NBA Top Shot Announces 2.5M Moment Burn
NBA Top Shot is going to burn more than 2.5M unsold moments from its vault, according to a blog post shared this afternoon.
According to the team, the moments being burned are "some of the most coveted" in Top Shot history. They were initially held back to give the team time to think through potential distribution mechanisms.
But noting the uncertainty in the trading market due to this held-back supply, they have made the decision to burn the moments.
The Moments to be burned include:
- All 8,000+ unreleased Series 1 Common and Rare Challenge Rewards
- All unreleased Series 1 Moments from the Got Game, Rookie Debut, Early Adopters, and Hometown Showdown sets
- Millions of unpacked and unreleased Series 2 and Series 3 Base Set Moments
Some rare moments included in the burn include 3 of Zion Williamson's Rare Rookie Debut, 16 Ja Morant Series 1 Rares, 51 of Joel Embiid's Rare Top Shot Debuts, 14 of Devin Booker's Series 1 Rares, and more as thousands of "S1 grails" will be burned.
The moments will be permanently destroyed over the next 48 hours, in an act to preserve scarcity in these collections.
Note, they are sending rookie debuts and serials #1-99 to the Locker Room for future Trade Ticket packs instead of burning (no serials 1-99 will be burned). Top Shot Debuts and rookie debuts will be spared from the burn as well.