With NBA 2K23, 2K Sports has introduced a new system for players to earn some of the most powerful cards in the game. The Trophy Case gives collectors a great way to slowly build a collection and round out their team with top-tier talent. However, in order to unlock these cards, you need to get different other cards first. This whole process can be a bit confusing, so we’ve broken it down below to make things clearer. These are all the different ways you can get the required cards for your trophy case.
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the token market
The first place to look is the token market. sometimes 2K will show up in trade packs that you can buy. These give you a card that you can use in The Exchange to unlock a choice pack of different cards needed for the trophy case. In addition to this, you can spend your tokens to buy NBA Series 1 players. This is important because if you buy all 13-15 players from a specific team, you will earn that team’s MVP trophy. This is one of the cards you’ll need for the trophy case, so it’s necessary to take down each team. It is important to note that some equipment is much cheaper in terms of Tokens spent, so pay attention to those prices.
Like the Series 1 cards, you’ll need to complete at least the current Domination set to collect each team’s specific trophy box pack. These give you a required card (the third card on the bottom row of each trophy case) and can’t apparently be earned anywhere else. Beyond that, you can earn various Trophy Box Packs that contain random rewards. We’ll talk about them in a bit more detail below.
Agendas and Season Pass
Another place to pick up Trade Packs is through Agendas and the Season Pass. In Season Pass 1, for example, you can get two Elite Franchise Featured Trades, giving you easy access to those items for two different teams. In the Season 1 agendas, you can also choose from three different trades, including a core trade, which we’ll talk about in more detail below because they seem to be the most important trades you can unlock. You can also earn several different types of trades by completing all of the divisional rewards in the Lifetime Agendas section. Speaking of agendas and season passes, you’ll also get various trophy packs. Let’s look at those below.
This is where things can get a bit annoying. Whether it’s the Season Pass or the various modes you can play, you’ll collect all sorts of packs that include items from the trophy case. These are random, meaning you have no control over which card you’ll get, unlike trades. We haven’t been able to confirm this yet, but that probably means you can get duplicates of items you already have. This isn’t the most efficient way to get new cards, but you definitely shouldn’t ignore them.
Finally, we need to talk about Centerpiece rewards. These seem to be much more limited than the other cards in the trophy case. Currently there are only a few trades you can get to get them and we don’t think they can be obtained in random packs. Here are all the ones we’ve found so far:
- 100 Wins in Clutch Time Offline/Online
- 250 wins in Triple Threat Offline
- 100 wins in Triple Threat Online
- 6,000 points in Unlimited