Regarding sports titles in recent years, the companies behind the games feel it’s best to bring the heat with the Collector’s Editions. They don’t just want you to get a “slightly better version” of the game. They want you to get something that’s memorable. That’s why they often put a legendary athlete on the cover of the Collector’s Edition and put content tied to that legend within the game so that you know you’ll get a special experience. So if you’re looking forward to MLB The Show 23, you’re getting a very special Collector’s Edition punctuated by number 2, Derek Jeter.
Jeter is one of the greatest MLB players of all time. He was on the New York Yankees during their epic 5 World Series run during the 90s and the 2000s. He was known as “The Captain,” “Mr. November,” and he was someone you could always count on when you were in a jam. As he notes in the reveal trailer for the Collector’s Edition below, he went into every game thinking it was the biggest game and fought to do his best in every position he played. So getting him on the cover of MLB The Show 23 is a pretty good deal for baseball fans.
As revealed in a press release about Jeter’s cover, documented in full by Gematsu, the team behind the cover wanted to do more than just have Jeter on it. They wanted to show him as the larger-than-life figure he was, especially in New York. So they hired Sanford Greene to make the unique visual for the cover, and they note that there are plenty of Easter Eggs for fans to find within.
But what do you get if you buy the Collector’s Edition? First, the edition costs $99, so be sure to save your money for that. Second, alongside the game, you’ll receive a Steelbook and a limited edition baseball cap for the game. If you get the Collector’s Edition on PlayStation, you can get a voucher that you can use to redeem the game on either the PS4 or the PS5. You’ll also get a few days of early access to refine your play before everyone else gets on board.
Finally, you’ll get many digital in-game items, including a Derek Jeter custom bat skin.
So why be just another player of the game when you can be The Captain and dominate the game? That’s what we thought.