NBA Top Shot Weekly Summary (Week of 4/12/21)
Two packs in a week that ended extraordinarily quiet. Anyone else notice how quiet the crypto space had been this weekend?
April 12, 2021 (Monday)
The showcase contest has officially begun. I don't think I need to remind you; your Twitter feed is probably as flooded as mine.
Holo Icon Challenge 4 for a Haliburton reward went live. Moments needed to complete the challenge include the Holo Icon Moments for Irving, Markkanen, Porziņģis, Green, Edwards, Bazley, Ross, Mitchell, and Beal.
MGLE Challenge 23 for a Kawhi reward went live. Moments needed to complete the challenge include the MGLE Moments for Bridges, Satoranský, Turner, Brooks, Butler, Giannis, Fultz, Carmelo, and Keldon Johnson.
Top Shot dropped Holo Icon (Drop 2) to around 80,000 eligible collectors. Eligible collectors who queued for the Holo pack but did not make the cut were able to purchase a "rebound" base pack. Peep this new LBJ Holo Moment selling at the lowest ask of $23,000!
April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)
A LeBron James tribute dunk sold for $387,600 on Heritage Sports.
April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)
Cool Cats Drop 4 announced. The theme: players who found new homes in 2020-21.
April 15, 2021 (Thursday)
Some wonderful members of the Top Shot community organized a charity fundraiser to benefit Shots for Shots. All proceeds will go to help expand vaccine access and personal protective equipment to underrepresented communities across the US. The auction is live and will end in ~3 days, with $17.7k already raised. Read more here.
Top Shot dropped 92,500 Cool Cats packs. There were no requirements and no rebound packs for this drop. Here's how much completing the Cool Cats challenge would cost you. Source: LiveToken
April 16, 2021 (Friday)
Our favorite community manager announced that he will be stepping down from his role at Dapper Labs. Usman has played such a pivotal role in my and a lot of community members' Top Shot life. You will be sorely missed!
Withdrawal updates: Between April 10 and April 16, 48,806 collectors gained access to withdrawals for a total of 106,792 collectors with withdrawal access (about 1 in 3 collectors, if we go by the 300,000 user count)
Some /35000 Moments turned LE. I wrote a blog on when Moments turn LE here, in case you missed it.
April 17, 2021 (Saturday)
April 18, 2021 (Sunday)
Not a lot of news but a great time to remind everyone -- Holo Icon 4 and MGLE 23 are now ending in about ~30 minutes.
Before you go, here's some market info:
As of April 19, at 9:04am, for the second week in a row, NBA Top Shot has been superseded by CryptoPunks in Crypto Collectible sales volume this past week. Top Shot made $22.1M in sales--a 44.98% increase from last week's (finally an increase!)--with over 55,000 buyers and 350,000 transactions. Data from cryptoslam.io.
...and a content spotlight:
A lot of newbies get the disadvantage of not knowing how challenges work. Watch @jennifer_sutto explain in the video below.
Until next week! Holler on Twitter @topshotnoobie.
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