MLB The Show 16 gets its first new packs of the regular season

Posted April 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am

MLB The Show 16 Prime Time Performers and Swing for the Fences Packs

Two new card packs began being offered in the MLB The Show 16 store yesterday. The “Prime Time Performers” and “Swing For The Fences” packs go for 5,000 coins and contain 3 player cards with a higher chance them being Gold or Diamond.

The math doesn’t really add up to make one of these packs a good value purchase however. Take 5,000 Coins and either buy one of these new packs getting 3 player cards that have 2X chance of being a Gold or Diamond OR you open 5 regular packs and get 30 players that have a normal chance of being a Gold or Diamond. The latter would seem the far better option.

The appeal of these packs then is instead on the new players that can be found in them. The packs contain 10 cards that will be making their debut in the Diamond Dynasty player pool. These players can now then also be found on the Marketplace, though most will be extremely expensive given their scarcity. The “Prime” Cabrera stands as one of the most expensive cards in the game to obtain at 335,000 Coins which is the equivalent of $335!

Rookie: Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, Giancarlo Stanton, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber
Prime: Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier, Joaquin Benoit, Miguel Cabrera
Legend: Luis Tiant