days.
Q: Will FIFA 18 TOTY cards be released all at once at any time?
A: Yes. It should happen after the release of the all new cards.
Q: How easy is to find FIFA 18 TOTY cards in FUT packs?
A: Just like it happens with any best rated player, the likelihood of finding FIFA 18 TOTY cards in FUT packs is very low because these cards are extremely rare.
Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 18 TOTY cards?
A: TOTY players can be found in any pack with rare gold players. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more rare gold players cards.
Q: Can I store packs to open during the TOTY week?
A: Yes. It doesn’t matter when you got the packs. The cards you will find inside depend exclusively on the date you open them.
Q: When is the best time to open packs ?
A: That’s when all the Team of the Year players are in packs, probably between Saturday night and Monday night. With eleven TOTY players in packs, your chances of finding one of these cards are two times higher than in any other day.
Q: Are FIFA 18 TOTY cards available in FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft, Squad Battles and FUT Champions.