The Australian Football League‘s (AFL) first limited edition irreversible token (NFT) drop attracted a lot of attention on Wednesday.
On August 17, the football league released “Ripper Skipper 2022” through the AFL Mint program, allowing people who joined the “allowed list” to purchase one of the 3,800 packs reserved for the drop.
Australian Football League 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!
The bundles came with a retail price of 34.39 USDC each, and the project is estimated to have grossed over 130,000 USDC. Each pack contains three “moments” in a different trio of common, luxury, and acclaimed rarity. Limited digital content is also available; Everyone who participates in the first drop has a 10% chance of winning the AFL Mint Genesis Ball.While the first mint will run out within hours, the wider public will have access to another drop on August 24.
AFL Shares Metaverse Plans
NFTs are digital certificates stored on the blockchain that prove ownership of a digital or physical asset, a work of art, but AFL Mint plans to expand the concept and offer game day events, tickets, and a chance to meet players in the Metaverse. Kylie Rogers, Managing Director of AFL Customer and Commerce;
“Through our AFL Mint brand, we will celebrate past wonders and other product releases that will launch exciting new moments in our Men’s and Women’s competitions and deliver a unique fan experience we’ve never seen before.”
The Australian Football League announced NFT marketplace AFL Mint in April, announcing that they have signed a five-year partnership with Be Media, a Perth-based subsidiary of Hong Kong NFT gaming giant Animoca Brands. Launching in 2023, the marketplace will allow for the sale and exchange of moments between fans and collectors.
Following the Lead
With the release of Ripper Skipper 2022 NFTs, the AFL has followed in the footsteps of other international sports codes flocking to the Web3 world.While the NBA kicked off the NBA Top Shot market in 2020 to critical acclaim, the UFC created UFC Strike in February of this year.Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Singapore-based collectibles platform Rario and NFT trading firm BlockTrust in April.