The First Mint is an unofficial podcast all about NBA Top Shot. Marketplace trends, big time moment sales, top collectors, and what's new in our favourite blockchain Dapp.
The Moment Designs [FEAT. TYLER HAYES]
Episode 32 of TFM. April 7, 2021.
Today, we feature tech journalist Tyler Hayes who recently published a story about the look and feel of NBA Top Shot Moments. He went in depth with the team from Dapper Labs to uncover the history meaning of the design. Plus we recap what to expect from the next two weeks of NBA Top Shot and how storytelling has evolved in the space. Hosted by @lgdoucet.
01:42 Slow Week at NBA Top Shot
02:40 How Gifting might look soon
04:40 1 million packs on the way
06:35 How to handle Common Moments
08:02 Legendary Moments coming
09:30 Storytelling has changed
11:25 The Passion of the community
12:37 Go and make your content!
13:54 Intro to Tyler
15:00 Getting into Top Shot
16:35 Tyler's Collection
17:55 Still looking for good serial numbers
19:02 Best Purchase so far
21:55 Design process for the Moments
24:15 Colours of the Moments
26:06 Hardcourt Hints
27:25 Future Designs and Other Artists
28:42 The Long term plan for Moments
31:35 Baseball is his thing
33:02 Would You Rather
The Top Shot Reboot is Coming
Episode 31 of TFM. April 5, 2021. Marketplace. Gifting. Drop Restrictions. Withdrawals. New hires on the Dapper side. These are all very positive signs. And as the market continues its dip, we realize that this entire adventure is lining up for its next phase. So LG gives a couple recommendations for how to prep for it. Hosted by @lgdoucet.
01:45 Signs of a Top Shot Reboot
02:30 Gifting is coming back
04:19 Drop Restrictions
05:30 Top Shot Marketing
07:10 Bottom of the Dip?
07:55 Changes to Value Evaluation
09:15 Healthy Collectors
11:30 Assumptions for Recommendations
13:00 Moments that will hold value long term
14:20 Total Moments for a player
16:30 Players with few Moments
18:45 Evaluating the best play
20:05 Moments that will matter in Hardcourt
22:30 The "Core Set" Moments
24:10 Stretch Run + Playoff Planning
25:30 Playoff Heroes
26:20 Non Playoff Players
27:30 New Content on TFM
The Voice of NBA Top Shot [FEAT. JACOB EISENBERG]
Episode 30 of TFM. March 31, 2021.The voice of NBA Top Shot, Jacob Eisenberg, joins us for a monster episode. But here's the trick; we're not talking about Top Shot that much. Instead, we're diving into the mind of Dapper's Community Lead and learning about his Basketball knowledge, Portuguese proficiency, his love for Pablo Prigioni, and the time he asked Kobe Bryant an interview question. Plus, LG reviews the month that was in March 2021. Hosted by @lgdoucet.
00:00 Agenda for the day
02:03 March 2021 in Top Shot
04:15 Challenges + Trade Deadline
06:00 Recap at The First Mint
08:05 The First Mint website
09:20 JACOB JOINS THE CHAT
10:15 Jacob as an NBA fan
15:01 Jacob as a Video Gamer Manager
17:20 What makes a good NBA Player
21:03 The next 10 years of the NBA
24:02 Why Pablo Prigioni
29:16 Advice for the casual NBA fan
34:04 More about Pablo
37:45 Why he speaks Portuguese
39:30 Work-life balance during Top Shot
42:15 The Community Team
45:03 Interview Question to Kobe Bryant
47:44 His Days as a Reporter
49:10 TRIVIA WITH JACOB
The Potential for Pack Drop Restrictions [FEAT. GREG MURRAY]
Episode 29 of TFM. March 29, 2021. Will you ever need to qualify for a pack drop? It has happened before, and it could happen again. We welcome TFM contributor Greg Murray to the show to discuss this topic and the precedent that has already been set by NBA Top Shot. We also review last week's Rookie and Top Shot Debut Badge release, and look at the week ahead in Top Shot. This episode was recorded well before the Pre Order Drop was announced, so some information might not be accurate! Hosted by @lgdoucet.
00:45 Agenda for the show
02:30 The First Mint website!
04:35 Badges hit the market
05:30 I like the badges!
07:01 Office Hours every week
09:21 Gifting will change!
10:22 Challenges coming up
12:26 Greg Murray comes on the show
14:26 Greg's start on Top Shot
16:15 How many Packs did Greg get
17:30 Past Requirements for Drops
18:45 The Gift
19:50 All Star Game Drop
21:29 Speculation begins!
22:52 Barrier to entry for Common Moments
24:22 What if it was 10 Moments
25:45 How many people just resell?
26:30 Stages to the membership
28:35 The Market is too expensive
30:44 Series 2 Club?
32:20 LG forgot Baller Status existed
Being Liquid in NBA Top Shot [FEAT. WADES]
Episode 28 of TFM. March 24, 2021.
The Marketplace has been painful (despite a small rebound today!). This episode is low on updates, but high on experienced knowledge. We are joined by Wades, a staple of the Top Shot community and a man who knows his finance. We discuss the concept of LIQUIDITY in Top Shot, and why it's important to keep cash on hand
00:00 Agenda for the show
02:22 The Supply that might be coming
04:20 Old Plays in all that supply
05:21 Cool Cats 3 Recap
06:29 Interview with Wades
07:21 Three Podcasts dropped the same day
08:10 How Wades got started
09:40 Top Shot in the early days
11:00 Trading ETH for Moments
13:02 Cosmic Pack Openings
15:20 His NBA Fandom
16:16 Which NBA Game he would go to
16:43 Why WADES the name?
19:07 LIQUID CHAT, 10% is good
20:27 Plan Ahead
21:38 His Recent Sale
23:11 His Plan to Liquidate
25:04 His recent purchases
26:30 Advantage of being liquid
28:16 Stay Liquid in Bull Market
29:45 Stick to you plan
31:50 Start from scratch PLAN
35:08 WOULD YOU RATHER
The Marketplace Tumble [FEAT. EASYACES]
Episode 27 of TFM. March 22, 2021. The Market is down and we break down the reasons why it's dipping so hard. Skip to the 8-minute market to hear that part. LG also breaks down the key injuries around the NBA and upcoming challenges. Last, we chat with EasyAces, the man who sold a Lebron for $210,000 over the weekend (the current highest all-time sale). Hosted by LgDoucet.
01:30 Lebron's injury
02:30 Lamelo injury
03:27 Cool Cats 3 today
04:45 Tons of Challenges right now
06:30 Seeing Stars Lebron Challenge
07:52 MARKEPLACE CHAT
15:40 Interview with EasyAces
16:15 How the Sale went down
18:05 Negotiating a big deal like this
20:20 The dog is eating his shoes
21:30 Getting into Top Shot
23:02 Selling stuff once in a while
24:33 Lebron's injury in Top Shot
25:52 His most treasured Moment
27:20 He wants the Kawhi shot
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Hands down the best NBA Top Shot podcast!
How has NBA Top Shot not hired LG yet?!? Podcasts are incredibly well-produced, concise, interesting and always worth listening to. The only podcast I consistently listen to the day it comes out.
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Look no further…Not only is this the best top shot podcast, but LG is an OG collector with a beautiful voice. Awesome guests, great shows, and a growing network of content creators. He’s also super helpful and engaging on his twitter page. I love this guy. One to watch!
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