MLB The Show Players Who Never Got A Better Card

These players in MLB The Show never got a better card despite being popular legends in the game.

Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder hits a walk off home run to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 at
Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder hits a walk off home run to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 at / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg
Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

Stephen Strasburg has never received a great card from SDS. In MLB 19 and 20, he received a 99 Postseason card for his 2019 World Series heroics that led to a World Series MVP. But it was constantly overshadowed by many better cards in each game. They had a great opportunity to send Strasburg off in style, but failed to do so once again.

Strasburg only got one diamond card, and that was his 97 Kaiju card. This was part of the Kaiju program released in Set 2. This card had just two attributes above 100, that being his stamina at 104 and hits/9 at 102. The rest of his attributes, his K/9, BB/9, and clutch, sat in the 90s. He didn't even get any quirks, either.

This one is a real shame and easily the most disappointing since it'll probably be a few years until we get Strasburg back in the game, if he ever returns. They had a great opportunity to send Strasburg out with a bang, giving him an end-game 99 overall card. It could have been a Retro Finest based on one of his multiple great seasons, or an Awards card for his World Series MVP in 2019.