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MLB The Show 20 Diamond Dynasty: Breakout Vida Blue in Headliners Set 7 and Flash Sales

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MLB The Show 20 Diamond Dynasty: Breakout Vida Blue in Headliners Set 7 and Flash Sales

Headliners Set 7 Breakout Vida Blue replaces Signature Series John Franco in Headliners packs today. Breakout Vida Blue is a 93 overall, and his main pitch is high-90s fastball with a devastating curveball and changeup as his secondaries. His two-seam fastball is no slouch either, and Vida Blue is a known top commodity in DD from prior seasons. His release is also funky, which is the other major aspect helping him out.

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Blue is tied with First Inning Program Oswalt as the top-rated starting pitcher in the community market right now. I would suspect this might be one of the most coveted Headliners cards so far due to Blue’s past top-tier performances, but we’ll have to wait and see how things shake out in the market.

Here is a look at his quirks:

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And here is how he looks on the community market right now:

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The odds on the Headliners packs remain the same as always, so good luck if you try getting him in packs as you’ll have a 1:10 chance at a diamond, albeit that diamond might not be Blue.

Lastly, The Show did run a flash sale for packs, but they literally sold out within moments. The first flash sale was 25K Stubs for a guaranteed diamond-player pack.

It appears they will be running more limited-quantity sales until 7 p.m. PST, but if you’ll have to be fast on the draw because these packs really did sell out just about instantaneously in the first round.

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  1. mikeq672
    Flash sales that last an hour with a 1 per customer limit that say soldout and dont let you buy immediately after they are released. Cool idea!

    Haha I know, I think it was only like 5000 packs too. But it wasn't even that great a deal. Think this is the first time they tried this style so perhaps they're just testing the waters.
    mikeq672
    Did they abandon this already or are they rethinking it because it just made everyone mad? Took the packs down and nothing new for a half hour

    Yeah dunno. It helped depress some diamond cards so I'm at least thankful for that. Got to buy the dip a bit.
    There was a second one, it was gone in under a minute haha -- same deal, 25K for diamond player.
    (Third one was prospects set, this one seemed more fair.)
    brunopuntzjones
    What an absolutely terrible promotion idea.

    Not at all. At 25k stubs that's about $20 per pack. From what I saw they limited each run at 1,000 packs, right? Maybe I'm wrong but I think that's what the limit was. If it was any higher then that's obviously even more money for them. The Prospect packs were a little cheaper but even then, depending on how many they ran or might run by the end of the night since they're Pacific time they're looking at something like $100,000 in revenue and probably more.
    This isn't new content. This was simply a buying opportunity for stuff that has already been in the game. They sold very expensive lottery tickets for people to burn their stubs on.
    As a business decision it was a brilliant move. In terms of value to consumers, yeah, it leaves a lot to be desired. At some point they were going to have to try and recoup their potential losses from the state of the world. I don't know what their projections were under normal circumstances but this easily put them back on track or even put them ahead. And by limiting the number available they are keeping the market from dropping, further protecting their economics by not depressing value on cards that people might buy anyway.
    (I'm involved in sales so I love budgets and ****)
    On top of that, anyone that feels like they missed out and are pissed off will probably be more likely to spend on the next promotion. FOMO is a very real thing and since people ARE missing out, that's when they're likely to double-down the next time. SN is full of people upset that they didn't piss stubs away. They'll be dropping that money they had ready to spend on whatever else hits or just rage buy packs or cards on the market already.
    Coxatron
    Not at all. At 25k stubs that's about $20 per pack. From what I saw they limited each run at 1,000 packs, right? Maybe I'm wrong but I think that's what the limit was. If it was any higher then that's obviously even more money for them. The Prospect packs were a little cheaper but even then, depending on how many they ran or might run by the end of the night since they're Pacific time they're looking at something like $100,000 in revenue and probably more.
    This isn't new content. This was simply a buying opportunity for stuff that has already been in the game. They sold very expensive lottery tickets for people to burn their stubs on.
    As a business decision it was a brilliant move. In terms of value to consumers, yeah, it leaves a lot to be desired. At some point they were going to have to try and recoup their potential losses from the state of the world. I don't know what their projections were under normal circumstances but this easily put them back on track or even put them ahead. And by limiting the number available they are keeping the market from dropping, further protecting their economics by not depressing value on cards that people might buy anyway.
    (I'm involved in sales so I love budgets and ****)
    On top of that, anyone that feels like they missed out and are pissed off will probably be more likely to spend on the next promotion. FOMO is a very real thing and since people ARE missing out, that's when they're likely to double-down the next time. SN is full of people upset that they didn't piss stubs away. They'll be dropping that money they had ready to spend on whatever else hits or just rage buy packs or cards on the market already.

