Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes announced his entry into the NFT (non-fungible tokens) world. Mahomes announced that his own NFT art gallery, “The Museum of Mahomes,” will launch March 17 on digital art market MakersPlace.
Mahomes created the gallery with two artists known as The Impossible Brief and there will be three tiers of collectibles in the gallery. The price range for the collectibles starts at $2,500 and goes up to $15,000. There will also be a mystery with no set price.
One of the most popular players in the NFL, Mahomes spoke about the decision to launch the gallery in an interview with CNBC. “I’m looking to break boundaries and make history on and off the field,” Mahomes said. “That’s the great thing about being an athlete these days, you have so many outlets and opportunities to expand your brand and make an impact.”
The limited edition collectibles will feature two separate art pieces: a jewel encrusted helmet and a jewel encrusted football. Fifty of each of the pieces will be minted with a price of $15,000.
Additionally, the open edition collectibles will feature three digital art pieces memorializing significant moments in Mahomes’ life and career. There will be a bronze, silver, and gold art piece priced at $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500 respectively. The mystery piece will be announced on the day of the auction.
There will also be five signed helmets and jerseys which will be given to 10 random people who participate in the sale.
Patrick Mahomes Second NFL Player to Join the NFT World
Mahomes is now the second NFL star to jump into the world of NFT. Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also announced he would be his own exclusive collection of NFT trading cards.
NFT producer Sean Tracey spoke very highly of the Chiefs star. “Mahomes is a true maverick and trailblazer for being the first superstar athlete to position himself in this space. His attention to detail and innovation is unmatched. I think the community will immediately recognize how unique and special this NFT is.”
Mahomes also said that he will donate part of the proceeds to finish the “15 and the Mahomies Foundation” Playground. He will also donate to 40 Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Missouri.