THE MR. THROWBACK X OSTERTAG BLUEPRINT

 
 

The hunt started outside of Mr. Throwback at 2PM. Hypeist reps held check-ins starting at 1:30PM, at which point they gave out the secret password for the hunt: mashburn

TIP OFF

At 2PM, it was time to throw on your high shorts, pull down your high white tube socks, and lace up your Bordeaux's.

We posted a link to a webpage in our Instagram bio. Once you clicked that link, you were directed to start the hunt. 

Upon clicking the "Press Start" button is when you entered the password, masburn, to start the first quarter and access the clue to the first location. 

 
Mr Throwback x Hypeist x Ostertag
 

FIRST QUARTER

The clue to the first location read,

There's a shop in the East Village that grinds harder than Kobe and coincidentally shares the same name as Kobe's middle name. 

ANSWER: THE BEAN

While there are multiple The Bean shops, we posted the secret code to unlock the next location outside of one particular shop.

 
Mr Throwback x Hypeist x Ostertag Hunt
 

The second half of the clue read,

The address is the jersey number of a goggle-wearing 90's baller who played with Kobe on the Lakers, MJ on the Bulls, and Shaq on the Magic.

The player is Horace Grant and he wore jersey #54. This lead you to The Bean at 54 2nd Ave.

Once you arrived at this location, you found a sticker with the code olowokandi on it, which unlocked the clue to the next location.

 
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SECOND QUARTER

The clue to the first location read,

A Brazilian yellow giant, nearly 10x the size of Hakeem The Dream, is posted up in the paint while bumping a boombox and rocking an old school track suit. 

ANSWER: THE OS GEMEOS MURAL

 
Hypeist Mr Throwback Ostertag Location 2 Os Gemeos
 

Once you arrived at this location, you found a sticker with the code armstrong on it, which unlocked the clue to the next location. You cannot see the mural in the photo below as it was painted after this Google Maps shot.

 
 

THIRD QUARTER

The clue to the third location read,

The doughnut store just called, they want their _______ back!

ANSWER: DUNKIN' DONUTS

 
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While there are multiple Dunkin' Donuts, we posted the secret code to unlock the next location outside of one particular shop.

The second half of the clue read,

The correct location's address is 3 digits. Each of the three trivia questions below answer each respective digit of the address (in order).
1. The pick that Chris Webber was drafted (1st slot) 
2. The amount of rings Reggie Miller has won. (2nd slot) 
3. The amount of rings Patrick Ewing has won. (3rd slot)

The cross street (not Ave) this store is on is the jersey number Allen Iverson wore during an All-Star game to pay homage to a Philadelphia 76ers legend. 

This lead you to The Bean at 100 1st Ave (6th St)

Once you arrived at this location, you found a sticker with the code armstrong on it, which unlocked the clue to the next location.

 
Mr Throwback x Hypeist x Ostertag
 

FOURTH QUARTER

The clue to the fourth location read,

You can chalk it up on this outdoor basketball court in the East Village, which was recently renovated by a trick shot basketball player. 

ANSWER: TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK

 
Mr. Throwback x Hypeist x Ostertag Hunt
 

After arriving at Tompkins Square Park, it was up to you to find one of the five hidden locks surrounding the basketball court. Each lock's code was set to the amount of points MJ dropped in his second season. The answer was 408.

 
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THE "BOOMSHAKALAKA" PACK

After the hunt, we served up a bottle of our Secret Stuff + an exclusive offer to Mr Throwback. Check out some of our favorite 90's basketball finds and enjoy. 👉 The Boomshakalaka Pack.

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