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A few months ago, I got the idea to do a “mock draft” for top credit cards to see what the “best” portfolio would be.  Of course “best” can be defined in different ways by different people, but I thought that it would be a fun exercise.  Now, with fantasy football season upon us, it seemed like a good time to do it.

In addition to myself (Dan), Ian and Sam from the Points With a Crew team, we invited Miles the Monkey as well as Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101.

Draft order as determined by random.org

  1. Miles / Zach (Miles the Monkey)
  2. Dan Miller (PWaC)
  3. Richard Kerr (Award Travel 101)
  4. Ian Snyder (PWaC contributor and Points Miles Life)
  5. Sam Doyon (PWaC contributor)

Draft order snaked, meaning that every other round went backwards, to make it a little more fair for the people at the back of the draft order.

Ground rules for the credit card mock draft

  • Chase 5/24 is not a factor, nor any other Amex once per lifetime or Citi 24 month rules
  • Assume you have no other cards or points
  • Signup bonuses DO matter, but if a card fluctuates between good and bad signup bonuses and it’s currently at a low point, feel free to make the argument for it at a higher bonus with your pick
  • You can’t pick a card that is not currently open to new applicants (Ink Plus / AT&T Access More / etc)
  • No prepaid cards
  • Cards issued by foreign banks are fine as long as they’re available to the general (US) public

Credit card mock draft chat log

The chat transcript below has been lightly edited, mostly to correct card names and typos and remove extraneous comments that were not relevant (trash-talk remained).  As well, all links were added by me after the fact.  I’ve also bolded the picks in case you want to skim past all the banter and trash talk 😛

pointswithacrew (Dan Miller – Points With a Crew)
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thepointsjock (Richard Kerr – Award Travel 101)
has joined #mockdraft

 

snyderman (Ian Snyder, PWaC and Points Miles Life)
has joined #mockdraft

 

sdoyon (Sam Doyon, PWaC)
has joined #mockdraft

 

milesthemonkey (Miles the Monkey)
has joined #mockdraft

 

thepointsjock
What’s the prize for winning?

 

snyderman
The winner takes over managing AT101.

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock prize is the adulation of my millions of readers….

 

snyderman
5….is so limiting it’s not even funny

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman just wait till you have to pick the 21st best card and the top 20 are all gone 🙂

 

sdoyon
yeah seriously

 

snyderman
Yeah…..I literally just put a ? for that in my spreadsheet.

 

thepointsjock
You made a spreadsheet?

 

pointswithacrew
#seriouschurner

 

thepointsjock
The best GMs go off feel

 

thepointsjock
For the draft

 

thepointsjock
Go with the instincts

 

snyderman
Yeah…we’ll see. I *never* watch or care about drafting

 

pointswithacrew
yeah @thepointsjock the commish already has his eye on you based on your pre-draft questions. i’m waiting for you to pull some sort of shenanigans

 

thepointsjock
Ruh roh

 

pointswithacrew
once we have a @milesthemonkey sighting we can go ahead and get started

 

snyderman
I boiled things down to plan A & plan B

 

milesthemonkey
i’m here!

 

thepointsjock
Bourbon time

 

milesthemonkey
was incognito

 

snyderman
@thepointsjock have a couple too many, and then let’s roll

 

thepointsjock
You’re the commissioner and playing?

 

pointswithacrew
Does anyone have any last minute questions before we start?

 

thepointsjock
I’m throwing a flag

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock yup #lifesnotfair

 

milesthemonkey
are we taking apr and balance transfers into consideration? asking for a friend

 

thepointsjock
Zzzzzz

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey “best” can be defined however you want. if you have a leet balance transfer plan, you do you 🙂

 

thepointsjock
You’re doing it wrong

 

milesthemonkey
should i start things off then?

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey go ahead – you are pick #1

 

thepointsjock
First picks always flop

 

thepointsjock
Taking a long time to type a card

 

milesthemonkey
Since I haven’t been able to get one in real life and I do think it’s the best “premium card” we’re gonna stick the Chase Sapphire Reserve in our wallet

 

thepointsjock
Don’t have it, not gonna get it

 

milesthemonkey
Sapphire Reserve – even though the sign up is only 50k, I think the UR are strong, the Travel credit is the easiest to claim, and I appreciate the rental car bennies and the lounge access

 

thepointsjock
Want some #weaksauce with those fries?

