Naomi Osaka And Other Sports Stars Want You to Buy Their NFTs
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is among the growing list of sports stars selling their own non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The 23-year-old has collaborated with NFL legend Tom Brady and his platform Autograph to offer a range of blockchain-backed memorabilia.
Listed on Autograph’s website, Osaka’s NFTs are tiered by price. Carbon Premier, Platinum Premier, Emerald Premier, Sapphire Premier and Ruby Premier are offered as her Preseason Access Pass NFTs.
Osaka will digitally sign each NFT sold. The Ruby signed pass currently ranges from USD 55,000.
Buyers will be granted VIP access to Autograph’s future Osaka drops and will be invited to their private Discord community.
“I think NFTs and crypto are here to stay, and it’s something I want to embrace,” Osaka told Yahoo Sports. “This is the same fervor of collecting cards, but this time it’s digital which is so in-line with my generation and how we behave.”
This isn’t the first time Osaka has offered NFTs either.
In April, Osaka and her sister Mari released a joint collection of NFTs called “The Colors of Naomi Osaka” that sold for almost USD 600,000.
Osaka’s latest NFT venture adds to Autograph’s team of sportspersons including Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Tony Hawk and Wayne Gretzky.
Last week, newly signed PSG forward Lionel Messi launched a “Messiverse” NFT crypto art collection.
Image credit: Autograph