Baseball cards and various sports memorabilia, especially those signed by some of the most iconic players in different sports, have considerably risen in value. Today Topps introduced the Topps Timeless Series, a new collection celebrating the company’s most iconic baseball cards through exclusive, premium 1-of-1 NFT collectibles, with the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT Auction, a project that pays tribute to one of the greatest and most-celebrated baseball players in the world.
After his successful career in Major League Baseball playing for the New York Yankees, Mickey Mantle, known in the sports world as “The Mick,” has left a significant impression in the hearts and minds of all baseball fans around the world. He was known for his powerful switch-hitting and was able to hit 536 home runs throughout his career, helping the Yankees win seven World Series.
Long after his death in 1995, Mickey Mantle’s legacy and greatness still live on in the baseball world. As one of the American League’s Most Valuable Players, it comes as no surprise to learn that his collectibles, specifically the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card, is one of the most coveted pieces of memorabilia in sports history. So as a way to immortalize his iconic card, Topps set out to hold an auction for a 1 of 1 Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT Collectible.
The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT was created in cooperation with Major League Baseball and the Mantle Estate. The project is the first featured collectible in the Topps Timeless Series. With such exclusivity, the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT is already generating a buzz among NFT collectors and baseball enthusiasts.
The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT will be minted as an ERC-721 token. The stunning recreation of the classic Topps baseball cards is equipped with
a video of historical imagery and memorabilia that showcases and celebrates the legacy of Mickey Mantle.
The creators have unearthed one of the rarest and most-prized collectibles in the sports collectibles industry. The NFT will be on the Ethereum blockchain.
“The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle card displayed in the video NFT is an actual card from the original Topps 1952 release that was digitally scanned,” explained the company. “The rare Mickey Mantle card front and back were pulled from Topps’ digital archives and inserted into the NFT showcase, which is now being offered as a one-of-one digital collectible.”
The Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT Auction will be live on OpenSea on March 1, 2022, at 1 PM EST. Furthermore, any bid placed in the last ten minutes of the auction will extend the auction an additional ten minutes. The winner of the auction will have the rare opportunity to have a 30-minute video interview with Mickey Mantle’s sons, Danny and David Mantle.
The one-of-one NFT is already gaining significant traction among sports fans, collectors, Yankee fans, and other cryptocurrency investors. With its Discord community growing every day, Topps believes that the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT will make history as one of the highest selling digital collectibles in the NFT space.
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