Barrier-breaking Hall of Fame second baseman Jackie Robinson will serve as the cover athlete for every collector’s edition of MLB The Show 21, according to San Diego Studios.
In a statement, the developer said, “We can think of no one who better represents what we should aspire to be on and off the field than Jackie Robinson. His principles remain as relevant and important as ever before. This is why we honor him by showcasing him on all the Collector’s Editions of MLB The Show 21.”
MLB The Show 21: Jackie Robinson Edition
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In addition to Robinson being featured as the cover athlete, San Diego Studios and PlayStation have partnered to donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation for each sold U.S. copy of the Collector’s Edition, including the Jackie Robinson Edition, Robinson Deluxe, and Digital Deluxe.
This initiative will last from when pre-orders open through December 31, 2021.
The Jackie Robinson Edition of the game will retail for $85, while the Digital Deluxe and Jackie Robinson Deluxe are listed at $100.
The standard Robinson Edition includes: dual entitlement, limited edition steelbook, four days early access, one Diamond Choice Pack, two gold choice packs, 10 The Show packs, one ballplayer equipment pack, 10,000 stubs, and Double Dailies.
The Robinson Deluxe Edition will include the same, as well as, a limited edition New Era cap, and 25,000 stubs.
Robinson will join Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. as the games second cover athlete.
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