Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (Moments) ♻️
Featuring the KD Drama Conclusion, Recycling For S1 Locker Packs, TFM Big Pulls, Captain's Corner & More
Good Morning, B&B Team! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
The NBA world has been holding its collective breath over the Kevin Durant trade saga for the entire offseason — and after all the rumors, drama and speculation… He just rescinds the trade request?!?
I am always here for the NBA drama, so this is quite an anticlimactic end to the biggest story of the summer.
Also, continuing the summer theme of NBA players having ridiculously good times at weddings — here is MVP Nikola Jokic and Boban Marjanovic living it up:
Let’s get into all the action from the last few days:
Locker Pack Lotto ♻️
The first release of the ‘juiced’ S1 Locker Room packs began on Tuesday, with 200,000 packs available on a rolling basis for 4 trade tickets a piece.
With 2,000 S1 moments available in this drop, we’ve got another addicting recycling-fest similar to what we saw in the Legendary/Rare Locker Pack drop a few weeks ago.
And while the odds of snagging the top moments are EXTREMELY low (1% chance at an S1), our crew of Day Ones in the TFM Discord have already had some MASSIVE pulls — with user Slipshots pulling a Giannis Antetokoumnpo Top Shot Debut ($1,500 low ask) and ScottyDReports finding the elusive LeBron James ($4,200 low ask) AND Steph Curry ($1,900 low ask):
Wow, what amazing luck — so happy for them as I recycle through my S3s for… more S3s.
Moral of the story — being in the TFM fam brings good luck!
With 800,000 tickets needed to get through the full supply of packs, this drop could be around for a bit. And if you have some junkier moments laying around, it’s a fun, low-risk way to play the S1 lotto.
Captain’s Corner 👨🏻✈️
A corner of Top Shot that I haven’t explored often in this newsletter is the Team Captain Program — a grant provided by Dapper to host events and foster community amongst the 30 NBA team fanbases on the platform.
I plan to highlight them in more detail throughout the fall/winter, but have to throw some love to Brooklyn Team Captain Clegainz and the Nothin’ But Nets group, who put on an event this weekend that looked pretty awesome (featuring appearances from Top Shot’s Jacob Eisenberg and
Top Shot Tony Team Hold’s Mike Zakarian):
Community is the backbone of Top Shot — and one of the things that drew so many of us to the platform in the first place — so it is amazing to see the Captain program really bringing groups together and providing added value to Team Set holders.
Flowty x TFM 🤝
The First Mint is excited to partner with Flowty, a peer-to-peer NFT loan and rental platform on the Flow Blockchain founded by Michael Levy (fondly known as MBL throughout the Top Shot community).
You might have seen a tweet like this floating around the Top Shot Twittersphere. Did you know that you can take out a personal loan using your Top Shot moment as collateral? Or that you can fund a peer's loan to generate passive income?
Flowty’s rental and loan marketplace allows renters, owners, borrowers and lenders to transact in a safe and easy way.
Want to learn more? Join the Flowty Discord and follow along on Twitter at @flowty_io.
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Thanks for reading! — Zach @ The First Mint
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