MLB The Show 21 came out to those who pre-ordered on Friday, April 16th. The game has always been a favorite of mine, specifically for its franchise mode which allows the user to live out their dream of being the general manager of their favorite MLB baseball team. This year the New York Mets will have one of the strongest in-game rosters than ever before.
The game also sports its own version of an ultimate team, called Diamond Dynasty. Diamond Dynasty is a game mode where users can build their dream teams by buying and selling players on the in-game open market using the in-game currency called stubs. Each player is represented by their trading card, which has an overall value attached to it. There are two types of cards, live cards and flashback cards. Live cards are those players who are active today. Flashback cards are those players who are retired.
These flashback cards can include all sorts of unique player cards that honor players’ special achievements like having won a past Cy Young or Silver Slugger award or for throwing a no-hitter, anything really of that sort.
Players are rated on a 1-99 scale with those players with rare upper ninety ratings being reserved for the GOATS. The overall rating is an average of many specific attributes like an H/9 rating for pitchers or an attribute like contact vs. righties for hitters.
Diamond Dynasty, which includes favorite Mets players, is a most popular game mode of MLB The Show fans.
Throughout the course of the season, MLB The Show will progressively release more and more flashback cards to keep users interested and excited about playing the game. There are however some they have already released, which includes several legendary Mets.