NFTs Selling like Hot Cakes

Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky brought out his very own collection of NFTs, and they sold out in mere minutes. Why? Well because they featured a range of beautiful colours, were very affordable when compared to other NFTs in the market, and they were easily available on Autograph, an NFT marketplace.

The prices for these NFTs vary from $12 to $1,500 and are assigned 5 different degrees of rarity or value, these are: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Platinum, and Carbon.

The Signed Ruby collectibles are the most expensive of these NFTs, these cost $1,500 each. The prices for each of these NFTs on release are listed below:

  • Carbon:                $12         Signed: $250
  • Platinum:             $25         Signed: $250
  • Emerald:              $50         Signed: $500
  • Sapphire:             $75         Signed: $750
  • Ruby:                    $100       Signed: $1,500

Not sure what Autograph is? Well, it’s an NFT marketplace whose co-founders, board of directors, and advisors include legendary sports players such as Wayne Gretzky, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Tony Hawk, Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, and Naomi Osaka.

According to their ‘About’ page, Autograph “brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections and experiences.”

The marketplace offers a range of different sport and media-related NFTs, including some content from the Saw films such as the Reverse Beartrap, or Laser Collar Schematic.

It’s an interesting platform that offers various ‘official’ digitised content that I’m certain there will be a niche for. I personally would have loved to have had the Reverse Beartrap in my NFT collection, it was iconic for its time, and to immortalise that in my own collection would’ve been magnificent… Perhaps they’ll bring out an NFT for ‘The Rack’, and perhaps I’ll buy it almost immediately!

Regardless of whether you like sports or the Saw franchise, this platform could prove interesting going forward and sets an exciting precedent. Maybe one day I’ll be able to own Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel greatsword ‘Ice’ from Game of Thrones as an NFT…