NBA 2K17 Legend Edition Includes Pair of Exclusive Kobe Bryant Cards

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2K Sports didn’t waste any time announcing their souped-up version of their flagship 2016-17 NBA game. The company announced NBA 2K17 Legend Edition on the day of Kobe Bryant’s retirement. The special edition of the game not only makes the future Hall of Famer its cover star but it also comes with some exclusive Kobe Bryant swag — including a couple of exclusive trading cards.

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Releasing in September, the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition is only being made for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The standard edition will be offered on other platforms like Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. The cover star for the mass retail version of the game won’t be announced until June. Only the Legend Edition version of the game comes with the extras.

The two NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant cards, which are being made by Panini, are the only items included in the package. There’s also a special edition poster and a Black Mamba controller skin. Virtual items include currency for the game, various pieces of clothing and other content for in-game use.

This is the second NBA 2K cover featuring Bryant. He also appeared on the packaging for NBA 2K10.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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