 

pointswithacrew
lol @ the trash talkin – love it!

 

pointswithacrew
i’m up with pick #2

 

pointswithacrew
I am glad that @milesthemonkey took the CSR – I’m not sure if I’d have been able to pass it up had it slipped to #2, but I am taking the Chase Sapphire Preferred and I would have taken a hard look at it at #1.  It’s got a good signup bonus (50K + 5K), no annual fee first year, lets you transfer Chase URs to travel partners AND you can use your URs for cash points too if you want.

 

snyderman
:sleeping:

 

snyderman
Yup. So called that.

 

pointswithacrew
IMO those were the clear top 2 picks

 

milesthemonkey
solid pick

 

thepointsjock
Yal so lame

 

thepointsjock
CSP definitely over CSR

 

thepointsjock
Due to AF

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock that was my thinking too

 

pointswithacrew
especially now that you don’t get the travel credit twice the first year

 

milesthemonkey
it’s not much of a premium after you back out the travel credit, but that once per cardmember year burns

 

thepointsjock
If you’re redeeming for 1.5 cents on the CSR you’re doing it wrong

 

pointswithacrew
Okay @thepointsjock you are up for pick #3

 

thepointsjock
American Express Business Centurion Card

 

thepointsjock
50% pay with points rebate still alive. Delta Platinum status. Hilton Diamond status #winner

 

thepointsjock
Next

 

pointswithacrew
what’s the annual fee on that guy?

 

snyderman
Dangit Richard

 

sdoyon
if you have to ask

 

milesthemonkey
that’s what i was gonna say

 

thepointsjock
$2500

 

pointswithacrew
:moneybag:

 

thepointsjock
If you have it you’re earning 500k Amex a year min

 

milesthemonkey
clearly @thepointsjock is picking up the dinner bill

 

thepointsjock
Means $100knin paid airfare

 

snyderman
We clearly didn’t define the ground rules well enough…

 

thepointsjock
#travelhacker

 

milesthemonkey
i’m reconsidering my nfl card now

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman i think it’s fine – he can make the argument that a $2500 annual fee card is “the best”. i disagree

 

pointswithacrew
and @snyderman is up for pick #4

 

snyderman
Well……this left me with both my option A *and* option B on the table. RK’s pick was out of left field. But…I am going with the Chase Ink Preferred. Solid sign-up bonus worth $1,000 minimum, great UR transfer options, good earning.

 

thepointsjock
You buy that much Facebook ad space?

 

milesthemonkey
I almost went with that for my first pic

 

pointswithacrew
Solid pick I think. It’s too bad the Ink Plus is no longer available

 

thepointsjock
Biz Centurion 50% rebate pay with points is all airlines even in Y

 

snyderman
Yeah. Well. You pay $2,500 for that privilege

 

sdoyon
:money_with_wings:

 

thepointsjock
Pay $2,500 – get $100k and never look for Award space again and earn miles

 

thepointsjock
#sold

 

pointswithacrew
ok @sdoyon you are up for picks 5 and 6

 

sdoyon
awww yeah

 

thepointsjock
“BBVA Compass NBA”

 

snyderman
Spirit! Allegiant!

 

sdoyon
all right, #5 is gonna be The Platinum Card from American Express. MR are good for the airlines i fly, airline credit, uber credit, and 5x on airlines

 

sdoyon
@snyderman shhhh

 

milesthemonkey
wait i’m confused…how are you getting from 500k amex to $100k in travel? 50% rebate would give you $10k no?

 

snyderman
Poor move there ^

 

sdoyon
well ya know watch out

 

thepointsjock
You have a pine tree after your name

 

sdoyon
actually number #6 is the Blue Business Plus Credit Card — again use the MR and 2x up to 50K

 

sdoyon
Yall took the good UR cards–what am i supposed to do here other than collect MR

 

milesthemonkey
solid…i was hoping that’d be overlooked by the time it got back to me

 

snyderman
Solid now. That was my backup plan. I expected the 3 “full” UR cards to be gone

 

snyderman
Except with Biz Plat

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman well you’re up with pick #7 if that’s what you want

 

snyderman
Now that I’ve committed to a UR strategy, I am going to go with the Chase Freedom Unlimited. Since I have the Ink, this earns me a minimum of 1.875% redeeming through the UR portal. Or I can always transfer to partners. Plus….I don’t have one of these and have always wanted one.

