The Australian Football League (AFL)’s first limited edition drop of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) saw huge takeup on Wednesday, selling out in just under 12 hours.
On Wednesday, the football league launched Ripper Skipper 2022 through its AFL Mint program, allowing people who joined the “allowlist” to purchase one of 3,800 packs reserved for the drop.
AFL Mint Ripper Skipper AllOWLIST Drop – SOLD OUT
We are happy to announce the AFL Mint AllowList sold out in under 12 hours.
A huge thank you to our community who has participated, followed along and backed this project!
Stay tuned for the next drop! pic.twitter.com/CopyL62DFW
— AFLMint (@AFLMint) August 17, 2022
The packs came with a retail price of 34.39 USDC each, with the project estimated to have raised over $130,000 in USDC.
The Ripper Skipper 2022 NFTs feature 78 significant moments and highlights from the 2021 Season utilizing both video and audio. Each pack features three “moments” in a trio of different rarity tiers, common, deluxe and ovation.
Limited edition digital content is also available; anyone who participated in the first drop has a 10% chance of getting an AFL Mint Genesis Ball.
While the initial mint was sold out within hours, the wider public will gain access to another drop on Aug. 24.
AFL shares Metaverse plans
NFTs are digital certificates stored on the blockchain proving ownership of a digital or physical asset, often an artwork, but AFL Mint has plans to expand on the concept and offer game day events, tickets and the chance to meet players in the Metaverse.
Kylie Rogers, executive general manager of customer, and commercial at AFL, said they hope to use the technology to make better fan experiences.
“Through our AFL Mint brand, we will launch exciting new moments across our Men’s and Women’s competitions, plus celebrate past greats and other product releases that will bring a unique fan experience we haven’t seen before.”
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