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Featuring Award Voting, LaMelo MGLE, Draft Experience, Fest Hype and More
Good Morning, NBA Top Shot Superstars! Happy Tuesday — and happy NBA Draft week! As an NBA junkie, it’s always an exciting time for trades (and we already saw a big one between the Grizzlies and Pelicans yesterday). Let those bombs fly, Woj!
Let’s get into all the action from the last few days:
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P.S. — want to help out during First Mint Fest? We’re looking for volunteer moderators to help lead the charge on Discord and Twitch from August 3-5 during the event!
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Quick Hits 👊
🔹 Make your vote count! We announced our unofficial Top Shot Collector’s Choice Awards last night, giving you the chance to vote on your favorite highlights across a variety of categories:
Presenting the 1st ever unofficial..
⭐️NBA TopShot Collector’s Choice Awards⭐️
Finish #FirstMintFest with a BANG by crowning👑 the Best Moments in @NBATopShot🏀
🗓️Aug 5th 2021 📺6PT/9ET
Learn more about the awards in this blog from our friend PackRip Ewing, and start voting here. Oh, and we’ll have 50 Series 2 Base Packs (courtesy of NBA Top Shot) going to random collectors who submit their vote!
A live look at LG and MomentNerd nerding out over the voting:
🔹 Were you one of the lucky 499 LaMelo Ball MGLE winners? It was revealed in the Top Shot Blog that the moment would be given out via raffle to holders of the various Ball moments on the platform, as well as those who hold Series 2 MGLEs. With the goal to ‘reward collectors who’ve already shown their passion for LaMelo Ball Moments and the MGLE set’. The distribution below:
The distribution breakdown:
25 to holders of the LaMelo Ball Series 2 Holo Icon
99 to holders of the LaMelo Ball Cool Cats Moments
50 to holders of LaMelo Ball Rising Stars Moments
50 to holders of the LaMelo Ball Series 2 Base Set /4k Moments
50 to holders of the LaMelo Ball Series 2 Base Set /40k+ Moments
225 to holders of Series 2 Metallic Gold Limited Edition Moments
One of the lucky few? Club Top Shot host and friend of TFM Pete Overzet:
Me, not being a part of the lucky 499:
🔹 The eight winners of the NBA Top Shot Draft Experience were announced this weekend via live stream. Shout out to OG whale and The First Mint community member @Libruary for making the cut! The lucky eight will be treated to a sweet trip to NYC for the NBA Draft on Thursday, including flight & accommodations, a VIP dinner with draftees, and more.
Between these exciting experiences and the Quavo partnership, it has been a nice little stretch for Top Shot in terms of outside-the-box rewards!
Around The First Mint 🗣
It’s a PACKED week on NBA Top Shot: Two Pack Drops, Five Pack Queues, the NBA Draft Experience, and the MGLE LaMelo. But what happens once that’s all done and we enter the month of August? The legendary PlungeFather joins us for the second half of the show to talk “Series 2 Summer” and what to expect in the off season.
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