MLB The Show 22 August Monthly Awards Program guide – How to complete it, Lightning Jim Thome and Mookie Betts, rewards, and more

It’s time for more 99s.

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The MLB The Show 22 August Monthly Awards program has arrived, and that means a new month of Topps Now moments, cards, and other rewards. For this month, The Show players will have an opportunity to claim a slew of Player of the Month awards, as well as two Lightning cards. One of those is a 99 OVR card of Dodgers star Mookie Betts, while the other is a throwback Legend Lightning of Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Thome. So, how can you get all this? Let’s take a look.

How to complete August Monthly Awards Program guide

The August Monthly Awards Program guide is split up into stages. This is quite similar to the ones that went live in April, May, June, and July.

In order to make progress in the stages, users must complete a number of Moments, Missions, and Collections. Users must start with the Topps Now Moments, and as of 2022, these have been integrated into the Monthly Awards programs. Also, we should note that until those Topps Now players are acquired, you will not be able to move on to Stages 2 & 3.

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Now that the Monthly Awards players have been added to MLB The Show 22, users can complete the additional Moments, Missions, and Collections for all three Stages. These include finishing Moments with the Monthly Awards cards, completing collections, and acquiring PXP Points with the Monthly Awards items.

Here’s a look at the tasks that need to be done, sorted by stage:

Stage 1

  • Complete Topps Now Moments (2 pts. each – 26 moments in total (52 pts.))
  • Complete August Topps Now Collection (14 cards needed – 13 pts.)

Players will not be able to move on to Stage 2 until the Topps Now moments have been completed, and all the cards for the August collection have been added and claimed.

Stage 2

  • Complete August Monthly Awards Moments (3 pts. each – 11 Moments in total)
  • Complete Required August Monthly Awards Collection (5 cards needed – 15 pts.)
  • Complete Monthly Awards PXP Missions:
    • 2,000 PXP with August Topps Now cards in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (10 pts.)
    • 250 PXP with Monthly Awards Jeff McNeil in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 250 PXP with Monthly Awards Lars Nootbaar in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 250 PXP with Monthly Awards Christian Walker in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 500 PXP with Monthly Awards Alexis Diaz in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 500 PXP with Monthly Awards George Kirby in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 500 PXP with Monthly Awards Peter Fairbanks in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (3 pts.)
    • 250 PXP with Monthly Awards Alex Bregman in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (4 pts.)
    • 250 PXP with Monthly Awards Randy Arozarena in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (4 pts.)
    • 500 PXP with Monthly Awards Zac Gallen in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (4 pts.)
    • 350 PXP with Lightning Jim Thome in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (6 pts.)
    • 1,500 PXP with August Monthly Awards hitters in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (15 pts.)
    • 2,000 PXP with August Monthly Awards pitchers in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (15 pts.)

Keep in mind that with the 15 pts. Monthly Awards missions, only players that can be obtained from the August program will yield progress towards the missions. Only August Topps Now cards will work towards the 2,000 PXP mission. You will only be able to make progress towards any of the missions listed above once Stage 1 is completed.

Stage 3

Stage 3

  • Complete Monthly Awards PXP Missions:
    • 500 PXP with Lightning Mookie Betts in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (Repeatable – 10 pts.)
    • 2,000 PXP with August Monthly Awards cards in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Play vs. CPU, Mini Seasons, or Conquest (Repeatable – 10 pts.)

Rewards

Here is the listing of rewards, sorted by stage:

Stage 1

  • 2 Points – Cleveland 1994 Home Alt Jersey
  • 4 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack
  • 6 Points – 500 Stubs
  • 8 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Miguel Vargas
  • 10 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Jordan Montgomery
  • 12 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Eddie Rosario
  • 14 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack
  • 16 Points – 500 Stubs
  • 18 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Thairo Estrada
  • 20 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Michael Kopech
  • 24 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Joey Meneses
  • 26 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Drew Rasmussen
  • 28 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Vaughn Grissom
  • 30 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack
  • 32 Points – 500 Stubs
  • 36 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Oswaldo Cabrera
  • 38 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Patrick Sandoval
  • 40 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Dustin May
  • 42 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2)
  • 44 Points – 1,000 Stubs
  • 48 Points – 94 OVR Topps Now Kyle Stowers
  • 50 Points – 94 OVR Topps Now Nathaniel Lowe
  • 52 Points – 93 OVR Topps Now Corey Dickerson
  • 54 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2)
  • 56 Points – 1,000 Stubs
  • 60 Points – Ballin’ is a Habit pack (x2)
  • 65 Points – Purple Lightning Bat Skin

Users must hit the 65 Point mark to move on to Stage 2.

Stage 2

  • 70 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 75 Points – Ballin’ is a Habit pack
  • 80 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 85 Points – Headliners Set 41 pack
  • 90 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x2)
  • 95 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 100 Points – 1,000 Stubs
  • 105 Points – Headliners Set 42 pack
  • 110 Points – 98 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alex Bregman, Randy Arozarena, Zac Gallen)
  • 115 Points – Headliners Set 42 pack
  • 120 Points – MLB The Show 22 pack (x5)
  • 125 Points – 98 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alex Bregman, Randy Arozarena, Zac Gallen)
  • 130 Points – 2,500 Stubs
  • 135 Points – Headliners Set 44 pack
  • 140 Points – Takashi Okazaki Set 2 Choice Pack
  • 145 Points – Ballin’ Out of Control pack
  • 150 Points – 99 OVR Lightning Jim Thome
  • 160 Points – Home Run Derby Choice Pack
  • 165 Points – 2022 All-Star Choice Pack
  • 170 Points – Five Tool Player Tool Box Choice Pack
  • 175 Points – 99 OVR Lightning Mookie Betts

Here’s a look at the stats for Lightning Jim Thome, which is a primary third baseman:

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And for the Mookie Betts:

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Users will need to hit the maximum amount of Star points in Stage 2 (175 pts.) to move on to Stage 3.

Stage 3

  • 185 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 195 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 205 Points – 96 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alexis Diaz, Christian Walker, George Kirby, Jeff McNeil, Lars Nootbaar, Peter Fairbanks)
  • 215 Points – 98 OVR Monthly Awards Choice Pack (Alex Bregman, Randy Arozarena, Zac Gallen)
  • 225 Points – Ballin’ Out of Control pack

The Stage 3 rewards feature untradeable Monthly Awards players.