The AFL’s first limited edition run of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) saw a massive buy-in on Wednesday, selling out in just under 12 hours.

On Wednesday, the Football League launched Ripper Skipper 2022 through the AFL Mint program, allowing people who joined the “allowlist” to purchase one of 3,800 custom drop packages.

The packages came at a retail price of $34.39 each, and the project is estimated to have raised over $130,000 in US dollars.

Ripper Skipper 2022 NFTs feature 78 key moments and highlights from the 2021 season using both video and audio. Each pack contains three “Moments” in three different levels of rarity, Common, Deluxe, and Ovation.

A limited edition digital content is also available; Whoever hits the first drop has a 10% chance of getting an AFL Mint Genesis Ball.

While the initial mint sold out within hours, the broader public will have access to another drop on August 24th.

AFL Shares Metaverse Plans
NFTs are digital certificates stored on a blockchain that prove ownership of a digital or physical asset, often work of art, but the AFL Mint has plans to expand on the concept and offer game day events, tickets and the chance to meet players in the Metaverse.

Kylie Rogers, the AFL’s executive general manager of customer and trade, said they hope to use technology to deliver better experiences for fans.

“Through our AFL Mint brand, we will be unlocking exciting new moments across the men’s and women’s competitions, as well as celebrating past greats and other product releases that will provide a unique experience like we’ve never seen before.”

The AFL announced its own NFT marketplace, AFL Mint, back in April, revealing that it had signed a five-year partnership with Be Media, the Perth-based subsidiary of Hong Kong giant Animoca Brands.

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The marketplace will launch in 2023, allowing moments to be sold and traded between fans and collectors.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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