The Veteran Legend Ken Griffey Jr. card has been released in the Ticket Counter, which means people who pre-ordered MLB The Show 17 and already have Rookie Legend Ken Griffey Jr. can now (in theory) complete the Diamond Program to unlock the MVP Legend Ken Griffey Jr. (99 overall). The Diamond Program tied to this MVP Griffey card still takes many other steps, and you will need to be Gold level 1 and have 5,000 Tickets to purchase the Veteran Griffey, but at least some folks out there who had been grinding and waiting for this card to be released should now be able to snag one of the best cards in the game. If you don’t currently have the Rookie Griffey, the developers at Sony San Diego have said the card will be released at some point, we just don’t have a date as of yet.
There was also a roster update and a new Bases Loaded pack released (5,000 Stubs, limited to three per person). The Bases Loaded pack actually has solid value this time around as you’re guaranteed at least two standard packs, plus one of the old promo packs or a 10, 20 or 50 pack bundle of standard packs. So in theory you could get 52 packs for 5,000 Stubs.
In terms of the roster update, it was a relatively tame one this week, but we still have some players moving between tiers:
Diamond: Craig Kimbrel (92)
Gold: Greg Holland (87), Lance McCullers (85)
Silver: Felipe Rivero (82), Eduardo Rodriguez (80)
Bronze: Erasmo J. Ramirez (74), Justin Smoak (73), Zach Efflin (72), Matt Albers (72), James Hoyt (71), Chris Taylor (70), Tommy Pham (70), Joe Kelly (70)
Carlos Correa and Zach Greinke also became stronger Golds this week.
Silver: Masahiro Tanaka (82)
Common: Ross Stripling (69), Jarred Cosart (66)
In addition, Rich Hill became a weaker Gold, and Edwin Diaz became a weaker Silver.