NBA 2K20's MyTeam mode is like other collectible card modes in sports games which means that the catalog of available player cards gets better with time. Near launch, the game usually has a solid collection of players to choose from and dangles a few highly sought after rewards that players will begin chasing the moment they load up MyTeam.
Whether classic or modern, there's a good number of high overall studs waiting to be collected. Let's look at the 10 best player cards in NBA 2K20's MyTeam and rank them.
9 Dirk Nowitzki
With Dirk Nowitzki deciding to hang up his sneakers at the end of the last NBA season, it was only right to expect a high overall card of the German unicorn himself.
For years Dirk was criticized for his awkward shot and for years he showed the league that he was one-of-a-kind. His 97 overall card from the 2010 season reflects his tremendous scoring ability from both inside and out of the paint as well as his rebounding prowess. It also happens to be a little harsh on his speed, acceleration, and passing ability.
8 Scottie Pippen
Michael Jordan is considered by many as the best NBA player ever, but it's not like he single-handedly won championships. Every great player needs help in doing so, and boy did Scottie Pippen happen to be a great teammate for Jordan. Pippen was a great #2 threat and was one of the league's best defenders for several years.
He was a smart player who knew what shots to take and had the right level of ego and competitive spirit to play alongside a player like Michael Jordan.
7 Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas Sabonis will most definitely be the #1 head-scratcher on this list as the towering Lithuanian center had a shortlived but solid NBA career. His real excellence came in the European leagues he dominated in which left him as a legend overseas.
In many ways, the 7'3" athletic monster was part of the movement for power forwards and centers to develop an outside shooting game. Sabonis isn't the lightest on his feet so his 28 rating on perimeter defense and 54 rating for lateral quickness should be understood.
6 Penny Hardaway
When you play for the Orlando Magic, in any era, it's hard to get the recognition you deserve simply due to the franchise's mainstream relevance.
If the team would have kept Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway together the very history of the NBA could be different and Hardaway, alongside O'Neal, might have ended up as a Top 15 to 10 great. His 99 overall card featuring him from the 1994 season emphasizes the playmaking ability that had him distributing and providing his teammates with plenty of chances to score.
If you're a fan of Tim Duncan then you should understand that there would be no great Tim Duncan without David Robinson, and that's according to Duncan himself. Nicknamed The Admiral, Robinson was a force to be reckoned with for the San Antonio Spurs for years and helped Greg Popovich establish their winning culture.
For better or worse Robinson is a classic NBA big man which means his inside game is unstoppable, but anything outside the paint or having to do with passing should be handled by literally anyone else.
5 Dominique Wilkins
You can't have a 99 overall Dominique Wilkins card from his 1985 season and not expect it to be an athletic freak. The dunk champion's ticket trading reward card sports a ridiculous but accurate vertical rating of 98 which goes great with his other 97+ dunk ratings.
Wilkins was also never a great passer or rebounder and unfortunately, his stats also reflect that pretty accurately. If you're looking for a dunking highlight who has some outside shooting ability then maybe aim your eyes on this 85' Wilkins card.
4 Grant Hill
The vintage 2005 Grant Hill from the Detroit Pistons is a card that can be obtained if you earn enough tickets and the 6'8" might have you looking his way. The card is solid in both its outside scoring and perimeter defensive attributes, but don't expect to be rebounding or using post moves with Grant Hill anytime soon.
He's a great player who often doesn't get the credit he deserves so it's nice to see him get his own 99 overall card that showcases how much he could do on the court in his prime.
3 Julius Erving
Julius Erving happens to have the highest overall card in MyTeam for a guy who wasn't a cover athlete for the game. This card is a reward for those who trade in tickets for players.
He's near the end as he's available only in the Galaxy Opal section which means that you likely won't see him for a while. Unlike the top 2 cards on this list, Erving has some flaws as his rebounding and interior defense traits are in the 70s. He's an athletic freak though that sports tremendous speed and dunking ability.
2 Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis is finally out of New Orleans and will be sporting the purple and gold for the coming season. Considered to be arguably the best big man in the league, the cover athlete of the base version of NBA 2K20 happens to have the 2nd best card so far in MyTeam.
His 99 overall card that is rewarded to players who collect a ton of cards inside the mode is ridiculous. He's a rebounding machine with 99s across the board which goes handy with an inside scoring attribute lineup with nothing but 99s as well.
1 Dwyane Wade
When you're the cover athlete for the Legends edition of a game you know that you'll likely have a lot of perks that come with that. For Dwyane Wade, this meant that one of those perks is receiving a 99 overall card that's a reward for reaching the maximum collector reward tier inside of MyTeam.
The card has excellent outside scoring and playmaking with every attribute but one being a 99 in both of those categories. Wade is considered one of the best shot-blocking shooting guards of all-time and this cards 99 block stat proves it.