Golf legend Tiger Woods Releases 10,000 NFTs

Golf legend Tiger Woods is taking a swing at non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the release of his first collection.

According to USA Today, on Sept. 21 Woods released 10,000 NFTs through Autograph — a NFT platform co-founded by Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

“The intersection of sports and technology is such an interesting space to me, and I’m thrilled to partner with Autograph as they lead the charge by ushering a new era of digital collecting,” Woods said. “It’s been an honor to join their advisory board among so many iconic athletes, and I’m looking forward to bringing fans closer to my memorable sports moments at an accessible price, and to the game I respect so much.”

Woods’ collection comprises of 10,000 digital images of himself, which is available for purchase and sold exclusively on DraftKings Marketplace, USA Today reports.

USA Today also reports that Woods’ first batch of digital images range from $12 to $100. A $100 option is available for 375 limited editions. A special collection of digital cards personally signed by Woods starts at $250 and the highest at $1,500. Woods’ second collection will release on Sept. 28.

As previously reported by AfroTech, Woods’ NFT announcement follows after fellow professional athletes Naomi Osaka’s and Simone Biles’ releases for Autograph’s Preseason Access Collection.

Autograph launched earlier this year to “sell crypto memorabilia from sports icons and celebrities,” according to the company’s site.

“Autograph brings users closer to the world’s most legendary sports and entertainment icons by working hand in hand with our partners to co-produce exclusive digital collections and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Dillon Rosenblatt, Co-Founder and CEO at Autograph in a press release. “Our team is dedicated to providing value to our users through an offering defined by creativity, simplicity and fun as we work to usher in a new era of digital collecting.”

Source: AfroTech

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