Ken Griffey Jr. is the cover athlete for MLB The Show 17. Bucking the recent trend of putting current superstars on game’s the cover (last year it was Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson), SIE San Diego Studios has decided to honor a Hall of Famer instead.

Ken Griffey Jr. played from 1989 to 2010: an illustrious career during which he made 13 All-Star Game appearances, won the American League MVP, a Gold Glove Award ten times, a Silver Slugger Award seven times, and led the AL in home runs in four seasons. The laundry list of accomplishments is excessive, and as such, Griffey’s number 24 has been retired by the Seattle Mariners.

More information has been released about MLB The Show 17—specifically what is included in three special editions of the game. The following information was posted on the PlayStation Blog earlier today:

MLB The Show 17 Hall of Fame Edition

Let’s start with something shiny and new shall we? With Ken Griffey Jr. gracing the cover this year we wanted to create a collector’s edition worthy of The Kid. To do so, we partnered with New Era to create a limited Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY snap back to commemorate Jr.’s return to gaming in The Show 17. Pre-order today because quantities are extremely limited! The Hall of Fame Edition is $99.99 USD/$119.99 CAD (MSRP) and it includes over $205 USD in value, making it a must-have for the most dedicated fans of the Show and The Kid. The Full Contents:

  • New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB The Show 17 Digital Deluxe Edition

For our top tier Diamond Dynasty and Road To The Show fans, we are bringing back The Digital Deluxe Edition for ’17 exclusive to PlayStation Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition has over $200 USD value in digital goods for only $99.99 USD/$119.99 CAD (MSRP). For those of you that need packs on packs on packs, you know which edition is for you.

  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Digital Deluxe Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 31 PS4 MLB Themed Avatars

MLB The Show 17 MVP Edition

The gamer favorite MVP Edition is back for another year! With over $130 USD in content – this 69.99 USD/89.99 CAD (MSRP) edition not only includes a ton of digital goods but also the limited edition MVP Steel Book (physical version only). It’s available for pre-order starting today at retailers and at PlayStation Store.

  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

The 2016 World Series may still be in full swing, but it’s never too early to start looking towards next season and an exciting new edition of MLB The Show. SGO will be your one-stop source for all things MLB The Show 17.

SOURCEPlayStation Blog
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Will Mazgay lives in Toronto, Canada. He studied journalism at the University of Toronto, and he has worked as a freelance writer specializing in video games, movies, and television for the past two years. Will has a keen interest in all sports, but he loves baseball and hockey and is a diehard fan of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. In his spare time, Will enjoys playing rugby, skiing, hiking, camping, reading, gaming, and binge-watching Netflix. Will also loves to travel.