Football club “Liverpool” starts its journey in the world of NFT
Starting from the middle of next week, representatives of FC and the Sotheby’s auction house will put up for sale 24 tokens with traced football heroes and their managers. Each NFT token will have a unique sign for the player, for example: a signature gesture, a reference to his personality or hobby off the field.
In addition to this collection, Liverpool also intends to sell a limited collection of generated NFT tokens that will mix and match images of players and team managers, with various illustrated traits. Each token has a value of $75, which, according to the representatives of the football club, will be an acceptable price, as collections are often sold at auction for thousands and even millions of dollars.
Hidden NFTs will be revealed in April
Buyers of these NFTs will not know which player, manager, or traits they have purchased until April 2, when the sale ends and the collectibles are delivered to buyers’ digital wallets. Sotheby’s compared this process to “opening a pack of football stickers.”
Participation in the auction and winnings will grant the lucky winner access to the private LFC Heroes Club, an online fan community that includes: a forum, “virtual hangouts” and a discount on Liverpool merchandise. Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the team’s charitable organization dedicated to children and youth.
Recently, there has been a huge increase in NFT collections from top European soccer teams. Last month, the head of the FC. Barcelona have said the club plans to launch their own cryptocurrency and NFTs, and this week PSG filed a trademark application in France for NFTs and cryptocurrency wallet software.
In January, Liverpool defender Andy Robertson released his own NFT collection. Other major European football teams are poised to follow in Liverpool’s footsteps and release the NFT as well.
Liverpool Football Club plays in the Premier League, England’s top football division, as well as the Champions League, along with other top European teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG. According to some sources, Liverpool was worth $4.1 billion last year, making it the fifth most valuable football club in the world.