A nice way to spend a cold winter weekend morning is curled up watching an episode of Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball. It’s a love letter to the history of the sport, and Kris Jardine, OOTP Developments’ Perfect Team Community Manager, took a page from that letter when he celebrated the Cincinnati Reds’ 150th anniversary by unveiling 6 new cards in this week’s episode.
He also covered the latest Perfect League winners and showed off the five rarest cards in Perfect Team in Out of the Park Baseball 20, which is available now on Steam and through the OOTP Developments website.
Celebrating the Reds’ 150th Anniversary
Silver Hardware Heroes – 2014 Johnny Cueto (RHP Starter; 76 OVR)
Bronze Historical All-Star – 1992 Bip Roberts (LF; 68 OVR)
Gold Hardware Heroes – 1918 Heinie Groh (3B; 80 OVR)
Gold Historical All-Star – 1981 Dave Concepcion (SS; 82 OVR)
Bronze Unsung Heroes – 2004 Adam Dunn (LF; 67 OVR)
Silver Historical All-Star – 1985 Dave Parker (RF; 71 OVR)
The 5 rarest cards in Perfect Team 20
Diamond Historical All-Star – 2015 Mike Trout (CF; 96 OVR – 4 have been pulled)
Diamond Historical All-Star – 1974 Jim Wynn (CF; 95 OVR – 5 have been pulled)
Diamond Historical Legend – Peak Mike Piazza (C; 98 OVR – 5 have been pulled)
Diamond Historical All-Star – 1936 Bill Dickey (C; 95 OVR – 6 have been pulled)
Diamond Historical All-Star – Arky Vaughan (SS; 97 OVR – 6 have been pulled)
Meanwhile, the latest episode of the OOTP Now podcast was a two-parter with host Rich Grisham. In part one, OOTP Developments senior developer Matt Arnold stopped by to talk about OOTP 20’s in-game strategies at the team and individual player levels. For part two, Rich was joined by OOTP’s minor league roster director, Scott Spindler, who discussed how the sport’s top prospects are doing so far this year.
What have you been up to lately in Perfect Team? Are you ripping packs hoping for one of those elusive rare cards, or are you saving up points so you can go shopping for cards? Either way, have fun!