Rob Gronkowski-themed NFT scored $1.6 million in an Ethereum auction on OpenSea as we can see more in our latest cryptocurrency news today.
Rob Gronkowski won four Super Bowls so far and now he wants to auction off Super Bowl Nfts to make more money. NFT trading cards are minted by four-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski that were sold for a combined 830 Ether at an auction on OpenSea. The biggest seller was the Career Highlight Refractor Card that sold for 232 ETH or around $435,000 while the most expensive football card ever sold was a Patrick Mahomes signed a card for $861,000.
NFTs are blockchain-based assets that are designed to be unique and they are mostly used to represent everything from virtual artwork to albums and sport trading cards. The Championship Series NFT trading cards released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came in five designs and each one commemorated one of the four Super Bowl wins as well as the final career highlight card. More than 349 cards were sold as 87 editions of each plus the highlight card that aggregated the images on the rest of the designs.
The auction ran from Thursday to Saturday on OpenSea drops which is the NFT marketplace for big-name creators. This was the third OpenSea drops release and the first two were the NFT-based album from the group Kings of Leon and Shawn Mendes’s social media avatars. NFTs are having momentum as celebrities like Lindsey Lohan and many more have already issued them in the last month. An NFT from artist Beeple sold for $69 million last week alone. The Rob Gronkowski-themed NFT is going to be the first professional athlete-issued one but he won’t be the last.
As saw recently that, DC Comics launched the Batman NFT collection, its tokens would generate under $1 million in revenue and on the secondary market, each token’s value will increase a lot especially with the current hype around NFTs. The world of collectibles is now capturing the attention of bigger companies and it proves already that it is a great business model adopted by a few UEFA clubs with its digital cards developed by Sorare. NBA’s Top Shot program also auctioned its most expensive NFT in history for $69.3 million.
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