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Diamond Dynasty - Lightning Austin Riley Highlights July Monthly Awards

July Lightning Player Austin Riley

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Diamond Dynasty - Lightning Austin Riley Highlights July Monthly Awards

Lightning Yordan Alvarez put a cap on the June Monthly Awards Program, and now we’re finishing off the July Monthly Awards and Topps Now player drops with Lightning Austin Riley. On top of that, there are a whole host of July Monthly Awards players to now grab.

July Topps Now (Week 1)

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  • Topps Now Darick Hall
  • Topps Now Mark Appel
  • Topps Now Andres Gimenez
  • Topps Now Chad Kuhl
  • Topps Now Michael Perez

The whirlwind tour for Appel continues as he now has a Topps Now card. The pitch mix is meh, but the stats are good at least. Michael Perez is the other player to note here as his Supercharged card was a big hit, so I suspect this card will get some looks from folks. For me, I’ve enjoyed using Live Series Andres Gimenez, so I’ll look into that card.

Moments

  • June 27: Chad Keeps His Kuhl
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Pitch 2 innings
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Strike out 3 batters
  • June 29: A Warm Welcome To The Show
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 1 batter
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • June 29: Reynolds Raises The Jolly Roger
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 2 hits
    • Tally 1 XBH
  • June 30: Cleveland Is Clutch
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • June 30: Hit The Deck, Cannonball Coming
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • June 30: Morel Of The Story, This Guy Is Good
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Tally 2 hits
    • Tally 1 XBH
  • July 1: Darick Hits Dingers
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 3: Houston Makes History
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run

July Topps Now (Week 2)

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  • Topps Now Garrett Hill
  • Topps Now Josiah Gray
  • Topps Now Jeter Downs

Moments

  • July 4: More Like Garrett Mountain

    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Pitch 6 innings
    • Do not give up 3 hits
  • July 5: Make Way For Mullins And The O’s
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 6: Judge Shows No Mercy
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 6: Gray Throws Gas
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 6 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • July 9: Jeter Gets The Yankees
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 hit
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 9: Nolan Knows Barrels
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 home run

Collection

Topps Now July Nolan Jones

  • Topps Now Nolan Jones – Collect 8 Topps Now July players

July Topps Now (Week 3)

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  • Topps Now Jose Iglesias
  • Topps Now Jonathan India
  • Topps Now Jose Berrios

Moments

  • July 12: Rally Caps On
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 hit
    • Tally 2 RBI
  • July 12: Berrios Carries Blue Jays
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 7 batters
    • Do not give up 1 home run
  • July 13: Iglesias Is In It To Win It
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 4 total bases
  • July 15: J-Rod And M’s Are Unstoppable
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 15: Down Goes Hader
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 16: Alonso Notches Mets Record
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 RBI

Collection

Topps Now July Mike Yastrzemski

  • Topps Now Mike Yastrzemski – Collect 11 Topps Now July players

July Topps Now (Week 4)

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  • Topps Now Nelson Velazquez
  • Topps Now J.J. Matijevic
  • Topps Now J.J. Bleday

Moments

  • July 21: Magic Matijevic
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 hit
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 22: Urias Called Game
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 22: Blue Jays Blow Out Boston
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Score 2 runs
  • July 22: Belli Blasts A Grand Slam
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 22: Nelson’s Nukes
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 home run
  • July 24: Bleday Gets The Call
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 hit

July Topps Now (Week 5)

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  • Topps Now Elias Diaz
  • Topps Now James Outman
  • Topps Now Trey Mancini

Moments

  • July 27: Marte Has The Clutch Gene
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 27: Elias Wins It
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 2 RBI
  • July 28: Standing O For That Hustle
    • Difficulty: Rookie
    • Hit 1 HR
  • July 28: Judge Is Unstoppable
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 HR
  • July 31: Yordan Beats The Shift
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 1 RBI
  • July 31: New Guy Doesn’t Get Out, Man
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 4 total bases

