Just in time for the 117th World Series this month, the Costacos Collection introduced right this moment the upcoming launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) line devoted to Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays.
Hosted on the NFT platform Nifty Gateway, the gathering options moments of the Say Hey Kid’s life and profession, from taking part in within the Negro American League to incomes the title of Rookie of Year with the San Francisco Giants in 1951. The NFT launch on October twenty fourth additionally serves as a celebration of Mays’ ninetieth birthday.
Co-founded by sports activities artist John Costacos, the Costacos Collection companions with athletes and their foundations to create blockchain-based digital artwork.
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The Costacos Collection says all proceeds from the drop will go to the Mays’ Say Hey Foundation to set up a baseball academy for underprivileged youth in Alabama and restore the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, the place Mays performed for the Birmingham Black Barons.
“I’ve never forgotten the people who supported me, taught me, and helped me find my way,” Mays stated in a press launch. “I want every child to have the same chances that I had, and this gives me a way to do that starting in my original hometown.”
One NFT known as “The Making of a Giant” will function an audio clip of sports activities broadcaster Bob Costas telling Mays’ story. Other NFTs within the assortment function photos commemorating Rickwood Field and Mays’ Rookie of the Year award.
The Mays assortment of NFTs is one other line devoted to preserving the legacy of historic black artists, musicians, and athletes. As beforehand reported by Decrypt, Russell Simmons collaborated with Snoop Dogg to launch a line of NFTs devoted to early hip hop artists that laid the groundwork for what would turn into a world phenomenon.
The Willie Mays NFT assortment will drop on Nifty Gateway on October 24 at 3:30 pm PST.