This morning, Sony announced that Jackie Robinson, first basemen for the Brooklyn Dodgers will be on the cover of the MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition.

Jackie Robinson Is The Cover of MLB The Show 21 Deluxe Editions

The PlayStation Blog goes into a bit more detail.

“Jackie stood for class, the love of the game, and, of course, equality.  He was a powerful force of positive change, altering the landscape of sports and the world forever. Jackie stood for principles that are more relevant and important today than ever before. While Fernando’s cover celebrates the future of the game, we also wanted to pay respect to baseball’s history and its most powerful forces for positive change. We can think of no one who better represents that, both on and off the field, than Jackie Robinson.

To celebrate Jackie, PlayStation and San Diego Studio are happy to announce that PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) for every MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition sold in the US, including the Jackie Robinson Edition, the Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition from when pre-orders open through December 31.”

This is excellent news and a great way to celebrate an absolute legend for the equality of Baseball today. 

Here is what the Jackie Robinson RetailEdition for MLB the Show 21 includes

  • The Game
  • Next Gen Game Access via download code
  • Limited Edition Steel Book
  • [4] Days Early Access
  • DLC Items:
  • [1] Diamond Variety Pack
  • [2] Gold Choice Packs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards (For the life cycle of MLB The Show 21)
  • [10] The Show Packs
  • [10,000] Stubs for MLB The Show 21
  • Immediate Access to digital Jackie Robinson Bat Skin

The Jackie Robinson Edition is $84.99 USD / $109.99 CAD / €84.99 EUR (MSRP).

The Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition:

  • Physical Items:
  • New Era MLB The Show 9FIFTY Jackie Robinson Deluxe Edition Cap
  • Limited Edition Steel Book
  • [4] Days Early Access
  • Current Gen Game on Disc
  • Next Gen Game Access via download code
  • DLC Items:
  • [1] Diamond Variety Pack
  • [2] Gold Choice Packs
  • Double Daily Login Rewards
  • [10] The Show™ Packs
  • [10,000] Stubs™ for MLB The Show 21
  • Immediate Access to Digital Jackie Robinson Bat Skin
  • Digital New Era Cap (use in Diamond Dynasty in-game)

 This edition is $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD/€99.99 EUR (MSRP)

Related: MLB The Show 21 Is Coming To PlayStation & Xbox On April 20

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