    This is all fair, but I feel like they would have made just as much money with a limited time, limit 2 or 3 per customer sale on the same packs at the same price with a 20% discount on stubs.
    For me at least, this generated about 5 minutes of frustrated eye rolling and a stronger desire to just play franchise the rest of the year.
    I was on the lookout for a reduced bundle or something and it never happened. I was refreshing the Show Shop online while grinding out the Conquest map again and actually laughed when I would catch the new sales only to see them instantly sold out.
    I think it's wild people paid 25k for the LS packs. The Prospect packs were actually decent value.
    I would have probably ripped a discounted bundle but I'm not even remotely upset. Decided to buy Pache and Waters since they dropped on the market and then picked up Realmuto, Harper and Nola as well as a few random cards to finish the Phillies. Also knocked out a couple other cheap teams so ultimately I'm pretty ok with the sales not interesting me much.
    The game is less than a month old and they've already killed the market, not exactly a great long term decision. There are only a handful of live diamonds worth more than about 20k already. Then again, there isn't much in the game that looks like long term was on their minds, it seems very shallow compared to every other year, especially considering they just reused all last years DD mainly, instead of actually redoing everything like they have every other year.
    Optimistically I'm sort of hoping it's because they are preparing for the new console, but the realist in me thinks they are just getting pretty lazy.
    BigOscar
    The game is less than a month old and they've already killed the market, not exactly a great long term decision. There are only a handful of live diamonds worth more than about 20k already. Then again, there isn't much in the game that looks like long term was on their minds, it seems very shallow compared to every other year, especially considering they just reused all last years DD mainly, instead of actually redoing everything like they have every other year.
    Optimistically I'm sort of hoping it's because they are preparing for the new console, but the realist in me thinks they are just getting pretty lazy.

    Trying to remain optimistic here but its tough. Seems like they are just rapidly progressing towards EA territory. Methodically remove parts of DD that people enjoy while making it essentially an online only mode with the only care going towards capitalizing off the crack addicts, oh sorry pack*
    BigOscar
    The game is less than a month old and they've already killed the market, not exactly a great long term decision. There are only a handful of live diamonds worth more than about 20k already. Then again, there isn't much in the game that looks like long term was on their minds, it seems very shallow compared to every other year, especially considering they just reused all last years DD mainly, instead of actually redoing everything like they have every other year.
    Optimistically I'm sort of hoping it's because they are preparing for the new console, but the realist in me thinks they are just getting pretty lazy.

    I would say Madden is very reasonable on their market ....
    I'd sell him because a 93 pitcher isn't that special and will only get worse and less valuable. And that's coming from someone that loves Vida Blue.
    Coxatron
    I'd sell him because a 93 pitcher isn't that special and will only get worse and less valuable. And that's coming from someone that loves Vida Blue.

    Have any recommendations to go for if I do sell?
    I have grandy, KGJr, gallo(not fotf yet), Eddie Matthews, Tatis jr(non fotf), muncy, helton, and my cap catcher in starting. Duke snider, Garver, Brian Roberts, 87ovr Gary Sanchez, and Andrew Vaughn on my bench.
    Garret , wood, Giles, Nolan Ryan, Andrew Miller, Sean Doolittle, Seth lugo in the pen
    Really it depends on what you wanna do. Are you going after the collections? I would just use the stubs from Vida for that if so.
    Just don't buy packs!
    I want to do the collections but also be able to reasonably complete all 9 innings which if it’s indications, that’s like 60k Ish for the other 2 people each inning?
    They go up the closer we get to the new inning. I bought them when they were mid 20s and they've slowly gone up. If that's something you wanna do I wouldn't wait too much longer.

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