Welcome to NBA Top Shot! We are The First Mint, a channel dedicated to all things Top Shot (and maybe one day to much more!). You can read more about who we are and how we got started.
If you’re new to Top Shot, this page is for you.
What is NBA Top Shot?
Top Shot is basically sports cards but as actual video highlights from real NBA Games. They are called “Moments”. Each Moment has a specific scarcity and mint limit, meaning some only have a count of 50 and others of 35,000. Each Moment also belongs to a specific “set”, such as the “Cool Cats Set” or the “Series 2 Base Sets”.
Moments are acquired by buying and opening Pack, which vary in price and supply, and by purchasing on the NBA Top Shot Marketplace. Once you have Moments in your account, you can either Sell them on the Marketplace or “Gift” them to friends, family, or a trusted trade partner. The Moments are on the Flow Blockchain. They are not physical. Rather, they are digitally encrypted items known as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).
NBA Top Shot is still in beta, meaning the construction and development of the product is not yet complete. As a result, there may be recurring issues with pack releases, marketplace operation, and delays in the ability to withdraw your funds. The estimated end of the Beta is October 2021.
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PODCAST: Listen twice per week for Predictions and Analysis
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YOUTUBE: We post regular videos there and LIVE SHOW on Thursdays
The absolute most important part of getting into NBA Top Shot is to learn as much as possible. Top Shot is a very complex product with many layers, rules, and trends, and education is vital. Top Shot also boasts a wonderful community of collectors, investors, and enthusiasts who are willing to help newcomers as much as possible.
Here’s where to start:
Getting Started on NBA Top Shot:
Strategy on NBA Top Shot:
- What To Do With Your First Pack
- How Do Edition Sizes Work like 4,000 LE and 12,000 LE?
- How Do Rookie Badges Work on NBA Top Shot?
- What Does it Mean to ‘Burn’ a Moment?
- What Happens On Top Shot When A Player Gets Traded?
- What are ULTIMATE MOMENTS on Top Shot?
Spend Your First $100 on NBA Top Shot
If you made it this far, you’re ready to start. Read our blog post about WHAT you can buy to start.
Subscribe to The First Mint Podcast
The podcast is released twice per week (Mondays + Wednesdays), and will feature marketplace updates, previews and predictions, and interviews with guests from around the community.
- The #1 Account on Top Shot [Feat. WhaleShark]
- Interview with Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the 76ers.
- Don’t Open Your Packs [Feat. KyloRen]
- The Value of Series 1 [Feat. GreakFreek]
NBA Top Shot is meant to be a fun and vibrant community of people that love basketball and blockchain. It’s an investment product, but also a platform for collectors to explore a brand new world. Be responsible with the amount you spend, and don’t hesitate to ask questions in the community. Our DMs are always open to chat.