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Panini America Honors Kobe’s Remarkable Career with Special HeroVillain Box Set

April 10, 2016

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Kobe Bryant has been coined a hero by some, and a villain by many. However, no hero is perfect, and no villain is completely void of heroic intentions. We all live as both and what sets the great ones apart is how they use their inner villain to create something epic. It’s living as a HeroVillain.

The HeroVillain channels fear, rejection, anger and doubt and turns them into strength, courage, power and determination. The Lakers legend handpicked the moments that illustrated how he lived his 20-year career as a HeroVillain. From the time Charlotte poured fuel on his fire to beating arch-rival Boston for a banner to becoming a Laker for life, Bryant presents an inside look at defining moments and tells the stories in his own words. It’s a journey only No. 24 is qualified to tell. 

This exclusive Panini America box set features two distinct 21-card HeroVillain packs, one featuring Kobe’s most inspiring moments and his farewell, the other recapping those moments in his own words. Also included in each box set is a five-card pack, giving collectors a chance at eye-catching Red MVP, Blue O’Brien Trophy, Purple Eight, Gold Twenty Four and rare Black Mamba parallels.

Adding to the beauty of this remarkable collection is the opportunity to find Kobe’s signature via rare and randomly inserted autographed versions of the 21 HeroVillain cards.

We offer a must-see preview of this unique set in the gallery that follows. The 42-card HeroVillain Box Set is available now at and at Get your set today.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. jim permalink
    April 10, 2016 3:46 pm

    I have always enjoyed watching Kobe play over the years. I just placed an order for a box. Thanks Panini for honoring one of the greatest!

  2. ericjoshua permalink
    April 11, 2016 1:09 am

    This is the perfect gift for any Kobe Bryant Collector! Thanks to the great Panini Design team for making this cool Kobe The black Mamba Memorabilia set. Definitely a Must Have.

  3. April 11, 2016 5:50 am

    Tremendous looking set honoring a once in a generation player. Any numbering on the parallels or stated SP quantities? How about the autos? Thanks Tracy!

  4. Randy permalink
    April 11, 2016 1:31 pm

    How many of these sets are being produced?

  5. Matt G permalink
    April 13, 2016 8:10 pm

    Man I need a set. Really sharp!!


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