 

sdoyon
:sleeping:

 

thepointsjock
Oh man….

 

thepointsjock
What is this the Rams draft?

 

snyderman
Who are the Rams?

 

thepointsjock
Yea….

 

thepointsjock
I figured that be not appreciated here

 

thepointsjock
Who is next

 

snyderman
You

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock you are up with pick #8

 

thepointsjock
Bank of America Asiana Card

 

thepointsjock
2x grocery stores

 

thepointsjock
Insane award chart

 

thepointsjock
Around the world in 100K in biz

 

thepointsjock
6 stopovers

 

snyderman
I knew you were gonna pull that one out.

 

pointswithacrew
yeah me too

 

thepointsjock
If you don’t want it you hate Award Travel

 

snyderman
I do want it…but not when restricted to 5. Plus…YQ

 

snyderman
I hates YQ

 

thepointsjock
10k anniversary miles and a trip to Kroger means an award flight to Europe

 

snyderman
Splain.

 

thepointsjock
20k

 

thepointsjock
Buy $5k GC at grocery store

 

thepointsjock
Done

 

thepointsjock
#efficiency

 

snyderman
Yeah. Aint got that option out west.

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman do you even have a grocery store where you live?

 

pointswithacrew
okay i am up with pick #9

 

snyderman
Yeah. It’s called “Eureka Natural Foods”. Otherwise, I forage.

 

milesthemonkey
lol

 

thepointsjock
Smoking you guys in this draft

 

snyderman
We also have that. :oregano:

 

thepointsjock
Can’t do drugs in pro sports

 

pointswithacrew
similar to @snyderman with a premium Chase card in my belt, and since I can’t get the Ink Plus I am going to go with the Chase Ink Cash. Signup bonus is 30K which isn’t spectacular, but gives 5X at office supply stores aka PPDG (SEE: How to get started in gift card reselling) as well as internet / phone / cable. I considered the Chase Freedom but that really only maxes out 5x on $6K a year whereas Ink Cash can get 5x up to $25K

 

snyderman
Solid. I thought about that, but I can’t MS office supply here.

 

thepointsjock
You apparently live in hell

 

snyderman
LOL

 

thepointsjock
And don’t know what http://Staples.com is

 

pointswithacrew
plus it has 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months, after that a variable APR of 14.24% ? 20.24%

 

sdoyon
:champagne:

 

milesthemonkey
that’s right! 0% apr

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey is up for picks #10 and #11

 

milesthemonkey
😉

 

snyderman
@thepointsjock my http://Staples.com experience has been hellish

 

thepointsjock
They’re printing UR

 

thepointsjock
^office supply pun

 

milesthemonkey
I’m sticking with the UR train and picking up the Chase Freedom. Many thanks to @thepointsjock for steering clear of all things UR.

 

milesthemonkey
rotating 5x categories

 

milesthemonkey
15k sign up

 

pointswithacrew
aka the poor man’s chase ink cash

 

milesthemonkey
lol

 

thepointsjock
Enjoy earning 70k UR for J to Europe while I earn 40k

 

milesthemonkey
Pick #11 will be the American Express Everyday Preferred card – 3x groceires + 50% bonus when over 30 purchases in a month

 

milesthemonkey
gotta get in on some MR

 

snyderman
@pointswithacrew you’re up, unless RK has some more snark

 

pointswithacrew
yes i’m up for pick #12

 

thepointsjock
His directions were trash talk is encouraged

 

milesthemonkey
in a pinch i could always fly r/t using Korean for 80k 😉

 

thepointsjock
Haha, oh the joys of Korean

 

pointswithacrew
yes trash talk is fine

 

pointswithacrew
I am going to change directions, hop off the Chase train, and go straight cash money with the CapitalOne Spark business card. 2% everywhere and a $500 signup bonus.

 

snyderman
CapOne? :confounded:

 

sdoyon
I forgot that C1 existed for a minute…

 

thepointsjock
For good reason

 

pointswithacrew
I considered the Arrival card which also has a (sort of) $500 bonus but the restrictions on only redeeming for travel and with a $100 minimum swayed me

 

snyderman
Yeah…I’m still glad I have an old arrival

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock for pick #13

 

thepointsjock
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

 

milesthemonkey
solid

 

thepointsjock
2x in 4 cat plus 3x in one

 

snyderman
Solid

 

thepointsjock
Equals 4-6% cash back towards paid airfare with my Biz Centurion

 

sdoyon
Hey I was gonna go for the all MR portfolio and you’re killing it

 

pointswithacrew
how synergistic

 

thepointsjock
Draft plan all comes together

 

snyderman
He is also paying $2,500…..

