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How to Flip Cards in MLB The Show 21

Flipping cards is one of MLB The Show 21's most used feature within the game. Here's how to do so. | Photo by San Diego Studios
Flipping cards is one of MLB The Show 21's most used feature within the game. Here's how to do so. | Photo by San Diego Studios

Just as card openings are popular with the crowd of MLB The Show 21 players, flipping cards and earning some cold, hard stubs add another level of depth in the game - here's how to do so.

How to Flip Cards in MLB The Show 21

Flipping cards requires a lot of patience especially with constantly fluctuating stub prices on the market. It's a lot like a stock market, the difference is that cards are being sold and flipped at a higher price instead.

Players looking to flip cards in order to make a profit will need to get some skin in the game by purchasing some stubs as well. Though it is not necessary to purchase stubs in order to flip cards for a period of time, it does make the process a lot quicker and easier when trying to flip for bigger profit - especially since cards are not exactly the cheapest.

Head into the Diamond Dynasty game mode and select the Shop category and get into the marketplace. There are several options on what to flip; whether that be MLB player cards, perks, or even equipment. Along with the different types of cards to sell, there are also different rarities of the cards that also add levels of complexity when trying to flip cards for a profit.

To effectively flip the cards, find a card that looks fine to start with: for example a 95-overall diamond Mike Trout, one of the most expensive cards in the game. There are options to buy or sell the Mike Trout card for certain prices, in which players could respectively buy or sell him immediately.

However, the name of the game is to flip these cards to churn out a profit and this is where it gets interesting.

If trying to purchase the card, instead of directly buying now and using all of the hard-earned stubs, create a Buy Order instead. Take a look at the selling prices and align the price with something a little over what players on the market are selling it for. Typically, the buy order will eventually get filled, and then it's time to sell.

When selling the card, it works similarly to buying cards, instead of selling immediately at the game's price, consider using the sell order option and look at the prices through the buyer section again. Basically, read the opposite section and create a sell order for what the current immediate buying prices are.

Selling the card for a profit is where the magic starts. Likely, to immediately buy the card, it does cost more than submitting a buy order. Look at the prices and consider selling it for just under the highest price when players want to immediately buy the card and profits should come eventually.

In case you're reading this to just turn cards over and not day trade cards on the marketplace, then just press one button on the controller and you can flip any card for free.