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Featuring Vintage Vibes and WNBA Challenges, Market Movers, D-Wade Tweets and More

GM, NBA Top Shot Vintage Vibers! Hope you had an excellent weekend, and are hyped for the tipoff of the 2021-22 NBA season tonight! Series 3 is here! Let’s get into all the action from the last few days:
P.S. — Almost time for Halloween!
Challenge Corner 🏆
We had a massive last 24 hours of Challenges, with the first Vintage Vibes Showcase Challenge sending the Top Shot world into a tizzy with the news of a Vince Carter reward:

⭐️ Reward: Vince Carter (!)

10 Moments Needed 🔻
🥅 One Rare Nets Dunk
🏀 One Series 1 Throwdown
🏀 Three Series 2 Throwdowns
⏮ Five Run It Back 2005-06 Dunks

⏰ Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10 AM PDT
But what will it cost you?
Yes, this is a steep one, and the prices of the specific types of moments needed (namely both Throwdowns sets) soared on the announcement. On a day that saw the pre-order of Dwyane Wade’s Vintage Vibes Fandom moment (which will likely the highest mint count in the history of the platform), Top Shot through a curveball to make the Vinsanity moment extremely scarce!
It’ll be interesting to see the different challenges that make up the Vintage Vibes set, as we’ve already seen two likely polar opposites when it comes to mint count. I’d imagine we will see challenges across different difficulty levels, with this one ranking on the high end.
Speaking of that D-Wade moment, if you haven’t already, you’ve got until Oct. 27 at 5 PM PDT to hop into the pre-order queue and reserve your moments (up to 3 for existing collectors).
We also got the next WNBA Showcase Challenge (#7), with Las Vegas Aces’ star Liz Cambage as the reward:

🎖 Reward: Liz Cambage Fandom
♠️ Moments Needed: 5 @LVAces Moments
⏲ Deadline: Monday, Oct. 25 at 10 AM PST
With four active Showcase Challenges, let’s check in on the completion data (via LiveToken):
- NBA Rookie Year Showcase Challenge: 21,142 Completions
- WNBA Showcase Challenge 6: 2,432 Completions
- NBA Vintage Vibes Showcase Challenge 1: 198 Completions
- WNBA Showcase Challenge 7: 3,343 Completions
Market Movers 📈
Speaking of the Vintage Vibes Challenge… It was a serious market mover for the bottlenecks needed:
Some @nbatopshot stats post VC Challenge announcement 📊

📈 Terrence Ross S1 Throwdowns up 342%
📈 Montrezl Harrell S1 Throwdowns up 290%
📈 Bruce Brown S1 Throwdowns up 275%
📈 Jeff Green S2 Throwdowns up 165%
📈 DeAndre Jordan S2 MGLE up 129%

Data ➡️ @OwnTheMomentNFT
Elsewhere on the market, the excitement of last week’s Run It Back seems to have held up, with the set still holding some massive value. Four moments in particular are standing far above the rest, with Shaquille O'Neal leading the pack:
Speaking of D-Wade (again), if you were wondering if he’d be an active participant in the Top Shot ecosystem with his recent partnership… Check out this tweet to his 9.5M followers:
I'm all in on @nbatopshot‼️ The new and improved version of trading cards 💯 got a couple of my 🏆 highlights on there now ... if you get your 1st pack now you get one of mine for free 🙏🏾
Around The First Mint 🗣
Top Shot is overheating with all the action, and we got Brandon from Shot Talking/Moment Ranks to break it all down with LG. We cover: RIB Drop, Legendary Moments, The Boardroom partnership, Season Kick Off, etc. And all that building to Wednesday’s episode where we dive into The Players To Get Before Its Too Late.
Thanks for reading! — Zach @ The First Mint
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