@thegatorfan122 you're right but that's crap. what I'm taking from this is ea doesn't appreciate players who grind/spend early. odd that ea wouldn't want to reward players that grind/spend early to encourage others.
@Sp3w4567 update::: good news, I finally got a good pull. pulled s Bates from the phenoms pack for 500 gems. when I pulled him the phenoms banner unlocked. bad news, looks like banners are not retroactive and we don't get credit for all we have put into the game