The Finest have arrived in MLB The Show 23 Diamond Dynasty. The MLB The Show 23 Team Affinity 5 reward path will five Diamond Dynasty players the opportunity to get 30 new 2023 Finest cards, plus a slew of Captain and Retro Finest items. So, how can you get all these rewards, plus the Team Affinity collection rewards? Let’s take a look.
Team Affinity 5 Rewards in MLB The Show 23
There are six Team Affinity paths in MLB The Show 23 Team Affinity 5, one for each of the six divisions in MLB. All six paths roughly follow this straight-forward pattern:
|5,000||MLB The Show 23 pack|
|7,500||95 OVR Set 5 Captain Pack|
|10,000||Unlockables Choice Pack|
|15,000||MLB The Show 23 pack|
|20,000||95 OVR Set 5 Captain Pack|
|25,000||MLB The Show 23 pack|
|30,000||Retro Finest Henchmen Choice Pack|
|35,000||Unlockables Choice Pack and 500 Stubs|
|40,000||95 OVR Set 5 Captain Pack|
|45,000||Unlockables Choice Pack and 500 Stubs|
|50,000||Retro Finest Henchmen Choice Pack|
|55,000||MLB The Show 23 pack (x2)|
|60,000||99 OVR 2023 Finest Series Choice Pack and 4,000 XP|
|65,000||Unlockables Choice Pack and 500 Stubs|
|70,000||Retro Finest Henchmen Choice Pack|
|75,000||95 OVR Set 5 Captain Pack|
|80,000||99 OVR 2023 Finest Series Choice Pack and 4,000 XP|
|85,000||Unlockables Choice Pack and 500 Stubs|
|90,000||95 OVR Set 5 Captain Pack|
|95,000||Ballin’ is a Habit pack|
|100,000||Retro Finest Henchmen Choice Pack|
|105,000||Ballin’ is a Habit pack|
|110,000||99 OVR 2023 Finest Series Choice Pack and 4,000 XP|
|115,000||Retro Finest Henchmen Pack|
|125,000||MLB The Show 23 pack (x2)|
|130,000||99 OVR 2023 Finest Series Choice Pack and 4,000 XP|
|135,000||Ballin’ is a Habit pack|
|145,000||MLB The Show 23 pack (x5)|
|150,000||99 OVR 2023 Finest Series Choice Pack and 4,000 XP|
All cards obtained from the Choice packs are a part of Set 5.
Team Affinity 5 Collection Rewards
For Team Affinity 5, players can complete a special Collection that will yield special player items. This is quite similar to the reward structure that SDS followed for Team Affinity 3 and Team Affinity 4.
MLB The Show players must collect all the Team Affinity 5 bosses, as well as the TA5 Captains and Retro Finest Henchmen, to get all the rewards.
Here’s a look at all the cards that can be obtained via the Collection:
- 20 Cards: 99 OVR Finest Pete Alonso
- 40 Cards 99 OVR Finest Emmanuel Clase
- 60 Cards: 99 OVR Finest Bryan Reynolds
- 75 Cards: 99 OVR Finest Gleyber Torres
- 90 Cards: 99 OVR Finest Cody Bellinger
And, here’s a closer look at all the 99 OVR cards:
How to Make Progress in Team Affinity 5
MLB The Show 23 players will need Team Affinity (TA) Points in order to make progress in each of the six paths. There are a number of ways to get TA Points, which include:
- Division-specific Moments
- Team Build PXP Missions (REPEATABLE)
- Captain Stat Missions (with cards from TA5)
- Retro Finest Henchmen PXP Missions (with cards from TA5)
- TA5 Boss PXP Missions (with cards from TA5) (REPEATABLE)
- Mini Seasons and Online Innings Voucher Exchange
- Exchanges of cards from specific division
- AL and NL Showdowns
- AL and NL Conquests
- March to October
We should note that for Team Affinity 5, there are no division-separated Conquests and Showdowns. There are only two TA5 Conquests and Showdowns, one for the AL and the other for the NL divisions.
Complete the AL one, and progress towards the AL East, Central, and West divisions will be awarded. The same goes for the NL divisions.
If you’re short on Stubs, we don’t recommend doing the player Exchanges. Rather, it would be a better idea to sell any excess Live Series cards and instead grind through the various Moments and Missions.
We do want to give you one quick tip on how to make the most out of your time. Make sure to use the Retro Finest Henchmen and Captains in single-player action (i.e. Conquest & Mini Seasons), as that can take care of two problems.
Team Affinity 5 in MLB The Show 23, much like Team Affinity 1-4, will not expire.