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman is up for pick 14

 

snyderman
Since, as Jason put it at FT4RL, Cash Back is the new black….I’m going with the Alliant Visa Signature. 3% first year, 2.5% thereafter.

 

thepointsjock
Tax write off

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman signup bonus on that?

 

snyderman
Zero. Nada. Zilch

 

pointswithacrew
ah so in order for you to make up for the $500 headstart my Spark card gives me, you’ll be spending….. hold on i don’t think my calculator goes that high

 

sdoyon
nerd burn

 

milesthemonkey
lol

 

sdoyon
:fire:

 

snyderman
Yeah well, sticking with the rules for only 5 cards….

 

pointswithacrew
@sdoyon for picks 15 and 16

 

thepointsjock
#boomgoesthedynamite

 

snyderman
@pointswithacrew <$17k the first year. Yeah.

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman no because i get 2%

 

pointswithacrew
you have to spend 50K

 

snyderman
Shucks. Forgot that…..dang

 

sdoyon
all right, #15 is Chase IHG card. $49 night anywhere

 

pointswithacrew
:moneybag:

 

snyderman
Wut. Too early.

 

sdoyon
Hey i play fast keep up

 

pointswithacrew
it was on my list for sure. not sure it would make the top 25 or not but it’s definitely the best “free hotel night” card (SEE ALSO: Why you should get 2 IHG cards at the same time)

 

pointswithacrew
plus 80K signup bonus

 

pointswithacrew
and IHG Platinum status!!!!!!

 

sdoyon
the strategy comes together

 

thepointsjock
Goody

 

pointswithacrew
(and the 10% points rebate)

 

snyderman
worth $0

 

sdoyon
lol

 

sdoyon
#16 is Chase British Airways card

 

sdoyon
100K sign-up

 

snyderman
Is it 100k right now?

 

pointswithacrew
(ish)

 

thepointsjock
You guys are smoking some junk tonight like Mr. Pine tree said

 

milesthemonkey
if you’re gonna hit 20k spend might as well hit 30k and get a companion

 

sdoyon
we’re made of money in this world, so yes indeed

 

thepointsjock
Whomp sexy

 

thepointsjock
Who is next* worst autocorrect of my life

 

pointswithacrew
back to @snyderman for pick 17

 

milesthemonkey
hahahahaha

 

snyderman
Lol

 

pointswithacrew
that’s the title of this blog post now “Whomp Sexy”

 

milesthemonkey
i may have to title a post

 

milesthemonkey
hahahaha

 

thepointsjock
Why did that autocorrect to that??!

 

milesthemonkey
great minds…

 

sdoyon
slack knows how you really feel

 

snyderman
I’m dying….

 

thepointsjock
“This is what he meant”

 

thepointsjock
Thanks Apple

 

milesthemonkey
It’s probably because Siri is dating The Rock now, or something

 

snyderman
I’m going with Citi Prestige for pick #17. Never had a TYP earning card, plus the bonus is at 75,000 points. Travel credit, good earning, lounge access and 4th night free benefit. Although it’s sad I can’t kill it like RK did the other day.

 

thepointsjock
Mhmm

 

pointswithacrew
#17 – our first Citibank card comes off the board

 

snyderman
That’s about where they rank…

 

thepointsjock
Next pick

 

pointswithacrew
you @thepointsjock

 

thepointsjock
#18 Citi Premier 50k bonus

 

thepointsjock
Combine into Etihad with my Amex

 

thepointsjock
Book AA pre-devalue awards

 

snyderman
Interesting

 

thepointsjock
And Czech PRG-ICN in J for 26k

 

pointswithacrew
all right i am up for pick #19

 

pointswithacrew
I am going with the American Express AMERIPRISE Platinum card. All (most of) the benefits of the other Platinum cards, including travel credit, global entry fee, Centurion and PP lounge access, etc. but with ZERO annual fee the first year. And your first 3 AUs are free, meaning I can finally take my family back to the Centurion lounges!!!! : -) No signup bonus currently though I applied for it a year or so ago with a 25K signup bonus

 

snyderman
I forgot that existed.

