Colossal news coming out of the sports realm today with the drop of “Man in the Arena: Tom Brady NFT collection” after the signing of a multi-year deal between ESPN and Autograph, the NFT platform cofounded by football icon Tom Brady. The collaboration kicks off with an NFT collection based on a 10-part docuseries “Man In The Arena”, detailing the highs and lows of Tom Brady’s infamous career.
Tom Brady’s NFT Series
The Tom Brady NFT collection consists of three ESPN zine covers depicting the achievements of Brady’s time inside the NFL. Furthermore, fifty NFTs from the group will include Tom Brady’s signature, significantly increasing their value. However, buyers must go through the collection’s exclusive marketplace, Draft Kings.
“This unique collection around Tom’s ‘Man in the Arena’ docuseries marks the beginning of our relationship with ESPN. As the first NFT partner for ESPN, the possibilities across sports and technology are endless. We couldn’t be more excited to get this content out to the world in a massive way.”
– Dillon Rosenblatt, Co-Founder and CEO at Autograph
Additionally, a second collection will drop coinciding with the series release of their tenth episode on ESPN+. The newly founded partnership between ESPN and Autograph symbolizes the rise and acceptance of NFTs in the sports industry. While the popularity surrounding the NFT space continues to develop, growth inside the sports sector is sure to come. Tom Brady’s new NFT endeavors prove to be a significant landmark inside the realm of sports on digital assets.
“ESPN is excited to offer our first NFTs to meet our fans at the intersection of sports, technology and content. Our work with ESPN Edge has led us to where we are today, exploring new, innovative ways of engaging fans, and we are thrilled to partner with Autograph for this collection and others in the future. – Kevin Lopes, Vice President of Sports Business Development & Innovation at ESPN