Pittsburgh Pirates: Top Five Cards in MLB The Show

Jun 28, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz (15) reacts after striking out during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 28, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz (15) reacts after striking out during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates prepares to hit against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park on September 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates prepares to hit against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park on September 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

MLB The Show is the most popular baseball video game out there, but what are the five best cards the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten so far this year?

MLB The Show is the biggest baseball game there is. This year, they released it for PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles, and for the first time, on Nintendo’s Switch console. San Diego Studios, the developers behind the game, have been expanding the game over the last two years, putting it on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles the previous year, and now allowing cross-play between all three systems.

Each year, they release a ton of new cards for the online mode, Diamond Dynasty, the most popular mode of the game. This allows you to put together teams with stars of today with stars of yesteryear, and even stars of tomorrow. For example, last year, I had an infield with Joe Morgan and Eddie Muarry on the right side of the infield with Mike Schmidt and Fernando Tatis Jr. on the left side, and Bryan Reynolds, Roberto Clemente, and Mickey Mantle in the outfield. There are special cards for current players producing well, like Topps Now (cards to commemorate big hits and big moments throughout the season), Topps Finest (which are usually released at the end of the year) monthly awards cards (given to the best players during the month). If you don’t play the game, know that hitting attributes go up to 125 and fielding and speed attributes go up to 99.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a storied history, which makes them an easy team to give a bunch of cards for because of their legends. They’re also an easy team to make cards for because of the prospects coming up the system. MLB The Show also creates great cards for prospects and Hall Of Fame players alike.

The game has been active since early April, releasing on April 1st, 2022. Since then, the developers have launched a ton of new content into the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates already have a ton of high-end 95+ overall cards, but what are the five best cards currently in The Show?

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