Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are quickly becoming one of the primary means of investing in the blockchain ecosystem. And deep within the archives of just a few prized collections comes a coveted vintage relic now being transformed for the digital age. The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card is still one of the world’s most rare sports collectibles. And now sports fans will have the opportunity to cement Mantle’s legacy on the Ethereum blockchain.
Mantle was an icon and an idol to millions of baseball fans worldwide. He is known for his incredible power, speed, and his down-to-earth personality. Many referred to him as “The Mick”; he played center field and batted clean-up between 1951 and 1968. He led the Yankees to win 12 American League pennants and seven World Series.
The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT Auction is the product of Topps’ collaboration with the Mantle Estate and Major League Baseball. Topps is incredibly honored to bring the first-ever licensed MLB NFT auctioned on OpenSea. His unique NFT is the first featured collectible in the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through exclusive, premium 1-of-1 digital collectibles.
The NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 token and features the iconic Topps baseball card, complete with video of historical imagery and memorabilia that showcase and celebrate Mickey Mantle’s legacy. The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT Auction will go live on the OpenSea platform on March 1st at 1 pm EST and will end on March 4th at 1 pm EST. Any bid placed in the last 10 minutes will extend the auction by 10 minutes. The auction winner will also have the rare opportunity to have a 30-minute video interview with Mickey Mantle’s sons, Danny and David Mantle.
The vintage baseball card NFT will surely attract people who are avid sports fans, baseball fans, sports memorabilia collectors, sports card collectors, Yankee fans, baseball history fans, NFT prospects, crypto consumers, fintech audiences, define audiences, NFT day traders, high profile digital asset collectors, and physical auction bidders. As NFT mints continue to proliferate, adoption will only increase with time. This bold prediction ensures that anyone who enters the space early could potentially win big-time with the right asset in their collection. Mantle looks to be one of those mints.
The NFT collectible is officially licensed by Major League Baseball and the Mantle estate. Card front and back images are from an actual card digitally scanned in the original Topps 1952 release. The rare Mickey Mantle card front and back were then pulled from Topps’ digital archives and inserted into the NFT showcase now being offered as a 1 of 1 digital collectible. The NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 token.
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