 

milesthemonkey
solid choice

 

sdoyon
one could have potentially had an all Platinum line up

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey is up for picks 20 and 21

 

thepointsjock
Switching to that Plat once I have to start paying AFs again next year

 

pointswithacrew
@thepointsjock right – the other nice thing about it is that there’s no downside to getting it over and over again since the amex rules only say one SIGNUP BONUS per card per lifetime. since it doesn’t have one, no biggie

 

milesthemonkey
I’m gonna pick up The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN – 75k bonus ( although crazy high min spend) – referral bonuses are great with the card ( made 100k last year off them ), annual fee is still $450, centurion lounge access, FHR

 

sdoyon
for all the crap i got earlier

 

snyderman
Have fun with that organic spend

 

sdoyon
it took until #20 :stuck_out_tongue:

 

snyderman
Yeah…I jumped the MR boat after I got UR card

 

milesthemonkey
And then with pick #21 I’m gonna take an Aviator Red. 10% back on point redemptions, 50k after first purchase, access to reduced mileage awards, and great spend bonuses

 

snyderman
crAAp

 

pointswithacrew
i think we’ve covered that sAAver AAvAAilAAbility is reAAlly bAAd

 

thepointsjock
^

 

sdoyon
:a-plus:

 

milesthemonkey
partner space isn’t terrible to asia in J, but I’ve been using AA more and more for domestic. folks live in Indiana and i can fly roundtrip for 13,500 when IND is on the list

 

snyderman
Space?

 

thepointsjock
Nope

 

snyderman
I can’t find a seat that ever works for me

 

pointswithacrew
okay back to me for pick 22 – i am going to take the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. Signup bonus is only 25K now but it’s been as high as 30K or 35K. In addition to valuable SPG points, this gets me into the Amex Offers game with all of my employees. I had one Amex Offer last year that was 20% off Sams Club up to $1250 that netted me $250 per card – well worth the annual fee. I picked the Business over the Personal due to the Sheraton Lounge access on the Business card

 

snyderman

 

milesthemonkey
wow that’s a massive offer

 

thepointsjock
I had fun with that one as well

 

snyderman
Thief. Baggins. We hates it forever.

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey yeah made me wish i had more AU cards

 

pointswithacrew
over to @thepointsjock for pick 23

 

thepointsjock
Hmm

 

pointswithacrew
any russian bank cards still left?

 

snyderman
He wants the Allegiant card

 

thepointsjock
Barclaycard Arrival Plus $500 sign up

 

thepointsjock
Cuz why not

 

thepointsjock
Cover all the incidentals

 

thepointsjock
On a trip

 

snyderman
Not bad.

 

thepointsjock
World elite master card gives me primary CDW

 

thepointsjock
With no country exclusions

 

snyderman
That I didn’t know.

 

thepointsjock
Just rewrote benefits

 

pointswithacrew
@snyderman for pick 24 where he can not pick the spg biz card

 

snyderman
I’m up. I was waffling between an MR earning card, but I feel I must pick the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express PERSONAL card now. Standard 25k bonus, best value hotel points, huge array of airline transfer partners. Sans Sheraton lounge access, though. (SEE ALSO: 3 SPG transfer partners you do NOT want to use)

 

thepointsjock
But you can’t MS

 

thepointsjock
It’s a dud for you

 

snyderman
I didn’t say I can’t. I said I can’t with office supply.

 

thepointsjock
Or grocery store

 

thepointsjock
You’re apparently too busy foraging for weed

 

thepointsjock
Amongst the pines

 

pointswithacrew
and back to @sdoyon to finish us off with pick 25

 

thepointsjock
“NavyFed GoFar Rewards”

 

sdoyon
i mean since i’ve probably got the weakest team here

 

snyderman
Your fav, man

 

sdoyon
If you were thinking Amtrak Guest Rewards® World Mastercard®, you’d be correct :steam_locomotive:

 

snyderman
Yas

 

thepointsjock
…..

