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July Monthly Awards, Set 9 Legends, and Trade Deadline Roster Update

James Paxton (Diamond, 96 OVR SP) headlines the seven new Flashbacks making their Diamond Dynasty debut in the July Monthly Awards series.

Paxton can only be acquired by completing his Player Epic Mission chain.

  • James Paxton I – Defeat the Seattle Mariners on All-Star Difficulty or higher in a Play VS CPU game
  • James Paxton II – Tally hitting and pitching stats based on the July performances of the Monthly Award Flashbacks, including James Paxton, Jonathan Schoop and Felipe Rivero
  • James Paxton III - Collect all six Monthly Awards players to unlock James Paxton’s Flashback

Five of the Monthly Awards Series player items can be found in the Bases Loaded Pack:

There are a limited number of Bases Loaded packs available (20,000), which means it can sell out in the Show Shop, and the pack is limited to two per person.

Each Bases Loaded pack guarantees one of the five Monthly Awards Flashbacks listed above along with 3 other player cards. The cost of the Bases Loaded pack is 20,000 Stubs and the player items can be sold on the Community Market.

Note: There will be a Flash Sale of 500 packs at half price right around noon PT on August 3rd. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

During our August 2nd Twitch stream, the community voted for which Monthly Awards Flashback they wanted in the Ticket Counter: Felipe Rivero or Aaron Nola.

Rivero won in a landslide with 81 percent of the vote (864 Votes), so he appears in the Ticket Counter at XP Gold Level Zero for 3,000 Tickets. Rivero will be available in the Ticket Counter through the end of August.


The Trade Deadline ended earlier this week and as expected, there was a flurry of activity across MLB. This week’s Roster Update focuses on those transactions and traded players on their new clubs. Player attributes were not updated this week, but upgrades and downgrades will return in next Friday’s Roster Update.

Watch the video to see players on their new teams, and you can discuss the Roster Update here.


New, exclusive cards are featured in Set 9 of Standard Packs, which are available in the Show Shop and can be purchased in 10, 20 and 50-pack bundles.

Set 9 includes a chance to find player items including:

This is the only place these cards will appear all season, and both cards can be sold in the Community Market.

Q: Will there be a Ticket Counter update soon?
A: We are planning to add new Legends / Flashbacks next week.

Q: Can I win the Cumulative Rewards more than once in an Event?
A: Nope. You can only win the Cumulative Rewards once. Right now in the Advantage: Pitchers Event, that means you can only earn Hardware Flashback Jake Arrieta once after winning 40 games. You can win the per-entry win rewards more than once, which includes the Hardware Flashback Ryan Braun. Make sure you play this weekend before the Advantage: Pitchers Event ends on Monday, Aug. 7 at noon PT.

Q: Did you guys talk about the Mystery Programs during the Twitch stream?
A: Yes, we mentioned a new Flashback Series will be coming out later this month. In addition, we are going to have a bunch of Postseason Missions, Events and surprises in Diamond Dynasty. Expect new, in-game content all season.