Collectible trading cards are a major part of many people’s childhoods.
It was in the early 1990s when the first collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering, appeared on shelves. It quickly took off and is now worth over $650 million dollars! With modern technology, you can find all sorts of things to trade or buy online. But not everything comes with an easy-to-read price tag. Here are some tips for getting started in this world without breaking your bank account!
The Draw of Sports Collectibles
Every sports fan has their favorite team and cards are no exception. For some, the draw to collecting is as much sentimental than it is financial; they want a tangible piece of themselves that can never be replaced by modern technology or clothing designs- only an avid collector will have rarer versions if you’re lucky enough for them!
The baseball card industry is a gold mine for those who want to make money off of its increasing value. For example, one rare card can appreciate in price and generate tons on resale possibilities with other collector’s items- like cigarettes packs from years ago! The most expensive Honus Wagner T206 was given away free with your favorite brand name during America’s chewing tobacco days but now this same issue has been valued at $6 million dollars…
The first NFT collectibles to really reach mainstream audiences were sports cards. In particular, projects like NBA Top Shot and Topps MLB have been breakouts that popularized this type of trading card outside the crypto community with enthusiastic reception by fans everywhere!
The History of Sports Trading Cards Through Topps
The history of collectible sports cards is an interesting one, dating back to the 1860s when they were first introduced as a marketing gimmick by tobacco and candy companies. This accidental inception created something new -a hobby that has only become stronger over time! It’s no surprise then why Topps started out life in 1938; following this trend again with its focus on both chewing gum production but also trading card collecting would not be surprising at all for them since their very own creation came about due largely because someone else’s genius moment(or maybe several).
In April 2021, Topps collaborated with star quarterback Trevor Lawrence to release an NFT trading card collection on Mintable. The 6-piece limited series sold for over $400K and is one of the most successful drops in company history!
Topps has been creating high-quality cards for years, but it appears they’ve outdone themselves with this latest release. The Trevor Lawrence NFT Collection is a compilation of some top players from across baseball and European football who were all originally drafted into professional leagues – making them perfect candidates to be included on an exclusive trading card! It’ll soon become difficult enough finding these limited edition pieces so make sure you check Topper’s website before he runs out again because there may not always be another season coming your way if we don’t keep up our end game here.
This shift toward digital sporting collectibles by one of the biggest and oldest players in this space is an interesting sign for how we view our sports trading cards. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a recent resurgence to popularity, which paired with NFTs being so popular at present time means it’s not surprising that they would come together often! But why move over into collecting these things when physical versions are doing well all on their own?
The same motivations apply: status among peers or collectors alike–the desire for more material goods than just those involving human labor (costly) versus less tangible items like art pieces whose value can never really be quantified due only some intrinsic quality about them.
Why NFT Trading Cards?
Digital collectibles have been around for a while, but they weren’t really popular until NFTs came along. The key feature that makes digital trading cards so coveted is their scarcity and maintaining it was not possible with images because of how easy they can be copied. Authentication also needed help; there’s no real way to prove if something on your phone or computer screen as an original instead of copy-pasted from elsewhere online without any source code available (which blockchain provides). That all changes now thanks in part by this new innovation called “tokenized” sports items where owners are able authenticate thier prized possession easier than ever before!
NFT collectibles could include videos of players in action rather than just pictures, which is an improvement because it allows fans to see how they move and makes memories last longer. For example Dapper Lab’s NBA Topshots make this possible by featuring digital versions or rare cards with video highlights from League games–the newest one being sold for $387 600!
Are NFTs the Future of Sports Collectibles?
Digital trading cards are becoming more popular with athletes and major sports leagues. Digital NFTs have better functionality, more features, easy to authenticate for authenticity verification purposes; they’re also easier than traditional physical collectibles because of the way that you can trade your card without having any loss in value or what’s inside it (which might be someone else’s photo!). There could even come interactivity where these digital sporting franchises entitle their holders certain perks such as access into exclusive events or drops from partners who will want new customers too!