This blog has been updated on January 3, 2023 at 1:20pm ET to detail the specific packs that can be earned by locking your Sets. Reminder -- the deadline to lock to earn the first wave of Rewards is January 5, 2023 at 5pm ET.

This blog has been updated on May 26, 2023, to revise the Snapshot for the next wave of Set Rewards from May 30, 2023 at 5pm ET to May 31, 2023, at 5pm ET.

Sets on NBA Top Shot are special. They tell a story, have amazing art and provide a place for every type of collector.

For Series 4, Set collecting will come with a Rewards Package to ensure all collectors know what to expect for completing and locking a full Set. Let’s jump right into it.


Locking all of the Moments needed to complete a Set for 365 days will grant collectors rewards. 

For Series 4, collectors can stack up to two of the same Set through locking for rewards (i.e. locking two of every Moment in a Set will bring twice as many pack airdrops. Capped at two per Set to ensure we have the necessary inventory to fulfill. For example, if you lock two complete Cool Cats Sets, you'd earn double rewards during S4.)

  • Locking a Series 1, Series 2, Summer '21 and/or Series 3 NBA Set before January 5, 2023 at 5pm ET will reward you with a Set Reward package in Q1 of 2023.
  • Locking a Series 1, Series 2, Summer '21 and/or Series 3 NBA Set after January 5th, 2023 but before May 31st, 2023 at 5pm ET will reward you with a Set Reward package in Q3 of 2023.
  • Locking a non-Legendary NBA Set from Series 1-3 after May 31st, 2023 at 5pm ET will not guarantee a Set Reward package.
  • All Series 4 Set Reward packages will be determined before Series 5. While we encourage Series 4 Set collecting, Set Rewards packages for these Sets will not arrive until Series 5. 
  • To lock Moments in your Sets, visit We recommend filtering your Moments by each Set you intend on locking to make it as easy as possible.
  • Locking a WNBA Set does not make you eligible for these Set Rewards.


As we limit new supply and move toward our goal of net neutral circulating supply for Series 4 overall, packs will be harder to come by and pack inventory will be limited.

We expect our packs to be much more desirable in Series 4 than in Series 3. Locking high-end Sets will be the most straightforward path to ripping high-end packs. 


If you lock a Series 1, Series 2, Summer '21 and/or Series 3 Set, here’s what you can expect to earn in Series 4.

For each fully-locked NBA Legendary Set:

  • 1 Top Shot 50 Pack at the end of the season
  • 3 Rare NBA Metallic Gold LE Packs from upcoming pack drops
  • Priority Access to at least 2 Legendary & at least 2 Rare Pack Drops throughout Series 4.*

For each fully-locked NBA Metallic Gold LE Set:

  • 3 Rare NBA Metallic Gold LE Packs.
  • Priority Access to at least 1 Rare Pack Drop in Series 4.*

For each fully-locked Rare NBA (non-Metallic Gold LE), Base Set, Cool Cats or MSFE Set:

  • 1 Rare Pack.
  • 2 Boosted Hot Packs.
  • Priority Access to at least 1 Limited Edition Pack Drop in Series 4.*

All other NBA Sets and Vintage Vibes:

  • 2 Boosted Hot Packs.
  • Potential for Priority Access to at least 1 Pack Drop in Series 4.*

* Priority Access refers to features like the Queue Allowlist or similar features that may roll out over the course of the year. 


In addition to the recently increased monthly grant of $15K the Nine Lives Lounge (NLL) council will receive in Series 4, we will also be providing the NLL with a $50K grant for Series 4, earmarked specifically for IRL meetups. 


As a nod to our flagship WNBA Set, featuring Top Shot Debuts from many of the game’s all-time greats, we've appointed two Captains from this Set’s community to represent WNBA Top Shot and organize giveaways, fan meetups and more. This community will receive a $120K grant that runs through July of 2023.


We love our Sets. We anticipate creating more ways to show off your favorite Sets and represent your fandom digitally. We are still exploring certain Set-related feature ideas and evaluating how long they’d take to build, and we will provide updates as we have them.

The ability to see your complete locked Set on your profile is coming within the next few months.

Update: The ability to see completed locked Sets on your profile has not been delivered yet and will not be delivered prior to the January 5, 2023 at 5pm ET deadline.


As we think ahead to Series 4 and beyond, we’ll communicate updates on how Set Reward packages may change in Series 5. 

While any locked Set from Series 1-3 will earn you a Set Reward package in Series 4, only Legendary Sets from Series 1-3 will be guaranteed to see pack airdrop rewards after 2023.

We expect non-Legendary Sets from Series 1-3 to see some perks in Series 5 and beyond that will have collectors feeling proud to keep their complete Sets locked long-term.