Trade Tickets & FAQ

Trade Tickets are an NBA Top Shot feature providing utility for Moment NFTs. Collectors can trade a Moment for a Trade Ticket which can then be used to secure exclusive packs. You cannot buy, sell, or gift Trade Tickets, and they are only acquired by trading in a Moment.

Each Moment, regardless of the Moment's rarity, is valued at one Trade Ticket only.

To view the number of Trade Tickets in your possession, click on your profile picture in the top right corner. If you do not have any Trade Tickets, the icon will not appear.

The number of Trade Tickets you have can also be seen by selecting Trade In Moments on the right-hand side of your Collection's Moments page. Collectors are able to trade in multiple Moments in a single transaction (up to 50 Moments).



For more details on how to get Trade Tickets, check out our article here.


How is a record kept of which Moments were exchanged and how many trade tickets I have?

  • This record can be viewed in your activity feed, and you can view how many Trade Tickets you have by hovering over your account icon.

Will my Trade Ticket expire?

  • No, Trade Tickets do not expire.

How do I get a Trade Ticket?

  • Trade Tickets are earned by trading in any single NBA Top Shot Moment and receiving a single Trade Ticket. Each Moment traded-in is equal to 1 Trade Ticket, regardless of Series, Tier, Serial Number, etc. Locked Moments are eligible to be traded in. If a Moment is listed, it must be de-listed before it can be traded in.

Can I reverse a Trade-in?

  • No, all Trade Ticket transactions are irreversible and we recommend only selecting Moments you are sure you want to trade in.

Where do my Trade-in Moments go?

  • All Moments that are traded in are burned.

Can I send Trade Tickets to my friends?

  • No, Trade Tickets are non-transferrable.

What are Trade Tickets worth?

  • Trade Tickets have no monetary value and CANNOT be listed on the NBA Top Shot Marketplace.

What can I purchase with Trade Tickets?

  • Currently, you can purchase Trade Tickets packs with your Trade Tickets. Additional uses for Trade Tickets may come at some point in the future.

Why Trade Tickets?

  • Trade Tickets add a new dimension of strategy to NBA Top Shot, as they will lower the active circulating supply of Moments on Top Shot. 

Are they NFTs?

  • No, Trade Tickets are not NFTs and are not on the blockchain.

How do I join the queue for Trade Ticket Packs?

  • Joining the queue for a Trade Ticket Pack will be the same as most pack drop queues, however, to enter, you will need at least enough Trade Tickets to buy a pack. 

I had an issue with a Trade Ticket drop! Can I get a second chance to purchase? 

  • Due to the unique and exclusive Trade Ticket approach to these pack drops, reservation links are not possible. In the unexpected case of an error or failure at the point of purchase, collectors will be able to keep all of their Trade Tickets.