Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete

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Sort of the same reasoning as @CDNMoneyMaker93: There is still no 99 of him. I would have expected a card of his by now. I wasn't able to use him last year, but am looking forward to his 99 this year. I would have thought it would have been out by now, UNLESS it is the pre-order card! 🙂
Thoughts?

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I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year. His juice is definitely worth the squeeze and he changed the game for me. I do like the madden tradition of last years best/breakout player get the cover which would mean it's a current player, but I could see picking a Legend and a current player and making a co-cover.. Past into the Future kind of thing.. Like this year it would have been Mantle looking forward to Javy...

With this said this is my 1st year playing so I really don't have much to go on other than what I read here about games past and how things were done.

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@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

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@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

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@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

I didn't play DD much last year, so that is not a question for me. I will look it up in a minute though.
For Mays: He could be an inning boss. Maybe him, Griffey, and someone else?

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@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

There was no Mantle.

They sign legends to a period of time. As long as they have his rights, he'll be in the game. Unless you're Niekro.

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@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

I didn't play DD much last year, so that is not a question for me. I will look it up in a minute though.
For Mays: He could be an inning boss. Maybe him, Griffey, and someone else?

Him Grif and verlander would be a nasty one...

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@dcmo3 said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

There was no Mantle.

They sign legends to a period of time. As long as they have his rights, he'll be in the game. Unless you're Niekro.

Yup, was about to say that he wasn't. 🙂

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@dcmo3 said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

There was no Mantle.

They sign legends to a period of time. As long as they have his rights, he'll be in the game. Unless you're Niekro.

I don't know if I could play this game next year without Mantle...

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@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@dcmo3 said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

@Hubijerk said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

I don't think you need every Legend every year, but I could seriously see, and defend the idea of having mantle as the collection card every [censored] year.

True, but Mays was the collection reward last year. I wouldn't think they would abandon him, other than an 87, this year.

How did you get Mantle last year? Boss? Was he as good? When in the season was he released?

There was no Mantle.

They sign legends to a period of time. As long as they have his rights, he'll be in the game. Unless you're Niekro.

I don't know if I could play this game next year without Mantle...

I've never seen them sign someone only for a year.

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@jz2016cubs said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

Sort of the same reasoning as @CDNMoneyMaker93: There is still no 99 of him. I would have expected a card of his by now. I wasn't able to use him last year, but am looking forward to his 99 this year. I would have thought it would have been out by now, UNLESS it is the pre-order card! 🙂
Thoughts?

Yeah checks out I could see it.

Very easy way to keep the player base on the playstation system with a card of that stature

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While I know Griffey being on it a few years ago debunks this theory, I simply cannot see them promoting someone on the cover that is limited to a fantasy mode and wouldn't be playable to everyone out of the box.

Unless they had a current player for the standard version and then a legend for a deluxe geared for DD players ala NBA 2K.

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I’m thinking Aaron will be the big legend next year.

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Would be more fitting to put him on the cover of ‘24

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@chriscolbert said in Hot take: Willie Mays is your MLBTHESHOW21 cover athlete:

While I know Griffey being on it a few years ago debunks this theory, I simply cannot see them promoting someone on the cover that is limited to a fantasy mode and wouldn't be playable to everyone out of the box.

Unless they had a current player for the standard version and then a legend for a deluxe geared for DD players ala NBA 2K.

Griffey was on the legend teams in play now. Might still be “fantasy” but it isn’t DD.

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