The recent Barcelona retired Football legend, Lionel Messi has announced the launch of his own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection, named “Messiverse”. Messi’s NFT collection will be launched in collaboration with the Australia-based digital artist, BossLogic.
The collectibles will be auctioned tomorrow on the Ethernity NFT platform, which is popular for its original tokens of sports legends. The “Messiverse” drop will incorporate unique images of the footballer, portraying his enhanced version as the “King” of digital football. Furthermore, another collectible celebrating Messi’s Copa America victory will be unveiled upon the launch.
“Four pieces comprise the drop and portray the soccer superstar in an other-worldly orbit, in futuristic AI-driven bionic form, the “King” of creative soccer stardom, and a yet to be revealed piece commemorating his historic Copa America win.”, stated Ethernity Press Release.
Messi’s PSG contract may include NFT payments
BossLogic, popular for his Marvel and Disney tokens, has shared Ethernity’s launch tweet. He retweeted saying it is “a huge honor” to be part of the “Man from the Future” artwork. The tweeted image is of Messi from behind, with the number 30 jersey that he will wear at his new club, Qatari-owned Paris St Germain (PSG).
Such an honour to be part of this!
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 16, 2021
BitcoinLinux’s recent coverage revealed Messi’s PSG signing deal would reportedly include NFT Payments. The two-year partnership between Messi and PSG has the valuation of $41 million annual salaries, including bonuses. Messi would also get paid in fan tokens or NFTs as a part of his payment.
Rising Sports NFT collectibles
Sports NFT collectibles have witnessed raging popularity in the past few months. With fans willing to spend fortunes to own an audio, video, photograph, or artwork of their favorite athletes. Legendary Boxer Tyson’s NFT ‘Lineal by Tyson Fury’ was recently auctioned for $987,000; that makes it one of most paid-for sports NFT. Furthermore, a video sequence of NBA’s LeBron James that caught one of his legendary moves on camera was auctioned at $269,000 AUD. Following the NBA star’s NFT, football megastar, Cristiano Ronaldo’s NFT was sold for $289,920. Now, Messi’s NFT could break another record with its futuristic collectibles.
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