The American company that produces bazooka gum, candy and collectibles, Topps Corporation, has announced the launch of the second series of 2021 Topps Baseball NFT. Topps’ latest non-fungible token product follows the release of the company’s MLB Inception NFT suite. Collectibles company Topps says it is the largest MLB NFT launch company ever.
Topps launches MLB NFT Series 2
At the end of August, collectibles company Topps launched the first series of the NFT collection for the 2021 NFT Major League Baseball titled “Inception”. A month later in October, Topps introduced its second series of NFT MLB holdings via the Avalanche blockchain protocol. The new NFTs are based on the completely sold-out 2021 Topps Series 2 physical baseball product and can be obtained at toppsnfts.com.
Standard and Premium Packs for the 2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball NFT set began selling on October 4th and NFT Collectibles contain rare cards ranging from common to legendary. Tobin Lent, Global Vice President and General Manager, Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment, explained that the MLB NFT series is good for both veterans and newcomers alike.
“Topps MLB NFT products have created an enjoyable and easy-to-use collection experience for many who have collected NFTs before as well as those looking to make their first purchase,” Lent said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. The CEO of Tops added:
Series 2 Baseball provides an annual snapshot of the many twists and turns of the MLB season and this edition provides collectors with the opportunity to collect those memorable moments in a unique new way.
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According to web portal toppsnfts.com, a standard package of NFT baseball cards is $15 per pack and comes with eight cards per pack. 25,000 packs have been released and the odds of getting a rare card are 16.64%.
The chance of getting a very rare card is 14.23%, and the chances of getting a legendary NFT card from the series are much lower at 0.04%. However, the buyer of the standard package is guaranteed to get at least one rare card. Premium packs are much more expensive at $150 per pack, but the Legendary possibilities are even greater.
The chance of getting a legendary card in a premium pack is 0.88% while the odds of getting an epic NFT card are around 30.50%. Three Epic NFT cards, All-Star cards, and 70th Anniversary Platinum Facsimile Signatures NFT cards are guaranteed exclusive to Premium Pack buyers.
In August, the first Topps MLB Inception NFT Collection sold out in just 96 minutes with over 22,000 unique buyers during the sale. Topps says that top secondary sales from the Inception collection include 1 of 3 Legendary Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s letter booklets. and 1 of 23 Epic Juan Soto Red Rookie and Future Phenoms Facsimile Signature NFT.
So far, in terms of NFT Baseball League cards and packs, Topps has dominated the market. Meanwhile, the NBA Top Shot introduced non-fungible token collectibles associated with NBA players and their greatest moments. However, in 2026, Topps will lose their partnership with MLB as the league struck a deal with sportswear maker Fanatics. It’s quite possible that fanatics will be able to pick up an MLB NFT game from that point on.
MLB has also partnered with Candy Digital and the platform has issued MLB-branded NFTs as Lou Gehrig’s 1 of 1 token. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Dodgers released the NFT version of the 2020 Club World Championship ring. In fact, Fanatics are deeply rooted in the startup Candy Digital where the company’s founders include billionaire investor Michael Novogratz, digital media entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and Fanatics chairman Michael Rubin.
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