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  • thelawnmower

    A little background. Draftkings decided to get into the NFT marketplace. Their first foray into it started Wednesday where they had 5 Drops of Tom Brady NFT’s ranging for $12 to $100 to purchase. All sold out. People relisted in the market place and were able to sell them at 15x+ their initial investment. Friday (today) they had 5 more drops of rarer Tom Brady Signature NFT’s. All with 100 or less in each drop. You join a que 30 min prior and were assigned a random number at the time of the drop and if you were one of the lucky ones to be assigned a low number you could buy one. There were roughly 30k people in the que for each drop. Here is where it doesn’t add up. And I only went back as far as the Emerald Drop
    The Tom Brady Signature Emerald Collection issued only 50 NFT’s. $500 to purchase if you got numbers 1-50. Sapphire Drop was next with only 25 NFT’s $750 and Ruby Drop with 12 NFT's $1500. Around 30k people were in each que. The numbers were assigned thru a random number generator for all the people in the que. Whether you got in the que 30min or 1min prior to the drop you all had an equal chance. If you were assigned a low number to be first in line you can purchase i.e. you needed to be number 1 thru 12 to get the Ruby. Basically it was free money if you were lucky enough to win because people were flipping them in the marketplace for $8k for the Emerald cards up to $150k for the Ruby just minutes after the drop concluded. Emerald you had about a 0.0016 chance to win. Ruby about 0.0004. Long long long odds but awesome if you win.
    So here is the rub. After the drop is complete you can check the Draftkings screen names of everyone who won. I start scanning the names on Rotogrinders to check their playing history. I figure they have some history on DFS and a few would show up. Nothing. I found two out of 30. Everyone was a ghost. It didnt make sense so i dug in deeper. I see that alexdotlee won card #12/50 in the Emerald. Huge odds but awesome for him. But then I see that he won #16/25 in the Sapphire. I'm like what? That is almost impossible. Im not math major so I will someone else do the odds. Then another one shows up. Proudmoolie wins #29/50 in the Emerald drop. Then #4/25 in the Sapphire drop. WTF? Out of 30k people in the que they won both??? Thats like hitting a royal flush 5x in a row. Then there is @sweetbabynicco. This cowboy managed to get a low enough number to get the Emerald, Sapphire, and the Ruby. Its impossible. Literally impossible without a hack to the RNG. A snowballs chance in hell. Someone give me the math on that. I believe this was on the Poly network that just got hacked for 660mil.
    This isn’t good for DK. I guarantee you will see more news come out once people dig into this further.

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  • Ddbecker

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    I saw this as well and it’s being talked about on Reddit. Man they have to play it cool because if they admit they blew it people will definitely lose faith. I tweeted at DK about investigating it. So frustrating, but the prices continue to skyrocket and I’ve collected the cheapest 4 myself. Going to be interesting once more and more cards come out if the prices will stay so high. Not sure if an Osaka card is selling for $45k….

  • Ddbecker

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/sportsbook/comments/p3kzp6/draftkings_nft_marketplace_8132021_friday/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

  • nohitter48

    Data Grinder

    • 2020 NASCAR Live Finalist

    There is a following on twitter for this.

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  • yisman

    I joined every drop both days and always had a high number. Always thousands ahead of me.

  • JaBr

    Glitch isn’t fixed so get ready for more sneaker-heads to get all the Gretzky NFTs also.

  • JaBr

    Ahhhh looks like they DID fix it. Got myself a Gretsky Carbon!

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @JaBr said...

    Ahhhh looks like they DID fix it. Got myself a Gretsky Carbon!

    Nice! Me, Zieg30/TheDaz and the_shashi all tried and couldn’t get one. Next drop in an hour. I’ll try all 5!

    The original post makes me worried though. How safe is my NFT if I luckily get a rare one?

  • JaBr

    @Felixxberg said...

    Nice! Me, Zieg30/TheDaz and the_shashi all tried and couldn’t get one. Next drop in an hour. I’ll try all 5!

    The original post makes me worried though. How safe is my NFT if I luckily get a rare one?