Collection

July Topps Now Starling Marte

  • Topps Now Starling Marte – Collect 17 Topps Now July players

Rewards

  • 4 points – The Show pack
  • 6 points – 500 stubs
  • 8 points – Topps Now Darick Hall
  • 10 points – Topps Now Mark Appel
  • 12 points – Topps Now Andres Gimenez
  • 14 points – Topps Now Chad Kuhl
  • 16 points – Topps Now Michael Perez
  • 18 points – The Show pack
  • 20 points – 500 stubs
  • 24 points – Topps Now Garrett Hill
  • 26 points – Topps Now Josiah Gray
  • 28 points – Topps Now Jeter Downs
  • 30 points – The Show pack
  • 32 points – 500 stubs
  • 36 points – Topps Now Jose Iglesias
  • 38 points – Topps Now Jonathan India
  • 40 points – Topps Now Jose Berrios
  • 42 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 44 points – 1,000 stubs
  • 48 points – Topps Now Nelson Velazquez
  • 50 points – Topps Now J.J. Matijevic
  • 52 points – J.J. Bleday
  • 54 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 56 points – 1,000 stubs
  • 60 points – Topps Now Elias Diaz
  • 62 points – Topps Now James Outman
  • 64 points – Topps Now Trey Mancini
  • 66 points – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x2)
  • 68 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 70 points – 1,000 stubs
  • 75 points – Diamond bat skin
  • 80 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack
    • Monthly Awards Andres Munoz
    • Monthly Awards J.T. Realmuto
    • Monthly Awards Cole Irvin
    • Monthly Awards Jose Miranda
    • Monthly Awards Brady Singer
    • Monthly Awards Ramon Urias

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  • 85 points – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack
  • 90 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack
  • 95 points – Headliners Set 33 pack
  • 100 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 105 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack
  • 110 points – 1,000 stubs
  • 115 points – The Show pack (x2)
  • 120 points – Monthly Awards 97+ overall choice pack
    • Monthly Awards Matt Chapman
    • Monthly Awards Matt Carpenter
    • Monthly Awards Ryan Pressley

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  • 125 points  – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack
  • 130 points – Headliners Set 34 pack
  • 135 points – Monthly Awards 97+ overall choice pack
  • 140 points – The Show pack
  • 145 points – 1,500 stubs
  • 150 points – Headliners Set 35 pack
  • 155 points – Takashi Legends (Soriano) choice pack
  • 160 points – Lightning Craig Biggio

July Lightning Awards Craig Biggio

Lightning Craig Biggio means an elite Biggio is coming back to us soon enough. Since this card does have a catcher secondary, he’s going to have some life even at the end of the month. I also think Biggio having extra power here is a rather big deal because sometimes that can be a weakness for his cards. Either way, he’s generally been a popular card through the years (and that includes with me as well), so I’m looking forward to using him. We do have more 2B and C options than we did weeks ago, but he’s still going to classify as a five-tool threat, especially if you do go with him behind the plate.

  • 165 points – The Show pack (x5)
  • 170 points – 2,500 stubs
  • 175 points – Home Run Derby choice pack
  • 180 points – All-Star Game choice pack
  • 185 points – Lightning Monthly Awards Austin Riley

July Lightning Player Austin Riley

Because Lightning Austin Riley got his 1B and LF secondary positions, any concerns about this card mostly dissipate. You should absolutely be able to find a place for him, and he’s another right-handed bat who will provide great all-around hitting, solid defense, and just enough speed to not be a liability. This was the right choice for the player of the month as well, which hasn’t always been the case for SDS this year.

  • 195 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack (no sell)
  • 205 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack (no sell)
  • 215 points – Monthly Awards 95+ overall choice pack (no sell)
  • 225 points – Monthly Awards 97+ overall choice pack (no sell)
  • 235 points – Ballin’ Out of Control pack
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