Topps, the American company known for its sports and entertainment trading cards, has recently entered the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the release of its MLB Inception NFT Collection. This collection, which showcases MLB rookies and memorable moments from the past year, is available for purchase through various packs on the Topps NFT website.
The release of Topps’ NFT collection is a significant step forward for the company, as it marks its entry into the world of digital collectibles. The collection offers baseball fans a unique way to collect and own digital assets featuring their favorite MLB players and teams. In addition to the MLB series, Topps has also released a second NFT product featuring the UEFA Champions League and has plans to expand into other sports leagues and entertainment properties in the future.
Currently offered packs on the Topps website
There are two main types of packs available for purchase on the Topps NFT website: standard packs and premium packs. Standard packs contain a mix of digital cards with varying rarities, while premium packs offer the chance to obtain rarer, more valuable cards. The prices for these packs range from a few dollars for standard packs to several hundred dollars for premium packs, with higher prices offering a higher chance of obtaining rare cards.
One of the standout features of the Topps MLB Inception NFT Collection is the use of motion animations and facsimile signatures on some of the cards. These added elements bring the cards to life and add to the overall collecting experience. For example, some of the cards feature animations of legendary players like Mike Trout hitting home runs, or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. making incredible plays on the field. These animations, along with the facsimile signatures, add an extra layer of authenticity and immersion to the collection.
In addition to the standard and premium packs, Topps has also released a series of “legendary exclusives” on their website. These are one-of-a-kind, highly valuable NFTs that feature some of the most iconic moments and players in baseball history. For example, the “Epic Juan Soto Red Rookie” card showcases the young Washington Nationals player’s historic performance in the 2019 World Series, while the “Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Letter Booklet” features a digital version of the Toronto Blue Jays player’s handwritten letter to his father, former MLB player Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
Securely and successfully manages and mints one‘s NFTs
To mint and manage their NFT collections, Topps has partnered with Ava Labs and the Avalanche blockchain. This allows them to securely and efficiently mint and manages their NFTs, ensuring their authenticity and rarity. Topps’ global general manager of Topps Digital Sports, Evan Kaplan, stated that the release of their NFT products is an extension of the company’s vision to continue the growth of their suite of mobile sports apps and digital collectibles.
Topps is not the only company entering the world of NFTs. NBA Top Shot, a product of the Canadian company Dapper Labs, has seen significant success in the NFT space with its digital collectibles featuring NBA players. However, Topps brings its own unique experience to the table with its long history of producing physical trading cards and a diverse range of entertainment properties to draw from.
The company has been producing trading cards for over 70 years and has a wide range of sports and entertainment properties under its belt, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the UEFA Champions League, and even the iconic Garbage Pail Kids.
Those interested in purchasing Topps NFTs can do so through the company’s website using a credit card. The Topps NFT Discord channel is also a great resource for fans looking to learn more about the company’s NFT products and stay up to date on new releases.