    I’d say safe. They’re not going to do anything about ones they’ve sold.

  • JaBr

    Do you guys have a group chat or thread going to discuss?

  • thedkexperience

    @Felixxberg said...

    Nice! Me, Zieg30/TheDaz and the_shashi all tried and couldn’t get one. Next drop in an hour. I’ll try all 5!

    The original post makes me worried though. How safe is my NFT if I luckily get a rare one?

    I’m definitely trying all of these. I made a $90 profit on a Tom Brady card flip a few days ago. These prices are wild.

  • thedkexperience

    @JaBr said...

    Ahhhh looks like they DID fix it. Got myself a Gretsky Carbon!

    Awesome! Hope it’s a good number! Make sure to check his career stats for random goldmines.

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @JaBr said...

    Do you guys have a group chat or thread going to discuss?

    Me, Zieg30/TheDaz, the_shashi and Volkster have had a group chat for over a year now, discussing DFS of course but also many other things!

    Next drop in a few seconds!

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    What the hell. I was 2200 in line or something like that, even got redirected to the marketplace and it said sold out. Could never buy one…

  • thedkexperience

    @Felixxberg said...

    What the hell. I was 2200 in line or something like that, even got redirected to the marketplace and it said sold out. Could never buy one…

    That’s awful.

  • JaBr

    @Felixxberg said...

    What the hell. I was 2200 in line or something like that, even got redirected to the marketplace and it said sold out. Could never buy one…

    That’s some kinda BS right there

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    It’s very weird. The first number I saw was in the 2200s, so I thought I was fine for sure, then I had a message saying to be ready to get redirected, and then got redirected, but it was sold out already.

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    I guess 300 people bought it by the time I saw the first number, but then why did I get redirected? I contacted DK and they don’t have an explanation. Not the end of the world, but damn!

  • thedkexperience

    @Felixxberg said...

    It’s very weird. The first number I saw was in the 2200s, so I thought I was fine for sure, then I had a message saying to be ready to get redirected, and then got redirected, but it was sold out already.

    My only possible guess on that is the first 300 something people were taken out of the queue instantly to the market (probably more like first 500 or 1000 actually) but it very well could just be DK nonsense.

    Was there a pop up or anything like that?

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @thedkexperience said...

    My only possible guess on that is the first 300 something people were taken out of the queue instantly to the market (probably more like first 500 or 1000 actually) but it very well could just be DK nonsense.

    Was there a pop up or anything like that?

    It wasn’t really a pop up. The page refreshes constantly, and then when it got to 52 people in front of me, the next message said I’d be redirected to the “buy” page, and I was, but it was identified as sold out.

    It was different than the first drop, where I never got redirected and it just said the sale had ended.

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    I know that at this point, DK can’t do anything about it. They won’t rebuy one and give it to me for $25, especially if they have to track my computer and everything. I’m just very disappointed that I thought I had one for a few minutes only to get redirected to a “sold out” page!

  • bigstanny21

    I got both carbons…really hoping I’m not destined to only have that “dinner changing” money luck and not “life changing” money luck forever hahaha

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @bigstanny21 said...

    I got both carbons…really hoping I’m not destined to only have that “dinner changing” money luck and not “life changing” money luck forever hahaha

    I’d say it depends on what numbers you got. If you have random numbers, you should probably just wait.

  • thedkexperience

    @bigstanny21 said...

    I got both carbons…really hoping I’m not destined to only have that “dinner changing” money luck and not “life changing” money luck forever hahaha

    If I can pull $50 a week profit from this nonsense it’ll pay for my UFC losses. That’s fine by me lol

  • thedkexperience

    @Felixxberg said...

    I’d say it depends on what numbers you got. If you have random numbers, you should probably just wait.

    Definitely make sure to check key numbers every time.

    1-10
    Players jersey number
    69
    420
    Stuff like 1111
    Career goals, etc

  • Felixxberg

    • 2019 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FHWC Finalist

    @thedkexperience said...

    Career goals, etc

    Yep, that’s sneaky. 894, 1963, 2857, etc.

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