We're Giving Away A $35,000 Video You Can Find All Over The Internet: Here's Why
On January 15, 2021, Lucky Trader co-founder Jonathan Bales published a blog post entitled, "I Spent $35,000 on a Video You Can Find All Over The Internet: Here's Why." To many, the insides ranged beyond the absurdity of the title. Digital art? Thousands of dollars for NBA highlights?
What kind of lunatic would do something like this?
Just set an @nba_topshot record, purchasing the #1/49 @JaMorant Cosmic Series 1 for $35,000. I went in with @CSURAM88, @JerLevine, and @adamlevitan. I love NFTs and believe the future of trading cards is digital. pic.twitter.com/UkNEp0TDP3— Jonathan Bales (@BalesFootball) January 14, 2021
Fast forward one year.
The record setting Top Shot purchase has been squashed by many orders of magnitude.
The $35,000 Bales and company spent on the Ja Morant Cosmic is no longer the top sale for a Ja Morant Cosmic.
And Top Shot now boasts more than one million users and nearly $1B in platform trading volume all-time.
To celebrate the tremendous growth and the one-year anniversary of the post that helped introduce Top Shot and NFTs to so many, Jonathan Bales has asked Lucky Trader to give away a $35,000 LeBron James NBA Top Shot Moment* to one lucky individual. You can view the Moment purchased by Bales here.
The giveaway entry period will run from 2:30 p.m. ET Jan. 14 to 6:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 18. A winner for the LeBron James Legendary Moment will be selected live on the Lucky Trader YouTube during the Club Top Shot One Year Anniversary Stream that starts 9:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 18.
How to Enter to Win the $35,000 LeBron James NBA Top Shot Moment
1. Log In to Gleam
The first step to entering the Jonathan Bales Day Giveaway is to log in to Gleam, the software making this giveaway possible. Hopeful participants can log in via Email, Facebook, Google, or Twitter. After having logged in, you'll unlock the ability to enter the giveaway. Note: Logging in via Twitter creates the smoothest experience for earning extra entries!
2. Complete the Required Steps To Be Entered
Two steps are required prior to being officially entered into the Jonathan Bales Day Giveaway:
- Provide your verified NBA Top Shot username
- Subscribe to the Lucky Trader Newsletter
The contact email you've provided or that is associated with your social media profile when logging in to Gleam will be used to one-click subscribe to the Lucky Trader Newsletter. If you're already subscribed to the Lucky Trader Newsletter, don't worry, simply click the "subscribe" button and your entry will be registered.
Note: Users who enter the contest multiple times will be automatically disqualified.
3. Earn Extra Entries!
If you've provided your Top Shot username and subscribed to the Lucky Trader Newsletter, congratulations you've earned two entries to the Jonathan Bales Day Giveaway. But! You can earn even more!
Though not required, participants can earn extra entries into the giveaway by following Lucky Trader and our curated newsfeed on Twitter, viewing and subscribing to the Lucky Trader YouTube, and sharing the giveaway on Twitter!
In addition to the $35,000 LeBron James moment, Lucky Trader is giving away 100 Series 3 Base Packs! Eighty packs will be gifted to those who complete the required steps of the above giveaway, and another twenty will be given away live during the Club TopShot One Year Anniversary stream on Tuesday, Jan 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The stream will be simulcast to the Lucky Trader YouTube and entrants will be able to tune in live to see if they've won!
Terms and conditions apply and can be found within the Gleam giveaway widget.
*The LeBron James Moment was purchased by Jonathan Bales for $35,000 on January 14, 2022.
The winner will be chosen live on stream on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Lucky Trader will verify winner eligibility on the following business day, and if verified, gift the moment to the winning user. If the winner has been deemed ineligible per a terms of service breach, Lucky Trader will hold a new raffle on January 20 to choose a new winner.