 

sdoyon
Why have a great team when you can have a team of punters

 

thepointsjock
That doesn’t even make sense

 

snyderman
That’s what I always tell myself

 

thepointsjock
Snyder I’ll teach you to sport

 

sdoyon
i mean actually i really do like the Amtrak card, happy to turn in my membership card

 

pointswithacrew
okay thanks everyone – before you go, we’ll go in draft order with a concluding paragraph. Please assess your portfolio, cards you think went too high / low / not at all, talk about any other strategy you haven’t mentioned yet, and pick a winner. and since i’m sure you all think your team won, pick the team you thought was best BESIDES your own :slightly_smiling_face:

 

pointswithacrew
@milesthemonkey you’re first

 

pointswithacrew

Here are the final portfolios, for your reference

  • Miles – #1 Chase Sapphire Reserve, #10 Chase Freedom, #11 American Express EveryDay Preferred, #20 American Express Business Platinum card, #21 Barclay Aviator Red
  • Dan – #2 Chase Sapphire Preferred, #9 Chase Ink Cash, #12 CapitalOne Spark Business, #19 American Express Ameriprise Platinum card, #22 American Express SPG Business
  • Richard – #3 American Express Business Centurion, #8 Bank of America Asiana Card, #13 Amex Business Gold Rewards, #18 Citi Premier, #23 Barclaycard Arrival Plus
  • Ian – #4 Chase Ink Preferred, #7 Chase Freedom Unlimited, #14 Alliant Visa Signature, #17 Citi Prestige, #24 American Express SPG personal
  • Sam – #5 American Express Platinum card, #6 American Express Blue for Business, #15 Chase IHG card, #16 Chase British Airways card, #25 Amtrak Guest Rewards World

 

milesthemonkey
I was pretty happy with what I landed. I was really aiming to pair up a couple UR cards and maybe something in the MR mix with either a hotel or airline card. I’d go with PWAC for best lineup – good blend of UR and MR and SPG – tough to beat his lineup and VERY LOW on fees, nearly nil that first year. I’m not a huge cash back guy but the reasons for the Spark were compelling. I really liked @sdoyon play with the IHG and BA cards.

 

pointswithacrew
My take – I was not surprised to see the 3 Chase premium cards go off the board in the top 4 – having a premium Chase card is a huge deal since without it, Ultimate Rewards are essentially worthless. My team clearly won – I have solid cards for UR, MR and SPG points. Besides me, I am going to have to go with @milesthemonkey as 2nd place, edging out @snyderman. @thepointsjock has some solid yet unconventional cards even if one of them has a $2500 annual fee. @sdoyon is last on my list – the last 2 maybe 3 picks were weak IMO

 

thepointsjock
I won because I know how to maximize efficiency of miles and earning and redemption with avoiding hours of Award searching. Miles won because of CSR/CFU combo. Snyder had nature issues, @sdoyon apparently doesn’t know how to credit card.

 

pointswithacrew
i assume you didn’t list me because i was clearly far and above the winner – over to @snyderman

 

thepointsjock
The commissioner can’t play

 

snyderman
Biggest surprise to me was Richard’s first pick. Threw me off completely. I should have stuck with an all MR strategy since there is enough value there. That being said, I’m happy with one premium card for the perks, SPG for the level of MS I can do, the ~100k UR sign up and the UR combo, and the manageable annual fees (for me). I peg @pointswithacrew in 1st (mainly because of lack of AF), @milesthemonkey in 2nd, me in 3rd, @sdoyon in 4th, and @thepointsjock last because….$2,500 annual fee.

 

snyderman
And because that’s just where I feel like ranking him

 

pointswithacrew
1st place for amount of trash talked though!

 

thepointsjock
I have you all convinced I somehow won

 

milesthemonkey
hahaha

 

pointswithacrew
@sdoyon – final thoughts?

 

thepointsjock
Whomp sexy

 

sdoyon
I was hoping to get at least one UR card, so when that didn’t happen, I doubled down on MR. I tried to get a pretty diversified portfolio after that: an airline, a hotel, and since I can’t stay away from Amtrak, that too. Would have been nice to get ONE of the chase premium cards. My rankings are @milesthemonkey @pointswithacrew @snyderman @thepointsjock because whomp sexy

 

pointswithacrew
okay – thanks everyone for participating. I’ll get this up into a post and let you guys know when it’s live. had a lot of fun and maybe we’ll try this again in a few months and/or next year

 

pointswithacrew
#whompsexy

 

Poll: who won the credit card mock draft?

Now it’s your turn to vote – which 5 card portfolio do you rank as “best”?

An interesting stat – here are the 25 cards we picked, by issuing bank

  1. American Express: 9
  2. Chase: 8
  3. Bank of America: 2
  4. Barclaycard: 2
  5. Citibank: 2
  6. CapitalOne: 1
  7. Alliant: 1

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