Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Matthew Joyce will be releasing a set of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that fans can buy through online auction.
The collection, “Matt Joyce Opening Day Series NFT Collection”, consists of digital trading cards that showcase some of Joyce’s favorite career moments and will be auctioned on OpenSea. These one-of-a-kind pieces of memorabilia are all hand-signed digitally and numbered by the baseball player himself.
The real star of this entire collection is an ultra rare 1 of 1 Matt Joyce Illustrious Career Highlight Card, which also includes a meet and greet, personalized and signed jersey, and tickets for the upcoming game.
The rest of the collection includes Opening Day (7 of 7), All Star (77 editions), Home Run Rob (277 editions), and Pinch Hit Grand Slam (177 editions).
The auction for the super rare Illustrious Career Highlight starts on April 1. Opening Day’s auction starts from March 29 to March 31. The remaining ones will be up for sale from March 25 to March 28.
“NFTs provide new channels for athletes, artists, musicians, and others to connect with fans through the crypto marketplace,” said Joyce. “When you purchase an NFT, you become part of this ‘special society’, sharing common interests in these technological novelties, just like old school memorabilia.”
The designs of the posterized images are done by Dream Kollectibles as a work of collaboration with Joyce. Since the Major League Baseball (MLB) is not the licenser of the collectibles, the team logos will not be featured.
“Growing up my dad collected baseball cards and sports memorabilia,” said Joyce. “As I grew older we shared stories of his favorite players and bonded over the sport; it’s amazing that I’m now able to put my own personal touch on these NFTs and continue that tradition in the digital space.”
Throughout his career as a professional baseball player, Matthew Joyce has played for the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and Miami Marlins. The five F45 Training franchises are owned by him and his wife Brittany.