Sorare recently welcomed Paris Saint Germain and the club’s newest marquee draft, legendary football star Lionel Messi, to its fantasy football NFT Card game. Of course, players scrambled to acquire the first Messi NFT Card on the platform.
The first card auctioned featuring the Argentinian superstar was a Limited card, selling for $11.192. Meanwhile, a card with serial number 2 sold for $3356. The reception so far proves that Messi is just getting started in scoring major NFT milestones.
Legendary Football Icon = Limited NFT Cards
Last month, Sorare introduced a new scarcity level on the platform: Limited Cards. The Limited cards mark a new era for Sorare because this is the first time they have ever introduced a new scarcity. From three levels of scarcity, there will now be four for the 2021/22 Season.
Limited Cards have a fixed supply of 1000 Cards per player per season. As a fitting tribute, Messi’s cards are tagged as Limited Cards. Currently, Rare cards are also listed for auction, the first one of these sold north of $24.000.
Excitement Over Messi’s NFT Cards on Sorare
Another reason why fans are on a mad dash to get Messi’s NFT Cards is because, for the first time, he is not donning an FC Barcelona jersey. He had been with the club for 21 years. This year he moved to the French Club after winning 35 trophies with the team and holding the record of all-time goal scorer with 682 ins.
Paris Saint Germain is just one of the latest additions to Sorare. There’s no stopping the platform from signing up clubs and teams all over the world. Last week the first club from Peru joined the game. Then, the week before, the game welcomed La Liga and all its 20 teams, including the iconic FC Barcelona, Messi’s former team.
Sorare is also ensuring that the technology can keep up with the growth of the platform. In fact, the platform has recently moved its ecosystem to a layer-2 solution so users can trade NFTs without dealing with gas fees. Not only can users see their transferred and earned NFTs much faster, but Sorare also doesn’t need to cover all the gas fees. It’s really a win-win situation financially for Sorare and user-journey-wise for the players.