A famous youtuber and now boxer makes his way into the non-fungible token (NFT) industry to promote his works of art. Logan Paul will be giving away NFT-based cards as part of an auction of the rare game collection “Pokemon 1st Edition Booster Packs”.
NFTs show Logan’s holographic image with his boxing gear
According to the announcement, Paul bought packs of Pokémon cards after spending $ 2 million on them. The map set was published by Wizards of the Coast in 1999 and contains 102 maps.
Paul will auction all 36 packs of Pokémon playing cards from February 4th to 11th. The auction will also take place through the sports collector’s platform Goldin Auctions. The unboxing, however, should take place on February 27th.
Together with each auctioned product, the Youtuber will give one of the 44 NFTs a “holographic” picture of himself with his boxing equipment. However, when people can’t bid on the auction, Paul sells a limited edition of his NFTs.
Bondly, the blockchain protocol in charge of creating and distributing Paul’s NFTs, designs the photo using a Pokemon card template.
They also made it clear that every NFT Paul sold will have its “own rarity and limited quantity.” In fact, these will only be available for a limited time before being sold on the open market.
Pokémon packs unboxing before Mayweather’s fight
The first edition Pokémon packs contain holographic cards, including Charizard, Blastoise, Chansey, and Hitmonchan.
A Goldin Auctions spokesman told news.Bitcoin.com:
For those of us in the hobby, we know how exciting this time is. The value of vintage and modern trading cards and collectibles has grown, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of the growing craze for rare Pokémon cards. Logan was absolutely ahead of the curve when it came to collecting Pokémon. He recognized the trend and then created such amazing and authentic content that so many more fans have drawn into the hobby.
Additionally, Bondly commented on how the non-fungible token industry is becoming mainstream among celebrities:
It’s obvious that NFTs will stay here, especially as more mainstream influencers, artists, celebrities, and more become interested in the potential of this technology. At Bondly, we are determined to fill the educational gap around NFTs. Our goal is to bring in the next 1,000,000 NFT owners.
The auction also precedes his battle against undefeated and former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. Paul, however, confirmed the rumors of the postponement of the boxing match and cited some logistical details that are still pending to be finalized with Mayweather’s warehouse.
However, at press time, no date has been set as the original date was set for February 20th.
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