A famous Youtuber and now boxer is entering the non-fungible token (NFT) industry to promote his artwork. Logan Paul will be donating NFT cards as part of an auction of the rare “Pokemon 1st Edition Booster Packs” game collection.
NFTs contain the holographic image of Logan with his boxing gear
According to the Announcement, Paul bought packs of Pokémon cards after spending $ 2 million on them. The set of cards was released by Wizards of the Coast in 1999 and contains 102 cards.
Paul will be auctioning off all 36 packs of Pokémon game cards from February 4 to February 11. The auction will also take place through the sports collectibles platform Goldin Auctions. On the other hand, the unpacking is scheduled for February 27.
Along with every product up for auction, the Youtuber will display one of 44 NFTs with a “holographic” image of himself with his boxing gear. However, if people can’t bid on the auction, Paul is selling a limited edition of his NFTs.
Bondly, the blockchain protocol responsible for creating and distributing Paul’s NFTs, will design the photo with a Pokemon card template.
They also made it clear that every Paul’s NFT sold will have its “own rarity level and limited quantity”. In fact, these will only be available for a limited time before being sold in the open market.
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The first edition Pokémon packs will include holographic cards, including Charizard, Blastoise, Chansey and Hitmonchan, among others.
A Goldin Auctions spokesperson told news.Bitcoin.com:
For those of us in the hobby, we know how exciting this is. The value of vintage and modern trading cards and collectibles has skyrocketed, and we’re also excited to be at the forefront of the growing enthusiasm for rare Pokémon cards. Logan was definitely ahead of collecting Pokémon. He recognized the trend and then created such great and authentic content that has brought so many more fans into the hobby.
Additionally, Bondly noted how the non-replaceable token industry is becoming mainstream among celebrities:
Clearly, NFTs are here to stay, especially as more mainstream influencers, artists, celebrities, and more are becoming interested in the potential of this technology. At Bondly, we are committed to bridging the educational divide surrounding NFTs. Our goal is to usher in the next 1,000,000 NFT holders.
The auction also features in his battle against undefeated and former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. But Paul confirmed the rumors of the postponement of the boxing fight, citing some logistical details yet to be finalized with Mayweather’s camp.
Still, no date is set as press time, as the original date was set to February 20.
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