MLB The Show 23 Diamond Dynasty received a major change with the introduction of Sets. In an attempt to keep roster construction fresh throughout a game cycle, Sony San Diego Studios introduced Sets to phase cards out after a certain point in the year.
The addition has been met with a mixed response with fans worried that their favorite cards are going to become obsolete and newer cards won’t excite them as much. As well, there’s been a conversation around the amount of 99 rated cards that are easily accessible early on in the game.
That being said, there are seven Set 1 cards that stand out among the rest as must-haves for your lineup (or rotation).
Here are the seven best MLB The Show 23 Set 1 Cards.
Shohei Ohtani – 99 Starting Pitcher – Chase Pack 1
Ohtani is easily one of, if not the most popular players in MLB The Show 23 thanks to his dominance on the mound and in the batter’s box. He received a special MVP card for his performance in the World Baseball Classic final closing out the game against the USA to win it all.
His 99 overall item makes for a top-tier ace in a rotation and a scary hitter wherever you place him in your lineup. He’s primarily found in Chase Pack 1, or players can opt to purchase him on the marketplace. As of writing, he’s 165,500 Stubs.