Who are the best players in St. Louis Cardinals’ history who have never been featured in MLB The Show?
I get it, not everyone is into video games. But at this point, it’s about all most St. Louis Cardinals’ fans have who are itching for any fix they can of the game they love. In a long-awaited attempt to market their players as people, the MLB hosted and advertised the MLB The Show Players Tournament over the past month.
The tournament became a huge hit to many people, seeing their favorite players have fun and talk to players on other teams. Some of the reactions are priceless. Kids like Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting homers as themselves was destined to happen and it didn’t disappoint. The tournament got so popular, they actually broadcasted the player streams on ESPN2 a number of times as the games wound down.
Although they were all playing as real-life teams, the flagship mode for the MLB The Show game is Diamond Dynasty. In the mode, you can collect players from every era of baseball history and play games with a very unique set of talent on your team.
The Cardinals, being the legendary franchise that they are, usually have one of the most populous collections of legends in the game. Fans often even complain that there are too many Cardinals legends in the game and the developers need to focus on other teams.
We’ve seen all of the best cards: Prime Albert Pujols, 1969 Bob Gibson, Peak Stan Musial, even 2012 Yadier Molina, giving us the best defensive catcher in the game’s history. But due to the Player’s Union owning the rights to players, the game doesn’t have legally have the rights to the likeness of many players throughout baseball history.
This begs the question: who are the best players in franchise history that we’ve never seen? They have covered a good majority of players, but the deep sleepers to have great cards are always the cards that fans end up loving the most.