Bryson DeChambeau is the first professional golfer to launch their own official NFT trading cards as the new form of memorabilia continues to grow in popularity.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital tokens. They can be a work of art, or just a picture, a GIF, or an actual video clip. Whatever the detail, they are physical assets and are becoming more and more in demand.
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DeChambeau, famous for his great game, will be releasing five different versions of his cards and each will have its own auction.
To add added incentive to potential buyers, the highest bidder also has the option to meet DeChambeau at a tournament and receive a signed US Open flag, a custom set of Cobra golf clubs, a $ 1,000 Bose balance, and six dozen Bridgestone golf balls to obtain .
You can find and even bid the US Open winner’s personalized NFT trading cards on OpenSea, one of the largest NFT marketplaces.
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The NBA seems to have gotten out of hand the quickest when it comes to realizing the financial potential of NFT trading cards.
Basketball highlights are turned into NFTs known as Moments by NBA Top Shot, a joint venture between the National Basketball Association, the NBA Players Association, and Dapper Labs.
So far, the record amount at Top Shot has been spent by Jesse Schwarz, the founder of Front Page.
Schwarz spent $ 208,000 on a LeBron James Dunk and said, “Everyone knows there is a Mona Lisa. You can print a picture of it, someone can paint you a fake one. But there is always only one.”
A company in France called Sorare has also come into play. It will now digitize football maps, having worked with more than 125 clubs, including Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
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Within a year, sales of Sorare collectibles are expected to have increased from $ 50,000 per month to around $ 6.5 million.
The price of each card varies based on popularity, but a Cristiano Ronaldo card recently sold for more than $ 99,000.