NBA Top Shot

djbayko

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Jul 18, 2005
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Los Angeles, CA
There's no natural place to put this, so might as well try here. Cross posting from the Root of All Evil NFT thread, where I got crickets.

Has anyone dabbled in the Draft Kings / Autograph NFTs? I bought a Wayne Gretzky mystery pack and lucked out with a pretty good serial number (#999 of 1000). Too bad it's not #99!

I'm trying to figure out how to optimally price this thing to sell. I know I can view listed prices in the marketplace, but a lot of those prices are going to be moon shots. Is there a way that I can view past sales for DK / Autograph NFTs? The DK site only offers the last 50 transactions for each NFT, and that includes opened packs, etc. so you get to see very few sales. Finding sales of valuable serial numbers is near impossible. Is there some independent blockchain viewer or something?

PS: If anyone is interested, Tom Brady mystery packs are going on sale this Tuesday, 5 PM Eastern.
https://marketplace.draftkings.com/
Seems like no one cares, but just to tie off on this, I did end up finding a site which provides the info I wanted on these DK/Autograph NFTs.

https://www.thestandardguide.com
 

scottyno

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Dec 7, 2008
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Anyone else still in on this? Top shot figured out the best way to get people interested was to gamify the product with flash challenges, which is also a great way for smart consumers to make money by buying up useful moments during down times and then selling them when they pump for a challenge and the dumb people overpay just so they can say they got a "reward"
 

changer591

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Jul 19, 2005
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Shrewsbury, MA
I'm out...got all my money (minus all the service fees) out and into my bank account. Ended up losing about a hundred or two...just wasn't lucky with any of my pulls except for a single card that I sold for $300 or so bucks one time. It was fun while it lasted, but it's not for me.
 

kevmyster

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Dec 20, 2006
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I'm pretty into it, in large part because I got lucky with 2 pulls (Zion All-Star and DWade rare) that I sold at good times, which allowed me to withdraw ~$2k and continue to play with house money. The introduction of challenges and ability to play DFS on momentranks have increased the chances for profitability, too. I think the product is getting better and is likely to keep improving. And it's fun ripping packs!
 

scottyno

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Dec 7, 2008
10,139
I'm pretty into it, in large part because I got lucky with 2 pulls (Zion All-Star and DWade rare) that I sold at good times, which allowed me to withdraw ~$2k and continue to play with house money. The introduction of challenges and ability to play DFS on momentranks have increased the chances for profitability, too. I think the product is getting better and is likely to keep improving. And it's fun ripping packs!
I already know you're still in it clown :)
 

nattysez

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Sep 30, 2010
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I'm really into it. My interest has been there all along, but the flash challenges are a perfect combination of sports betting and stock trading, so they've drawn me in even further. I spend way too much time on the Talking Moments Discord.

I am very curious to see how they handle:
(1) the All-Star break, both in terms of living without flash challenges and to whom they send airdrops (as a Seeing Stars set holder, I am praying that I get some free packs over the ASB);
(2) the playoffs, again in terms of having fewer players available for flash challenges and also how they handle moment creation after badly overdoing it last year;
(3) the offseason. Another RIB drop and the WNBA is not going to hold everyone's interest, so I have a feeling June through October could be pretty quiet (and possibly a good time to load up on moments in anticipation of 2023's flash challenges).

All of that said, I am approaching the platform pretty cautiously. I have about $1500 of actual cash invested, and am very aware any time the Dapper I have available falls below that number. I think it's possible that TS exists for a long time and equally possible that it fades away in a year or two, so I'm willing to pour lots of time and energy into it as a hobby without spending too much money.
 

scottyno

late Bloomer
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Dec 7, 2008
10,139
I'm really into it. My interest has been there all along, but the flash challenges are a perfect combination of sports betting and stock trading, so they've drawn me in even further. I spend way too much time on the Talking Moments Discord.

I am very curious to see how they handle:
(1) the All-Star break, both in terms of living without flash challenges and to whom they send airdrops (as a Seeing Stars set holder, I am praying that I get some free packs over the ASB);
(2) the playoffs, again in terms of having fewer players available for flash challenges and also how they handle moment creation after badly overdoing it last year;
(3) the offseason. Another RIB drop and the WNBA is not going to hold everyone's interest, so I have a feeling June through October could be pretty quiet (and possibly a good time to load up on moments in anticipation of 2023's flash challenges).

All of that said, I am approaching the platform pretty cautiously. I have about $1500 of actual cash invested, and am very aware any time the Dapper I have available falls below that number. I think it's possible that TS exists for a long time and equally possible that it fades away in a year or two, so I'm willing to pour lots of time and energy into it as a hobby without spending too much money.
They already announced they'll have a much scaled back playoff set this year, and I know they aren't doing a seeing stars set again this year, but hopefully set holders get some sort of other pack since the people who completed the set when it first came are are way in the red now.

Regarding loading up on challenges in the offseason I don't think I'd do that, unless you're buying TSDs or rares. We can only expect set sizes to go up next year, 60k players may become 100k players, so it'll be even cheaper to buy guys in series 4, unless they start requiring earlier editions for challenges.