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LeBron Puts His Foot Down🦶
Why is are feet pictures worth more than a LeBron Series 1? Also featuring the return of the NFT market, and an NFL ALL DAY Super Bowl run.
Yes, look at your feet.
Now look back at me.
Would you buy a pixelated picture of what you saw for $200?
If so, today is your lucky day, because feetpix.wtf is one of the hottest NFT collections of the week.
As of this writing they have posted over 1,200 ETH in volume ($1.68M) and have once again proven that memes absolutely rule the NFT landscape.
The collection ranked 26th on OpenSea this week, and has done more secondary than two big sports collections combined.
These feet are HOT!
Their floor price even surpassed the price of a Series 1 LBJ Moment on Top Shot.
The best response here?
So before we sweep these off their feet, lets dive into all the action from this past week.
🏆 ALL DAY goes to the playoffs
NFL ALL DAY launched their long awaited postseason campaign, and man it was a lot of information to take in all at once.
Its been a very interesting first full season for the NFL platform.
On one hand, their Playbook concept was an absolute hit early on, and showed glimpses of the future collecting experience across all Dapper platforms.
On the other, the market fell apart mid-October and values have been down pretty hard since. The team halted their regular pack drops, and had to refocus the dynamics of the Playbook.
But that doesn’t mean they can’t end in style.
Here’s the full list of what was announced:
Tons of Packs dropping: Starting this past Thursday, there are packs available for $19 (“Hot Route”) and reservation for $69 (Standard) and $999 (Premium). Check here for the Expected Value on each one.
Dynamic Team Moments: Each team will have a Moment that evolves the further the team goes into the playoffs.
Genesis Moments: In those packs, users can potentially pull a 1/1 Genesis Moment (from 2021 season) of 10x different players.
Super Bowl Tickets: Each pack purchase in January gets you a chance to WIN tickets to the Super Bowl (travel + accoms not included).
Playoff Playbooks: 3x different levels were announced, with two more (Bracket and New Collector) on the way.
Playoff Leaderboards: These will track collector playbook points over the entire post season, and prizes will consist of Ultimate Moments, NFL Merch, etc.
Virtual Tailgates: For many of the upcoming games, AD will host tailgates with various former pros like Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald.
Out of everything here, what I really find interesting is the Dynamic Moments. The idea that you can grab the eventual SB winner’s moment in the first week of the playoffs, and that it will EVOLVE TO FEATURE THE SUPER BOWL is super cool.
I hope they are able to pull this off! Seems ambitious.
🚒 Top Shot Burns Platinum Moments
For as far back as TFM has existed, we have discussed “Platinum” Top Shot Moments, which were trios of 3x NFTs created for every new play.
These pieces always represented a major oversupply of NFTs, and would have wreaked havoc on the market should they ever be released.
Alan Falcon from Dapper had originally intended for these to be part of the “core” sets, and potentially used in the Hardcourt mobile game, but that vision has clearly been abandoned.
You can read more about them in this 2-year-old blog post from TFM.
Now the big question remains, which we just saw answered on NFL ALL DAY:
What will happen to the 150x Genesis Moments?
🚀 The NFT Market Makes A Comeback
This week wasn’t just all about FeetPix.
The primary NFT market is off to a hot start this year, as money seems to be flowing back into the markets.
OpenSea alone has seen a major uptick in Volume, recording their strongest 2-week stretch in months. In fact, OS is on track for over $350M in volume this month, a number not seen since August 2022.
And per degenz.finance, OS alone does not represent the full picture for NFT volume on ETH. Blur and X2Y2 are also posting large numbers, although the former’s volume is potentially driven by wash trading ahead of their second airdrop.
Couple that with a monster rally this week in the broader crypto markets (BTC +15%, ETH +13%), coupled with a positive report on CPI this week, and the rally might just be started!
Heck, even the Top Shot market cap is up!
So tell us in a tweet, TFM faithful….
Here is what’s on tap:
🔴 Moment Ranks $1k Daily Contest | 30 seconds
Our old friends at
MomentRanks Collective XYZ are still running DAILY fantasy contests for Top Shot holders. Daily prize pool now up to $1k.
🟢 Answers to Tour De France NFTs | 2 minutes
They are not letting people do this in Discord, so here are the answers in order of stage: (1) 1997 (First Breakaway) 2km (2) 1949 (3) 32 (4) 12 (5) Pyrenees-Atlantiques
🟢 ALL DAY Playoff Bracket | 2 minutes
AD has a free playoff bracket going on right now, with 25x series 1 packs going out to the winners with the most yards!
🔵 Calculate your Top Shot Earnings | 30 minutes
LiveToken has a free CSV file download for all Top Shot users. It will show your gain/loss on each moment traded on the MP. Also good for last minute tax harvest!
We’ve all heard of Victor Wembanyama. But what about the second rated prospect out there for 2023 NBA draft, Scoot Henderson?
Next up Kyle Kuzma, hitting a game winner over his old Lakers teammate Alex Caruso in this win for the Wizards Wednesday night.
Not basketball, but incredible none the less. Connor McDavid is by far and large the best hockey player on the planet right now (and will be for a LONG time).
Here’s just a taste of his mastery.
Not a highlight, but a very hard question. Who would you pick?
Notable highlights from the last seven days:
A new bar called “Courtside” is opening in Vancouver | Teri Lacelle
Someone bought a Ballerz for $9k yesterday | Ballerz
Bored Apes dropped their plans for The Trial of Jimmy The Monkey | BAYC
Amazon is partnering with Avalance (AVAX) for blockchain | WatcherGuru
Metamask is launching a beta program ETH staking | WatcherGuru
I’ve been playing NBA All World and its great | LG Doucet
Also wanted to highlight this read from Andrew Petcash, about the growing presence of Canadian athletes 🇨🇦
Lots of bangers this week.
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