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NBA Top Shot Weekly Summary (Week of 4/26/21)

I foresee a great week ahead, starting off with my birthday! But, last week has been crazy fun with a lot of juicy Office Hours updates, new pack announcements, and new features and processes. Let's recap:


April 26, 2021 (Monday)

  • Top Shot released 50,000 packs for a stress test. View the pack info and moments from the pack here.

  • Three beloved Discord mods became official Dapper lab employees as Community Reps! Huge congrats to ElDumbo (Luke), MH100K (JP), and MyManTrezz (Brad).

  • Activity history has been rolled out to all collectors. As a reminder, the activity history contains a complete record of transactions made in the NBA Top Shot website.

  • Holo Icon Challenge 6 went live for a Giannis reward. The 9 moments needed for this challenge are the Holo Icons for Tatum, Rozier, Sexton, Wall, PG, Ja, Bam, CP3, and Dame. The current total cost to buy all moments for this challenge is $26,563. Here's a breakdown of moments from Livetoken.co.


April 27, 2021 (Tuesday)

  • Top Shot held office hours. Missed it? Listen to the audio here. Prefer to read? Here's some notes from @JakeAndBakeFF.

  • Top Shot announced a new process -- pre-registration for base packs! Users were able to pre-register to purchase a base pack; only pre-registered users were able to purchase a pack during the release. Read more in the blog here.


April 28, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • The first pre-registration for base packs closed. 300,000 collectors registered for a pack! Per Jacob during Office Hours, pre-registrations might become a regular process that can happen at a weekly cadence.


April 29, 2021 (Thursday)

  • The queue to purchase base packs opened for those who pre-registered for them.

  • Cool Cats Challenge 5 ended with 6,567 completions. The VanVleet reward lowest ask is currently $118.

  • MGLE Challenge 25 went live for an Obi Toppin reward. The MGLE moments needed for this challenge are from Walker, Washington, Hayes, Tate, Dragić, Horford, Holmes, Anunoby, and Bogdanović. The challenge, which expires in 3 days, currently has a total cost of $2,350.

  • Cool Cats Challenge 6 for a Zach LaVine reward went live with the theme 'Alley Cat', requiring Alley-oops moments from Capela, Collins, DeAndre Jordan, Adebayo, and Ross. The total cost for all 35k moments is currently $164. The challenge ends in 3 days.

  • Jacob Eisenberg from Top Shot live-streamed with Terrence Ross, Michael Carter-Williams, and Cole Anthony. Missed it? Watch the replay here.


April 30, 2021 (Friday)

  • The purchase queue for pre-registration packs officially closed.

  • Top Shot held office hours. Listen to the audio here or read this twitter thread recap by Jacob (from notes by @ElDumboTS) here.

  • Top Shot introduced Trade Tickets: a way to release undistributed S1 moments! TL;DR: You can trade your moments on a 1:1 basis. One moment = 1 ticket. S1 packs will be sold for a particular (currently undetermined) number of tickets. Those with enough tickets and want to purchase can enter the queue. Entering the queue does not guarantee a pack. Important: Trade tickets may not be implemented for months. Read the full blog here.


May 1, 2021 (Saturday)

  • New 35k CC Moments have been added for these players, effectively retiring their previous 35k CC Moments: Harden, LaVine, Murray, and Barrett.


May 2, 2021 (Sunday)

  • Top Shot announced the drop for the Hustle & Show pack for May 3 at 11am PDT. The pack contains 1 Hustle & Show Moment (/18000) and 4 S2 base Moments. A total of 140,000 packs will be available for $14 each. Users need two moments to join the queue. More info in the blog here.


Before you go, here's some market info:

As of May 2, at 9:40pm, for the fourth week in a row, NBA Top Shot has been superseded by CryptoPunks in Crypto Collectible sales volume this past week. Top Shot made $17.2M in sales--a 2.32% increase from last week's--with over 61,000 buyers and 394,000 transactions. Data from cryptoslam.io.


...and a content spotlight:

@PackripEwing recently started a Top Shot blog. Last week, he wrote a post about 120 best NBA Top Shot moments to buy under $25. You do not need to break the bank to start your collection. Check it out here!

Until next week! Holler on Twitter @topshotnoobie.

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