NBA Top Shot Best Buys
Hello! So usually I never do this, I don’t like to give financial advice and most often just say do your own research and collect what you love. But, I’ve been asked a lot about what’s the best moments to collect and things like that, especially from new users, so I thought why not write about this. This is just my opinion on moments that might be underrated right now and have a good upside/downside value. I’ll try to have fun with it, and you should too, cause that is what Top Shot is all about!
Jason Richardson Archive $3
The floor is $3 right now so that’s where we starting. I love Archive set, I love historic moments period and this one is one of the best highlights from those releases. I think all $3 historic moments should be a good value, especially now with trade tickets for packs, they probably won’t fall to $2 ever.
DeMar DeRozan S3 Base $3
Similar, $3, what do you have to lose? I know, a 60k base doesn’t look that appealing but DeMar having a great season, top 10 MVP easily, and considering he doesn’t have as many moments as some other MVP candidates, I feel this one is a solid play for flash challenges too.
Klay Thompson S3 Base $5
I was loving this moment at $2–3, still wanna put it on this list. Recently it did reach $7, so there’s definitely potential. Simple, that’s the only Klay's common highlight there is at the moment, it is also his first common on the site which is kinda cool. This means it might be very useful in the flash challenge. Can they release another Klay like tomorrow? Yes, but with the new scarcity model of 30k mint max, I feel good about it.
Mario Chalmers Archive $5
It’s a secret prime LeBron moment.
Nneka Ogwumike WNBA $8
I don’t know why the top 25 player in WNBA history doing on the floor of the WNBA common set with some role players. I just don’t get it. WNBA season is coming soon and I have no doubt that at one point this moment will go above the $8 price tag.
Jermaine O’Neal Archive $11
This is more of a long-term hold for sure. Why Jermaine? Well, he has the cheapest Archive moment out of 10k and I feel like at one point there will be at least close to 10k people who have completed/want to complete this set so that makes that moment pretty valuable.
Steve Nash Vintage Vibes $17
I just love this moment. And this was his MVP season! I don’t see them releasing more moments from the 05–06 season ever, at least not the entire set dedicated to it so I feel like this could be a special moment down the road. Nice mint count too.
Breanna Stewart WNBA $20
Breanna Stewart is the best WNBA player at the moment in my opinion, think Giannis if you don’t your WNBA well. And her TS debut just sitting there at $20. Just saying.
LeBron James Playoffs $70
I think this one is special because it’s the last moment in which LeBron wore #23. It’s the most expensive of the playoff bunch that is minted to 12k but it is LeBron and I feel with playoffs coming and this one being at the good price compared to other LeBron moments, seems like a solid purchase.
Klay Thompson MSFE $89
I don’t have a problem putting Klay twice on this list. It’s a special moment as well I think. Could it get lower in price, yeah I can see that. But I also think this is an important moment of his career that forever will have value, with the mint count just being just 4390 I can see the future when every Warriors fan on the site is owning that play. Also maybe my favorite thumbnail.
Cynthia Cooper WNBA Run It Back $101
Okay, we need to seriously talk about this. WHAT?! In my opinion, Cynthia Cooper is no worse than Diana Taurasi, is no worse than Lisa Leslie, seeing her at this price kinda breaks my heart. Imagine if Michael Jordan’s entire NBA career was just his 2nd time with the Bulls? That’s Cooper. She came when WNBA was created, she won 4 straight and 4x Finals MVP as well. Do I have to continue?
Carmelo Anthony Run It Back 05–06 $130
This is disrespectful. This was Carmelo’s prime, and you can argue it came later but I remember watching him back then and he was one of the best players in the league, at least to the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. Out of 990, just $130, I feel good about it.
Vince Carter Vintage Vibes $219
It’s interesting to compare Run It Back and Vintage Vibes. I know everyone loves Vince dunk on Zo which is his RIB but… this is my favorite moment on the site and as I mentioned before, collect what you love. But this is also the best buys article, but that’s also the point, you wanna buy something that you believe in, something that even if it goes down in price you still be happy to own. And if I like this moment, that means others will like it too.
Shaquille O’Neal Vintage Vibes $299
I kinda put a nice bow on the article with that last moment but had to put the Shaq in, it’s Shaq, similar points, also a very awesome moment. Remember when people were saying “wait till Shaq on TS, his moments are gonna be worth thousands”? Vote with your money, I own this moment, do you?
Alright, I think I had enough solid suggestions for you guys. As you can see a lot of historical moments which I admitted, I’m a sucker for. But I also think they are a good investment. And just to note, I own most of these, some of them even in unopened packs, but not all, some I’m just eyeing and planning to add. My general purchase strategy advice on TS would be, to wait to buy at least 2 months on new moments, to let the hype and shiny and new thing calm down, and buy when people selling, sell when people buy. I know, sounds simple, but it works. Thank you for reading and happy collecting!