The Essential Credentials craze seems to have been fully embraced by Kobe collectors, myself included.
1996-97 EX2000 Essential Credentials 179/499
One of the most important parallels Kobe has, this card helped to usher in a new craze for serially numbered cards and parallels.
1997-98 EX2001 Essential Credentials Future 57/73
1997-98 EX2001 Essential Credentials Now 03/08
Both the "Future" and "Now" versions, the "Now" version features yellow acetate stock and is numbered to only eight copies.
1998-99 E-X Century Essential Credentials Now 06/10
This year's E-X actually managed to impress me as well and being numbered out of 10 is pretty nice too!
1999-00 E-X Century Essential Credentials Future 14/36