MLB The Show 21: How to complete Evolution Johnny Damon Player Program

Two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon is one of two Evolution cards this month.

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Much like in previous months, the start of the new month means that a few new Evolution players have been added in MLB The Show 21. For September, Hall of Fame infielder Orlando Cepeda and former Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon are the two new Evolution players. Users can work towards acquiring a 96 OVR Signature series card of Damon, and here’s how you can do just that.

How to complete Evolution Johnny Damon Player Program

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To start, you will need to complete Daily Moments challenges in the September Daily Moments program. There will be 30 chances this month to complete a daily challenge, and for most days, completing the challenge will yield one point toward the September program. However, there will be random times that two points will be up for grabs, so you will definitely want to get the daily challenge done on those days.

You will need to get at least 10 points in the September Daily Moments program to start the Johnny Damon player program. What’s the reasoning for this? At 10 points, MLB The Show players will unlock a choice pack of two cards. One is an 83 OVR Cepeda rookie card, and the other is a Johnny Damon rookie card. You will need the Damon rookie card to unlock the Stage 1 moments and start his program.

If you don’t choose the Damon card with that pack, don’t worry about it. A second Evolution Choice Pack can be unlocked at 15 points. So, if you took the Cepeda card with the first pack, make sure to grab Rookie Damon with the second one.

Also, if you don’t complete this program during the month of September, keep on the lookout for Rewind Evolution packs in the future. These packs will allow you to unlock Rookie cards from past Evolution programs, and complete them.

Once you pick up the Damon card, you can then begin the player program. To unlock the 96 OVR card, you will need to obtain 50 points toward the program. To get there, you should do the following:

  • Complete both Stage 1 Moments (10 Points)
  • Complete all Stage 2 Moments (20 Points)
  • Complete two of four (five hits with Rookie Damon in online play, three home runs with Royals players in online play, three extra base hits with Rookie Damon, or three home runs with center fielders) Missions (20 points)

Alternatively, you could skip one of the four missions by completing a collection of center fielders. However, it might be best to skip that unless you have a slew of Free Agent center fielders that you can dump. Otherwise, you might be throwing away useful cards, and in turn, Stubs.