About a week ago, NBA Top Shot had two huge pack drops. The first was the “Seeing Stars” pack. This drop included a whopping 203,622 packs that were evenly distributed to 203,622 users. Collectors were only eligible to receive one pack in an attempt to satisfy the exponential consumer demand. The Seeing Stars packs were sold for $14 each and contained two base set moments and one Seeing Stars moment.
The Seeing Stars set includes 26 NBA players that were selected for the 2021 NBA All-Star game. This is the first seeing stars set ever minted by NBA Top Shot which could increase long-term value among collectors.
The second pack drop was the “Rising Stars” pack. This was a rare drop which proved to be much more exclusive than the Seeing Stars common packs. In an effort to find a price point that justifies supply/demand, the Rising Stars pack was sold for $199. This did not affect user demand however, with over 200,000 users joining the queue in an effort to secure one of the 36,378 Rising Stars packs.
Included in the Rising Stars packs were 18 moments from player’s identified as “Rising Stars” during the 2021 season. The Seeing Stars saw a mint count of x/10,000 per moment whereas the Rising Stars mint count per moment was only x/2,021. The rarity of the moments, in addition to the rookie badges being added to the first year Rising Stars has greatly increased the value of the moments in this set on the marketplace.