Two Patrick Mahomes trading cards are sold as NFTs.
Patrick Mahomes, one of the NFL’s most iconic players, is moving the chains by opening his own NFT art gallery.
In an interview with CNBC earlier this week, Mahomes announced the “Museum of Mahomes,” which will appear on the MakersPlace digital art market on March 17th. There are three levels of collectibles that Mahomes created with The Impossible Brief. These are two artists who include Coldplay and The Chainsmokers as clients.
The price range for the collectibles starts at $ 2,500 and increases to $ 15,000. In addition, there will be a mystery auction item with no set price. Mahomes will donate a portion of the proceeds to his foundation called 15 and the Mahomies and Boys & Girls Clubs in Missouri.
“I want to push boundaries and make history on and off the field,” said Mahomes. “That’s the great thing about being an athlete these days. You have so many options and opportunities to expand your brand and make an impact.”
The limited edition collectibles include two separate pieces of art: a jeweled helmet and a jeweled soccer ball. Fifty of each will be minted with a price of $ 15,000.
The Open Edition collectibles feature three digital works of art that commemorate significant moments in Mahomes’ life and career. The bronze artwork is $ 2,500, the silver artwork is $ 5,000, and the gold artwork is $ 7,500.
The last, unique mystery piece will be announced on the day of the auction.
Five signed helmets and five signed jerseys will also be given to ten randomly selected winners who will take part in the sale.
Mahomes said he was intrigued by digital goods and “how blockchain auctions are growing. When the opportunity arose to get into digital memorabilia, I jumped.”
Already a star in the NFL at age 25, Mahomes led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years, threw more touchdowns in his first ten career games than any other quarterback in NFL history, and was featured Awarded the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2018.
Now he also wants to be at the top in the crypto world.
“I always want to know that I’ve done everything I do and that definitely drives me to want to be successful,” said Mahomes.
He is the second professional athlete to dive into the world of NFTs. Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced this week that he will be launching his own exclusive collection of NFT trading cards.
NFT stands for non-fungible token and is essentially a certificate of authenticity for a unique digital memento that cannot be duplicated. The memorabilia are stored on a blockchain network.
Even musicians jump into the crypto madness. Kings of Leon were the first band to release a new album as NFT. And artists like Shawn Mendes, Steve Aoki and Grimes recently released exclusive digital goods on the blockchain network. On Wednesday, a digital work by artist Beeple sold for more than $ 69 million in auction through Christie’s.
“Mahomes is a true underdog and trailblazer because he’s the first superstar athlete to position himself in this space,” said Sean Treacy, the NFT producer. “His attention to detail and innovation is second to none. I think the community will immediately see how unique and special this NFT is.”
Mahomes told CNBC that he plans to donate a portion of the proceeds towards the completion of the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation playground at MLK Park in Kansas City. He will also donate to 40 boys & girls clubs in Missouri.
The Museum of Mahomes’ collectibles auction starts on MakersPlace.com, a digital marketplace for crypto collectibles.