An auction has been launched involving NFTs belonging to the official Bayern Munich Christmas Edition Player Card.
The auction offers for sale several NFTs, both of individual players and the so-called “Christmas Bundle” of the well-known German Bundesliga football team. It is organised by Stryking and will end on January 6th, 2020.
Currently, the highest bid for the NFT of the internal bundle including all 24 players’ cards, the “Full Team Christmas Edition 2019”, is 52 ETH or almost $7,000 and the bids will end at 11:17 UTC on December 26th, 2019.
The Bayern Munich FC player cards feature a money-back guarantee that provides buyers with security and peace of mind.
In fact, after an initial period of 3 months, which begins for each individual card when the auction of its NFT ends, winners will eventually have 30 days to return them to Stryking in exchange for a full refund, minus gas.
Stryking is a company that aims to bring collecting to the next level by creating digital sports heirlooms with true ownership, authenticity and scarcity and using the Ethereum blockchain to issue sports collectables based on non-fungible tokens (NFT).
The first auction consists of the Bayern Munich cards, with five different levels of rarity:
The higher the level, the rarer the card, resulting in scarcity and authenticity of each of these digital collectables provided by the Ethereum blockchain.
All 24 team members’ cards are available for the 2019/2020 season, but those in the Christmas special edition are very rare as they will only be produced during these holidays, with only two sets of 24 minted cards.
In the future, the collection of Bayern Munich cards will continue to grow as new levels of rarity are introduced, so these ultra-rare cards could be the most valuable ones.
The cards issued on blockchain and sold as NFTs are nothing new, and indeed they may even become very popular in the future due to the fact that their scarcity and authenticity is guaranteed by the NFTs themselves.
Previously it was not possible to guarantee these characteristics with other technologies, rendering them public and verifiable by everyone. The collector’s item market could go so far as to use NFTs en masse, precisely because there are no alternatives that are equally effective and controllable.