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Will probably get "ok boomer"d, but I'm giving these a hard pass.

"Ok granddad - digital collectibles are the future!"

Sure, but I can just watch the real footage without paying for it as "packs".

"Blockchain and cryptographic tokens are the future!"

Yeah, agreed. That's why I invest in crypto CURRENCY, but still not touching this stuff that is just flipped around between a niche audience within an already-niche audience (sports memorabilia buyers).

People that defend this stuff REALLLLLY defend it. Like far too emotionally to be normal.
 
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It's a pass for me as well. Cards in digital form are not for me. People who got into it last year have made an insane profit but getting in now would be like buying BTC now - lots of risk.
 
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Will probably get "ok boomer"d, but I'm giving these a hard pass.

"Ok granddad - digital collectibles are the future!"

Sure, but I can just watch the real footage without paying for it as "packs".

"Blockchain and cryptographic tokens are the future!"

Yeah, agreed. That's why I invest in crypto CURRENCY, but still not touching this stuff that is just flipped around between a nice audience within an already-niche audience (sports memorabilia buyers).

People that defend this stuff REALLLLLY defend it. Like far too emotionally to be normal.
I used to get that quite a bit ( shut up boomer, calm down boomer, etc.). I thought it meant that you were a baby boomer but I'm pretty sure that's not the case, lol. To hell with the internet- and new things.
 

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I'm seeing this more as bitcoin with a cloak of a hoops video. I think too many people are seeing this as collectables. They are collectable due to the interest in the vids but underpinned by bitcoin
 
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Matt26

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I'm out on this too....... I'm so old that for me collecting anything is mainly about having a physical asset.

Nerdy enough as it is showing people some of my cards, imagine having to bring them to my computer to show them how I am the proud owner of a "Moment" where Luka Doncic hit a Free Throw - Limited to 100,000.

Not for me!
 

1980bust

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I'm out on this too....... I'm so old that for me collecting anything is mainly about having a physical asset.

Nerdy enough as it is showing people some of my cards, imagine having to bring them to my computer to show them how I am the proud owner of a "Moment" where Luka Doncic hit a Free Throw - Limited to 100,000.

Not for me!

I saw a justification the other day that being able to view them on your phone anywhere was a big plus. As if YouTube app isn't installed on basically every phone.

I'm totally "get off my lawn"ing this stuff.
 
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Someone the other day sold 1000 BTC (I think) that had last moved 10+ years ago. $5 million just for hodling :crazy:
My favourite story about BTC and there must be hundreds of thousands was the suposed story of a cab driver who refused to accept 50 BTC in lieu of a $20 fare in the early days of BTC.

I love these types of "what if" stories. One of the best is the Leicester City punter who backed Leicester City to win the Premier League and cashed in his $1 bet early ( he received $2) instead of collecting the $5000 he would've eventually got. He made a British newspaper headline which read " Is this Brittain's worst punter?"
 

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My favourite story about BTC and there must be hundreds of thousands was the suposed story of a cab driver who refused to accept 50 BTC in lieu of a $20 fare in the early days of BTC.

I love these types of "what if" stories. One of the best is the Leicester City punter who backed Leicester City to win the Premier League and cashed in his $1 bet early ( he received $2) instead of collecting the $5000 he would've eventually got. He made a British newspaper headline which read " Is this Brittain's worst punter?"

Not sure about Britans worst punter, but I am surely Australias worst! Whomever I am backing..... pick someone else!
 
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Not sure about Britans worst punter, but I am surely Australias worst! Whomever I am backing..... pick someone else!
Sorry mate I have you covered. I am without question Australia's worst( and most degenerate) punter. I used to blow my weeks' wages at the track as a 17 year old. Marking out winning trifectas incorrectly, crashing at the last hurdle when 10 lengths in front, having a 50-1 trotter disqualified after s***ting it in, being cut out of quinellas, trifectas and first fours because of protests, shouting the bar after thinking I'd won big only to learn the wrong horse had been called. I could go on. The list is endless.
 
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drobfan8

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I've been doing a deep dive on this stuff. If you got in back in October you'd be very wealthy. Apparently a lot have made millions. I think it's cool about the moment thing. Cards that have a pic from a key moment generally sell extremely well. Imagine having the Ray Allen shot vs the Spurs or LeBron's block on Iggy.

Ultimately this is for a different crowd. A small amount are fans and the rest just want to invest.

If I can get a pack I'll have a go.
 

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I've been doing topshot for a few weeks now, have done pretty well.

Was going to write a long post on my thoughts, but might be better if I just answer any questions people have.

Ask away!
 
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How much have you spent and whats your best 'moment/highlight', are the packs worth buying?

Initial outlay was around $50 AUD. Made some substantial gains, and have just traded up since then.

Best Moment is probably AD series 1 3 pointer/1959. I think that moment is kinda cool as it was during the finals and a big shot for AD in his career. Also like the celebration.

I think the packs are worth it at the moment while demand is greater than supply. Pretty sure the last few 10k/20k pack drops there have been 100k people+ in the queue to get one of 10/20k packs. Generally you will quite comfortably cover your initial outlay with moments in the pack.

With that being said, it seems they will be releasing an entry level pack in 2 weeks which will greatly increase supply:

 
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