Place/Date: - March 14th, 2022 at 1:26 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: Fanpage, Source: Fanpage NFT Marketplace
February 18th was a big day for fans of College Baseball. That’s the date the NCAA Division 1 began in a four-month season that culminates in the College Baseball World Series in Omaha, Nebraska at the end of June.
February 18th was also the day amateur baseball fans who enjoy collecting memorabilia could first get their hands on the latest NFT’s from some of the most exciting up and coming stars of the collegiate game. Fanpage, a new NFT platform that works with major sports and music stars to create one-of-a-kind NFTs to fans and NFT collectors, released the first of its Future All-Star Series NFT drop on February 18th, featuring digital collectibles from some of the best young talents in college baseball. A new NFT drop will take place every Thursday for seven weeks.
Among the future all-stars included in the NFT series are Cam Brown, Tanner Witt, and Broman Kimball, among several others. Cam Brown is a right-handed pitcher who will be heading into his sophomore year at Texas Christian University(TCU) as one of the top pitchers in the US. Tanner Witt plays for the University of Texas at Austin. He was named a Freshman All-American and played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer. Witt is currently ranked in the top 75 players and top 14 pitchers in the country. Meanwhile, Broman Kimball has already caught the eye of amateur fans and pro scouts. He’s currently ranked in the top 55 players and top 13 pitchers nationally.
Beside the prospects of owning a one-of-a-kind digital asset from young budding stars of baseball who could one day go on to become greats of America’s pastime, fans and collectors will marvel at Fanpage’s ease of access into the NFT, crypto and blockchain realm. Fanpage’s platform allows fans to purchase NFTs with a simple credit card transaction while also allowing NFT enthusiasts to easily resell their NFTs on third-party marketplaces like OpenSea. Most platforms that allow consumers to purchase NFTs with credit cards force the consumer to keep that NFT on that platform.
Fanpage’s platform is also environmentally sustainable, having been built on the Polygon blockchain, a climate sustainable blockchain that is over 99.9% more carbon efficient than Ethereum.
The Future All Star Series NFT drop is simply the first of many to come on Fanpage, as college athletes take advantage of the new rules put in place by the NCAA and various states around the country allowing college athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness (NIL).
NTfs allow college players to go directly to fans with collectibles and other premiums like meet and greets, and build a fan base and potentially new revenue streams that were never open to them before. For fans, NFT’s afford them a new way to support and connect with their favorite players. For collectors, they can get in on the ground floor on a collectible from a college star who may one day go on to become a great of the pro game.
Among the items available as part of the Future All Star Series drop will be the college players appearing as 3D Little League stars and signed baseballs.