The Super Bowl winner is one of several public figures embarking on a hot digital trend.
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After a Super Bowl victory with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rob Gronkowski launched his own NFT (Non-fungible Token) "Championship Series" collection in collaboration with artist Black Madre.
On Thursday, the soccer player announced in a press release that he would like to share some of his favorite Super Bowl moments with fans.
Most notably, Gronkowski won all four of his Super Bowls with his teammate and the great Tom Brady. The pair won Super Bowls XLIX, LI, and LIII as members of the New England Patriots. They also won the Super Bowl LV in February after teaming up with the Buccaneers.
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"With the rapid success of NFTs on various platforms such as NBA Topshop and Opensea, I wanted to take the business into my own hands and be the first professional athlete to launch my own NFT collection," Gronkowski said in a statement. "Now fans can get some of the action and share those iconic Super Bowl moments with me in this brand new digital format with my Championship Series NFT."
Gronkowski is reportedly the first US professional athlete to commission, own, and sell his own NFT series. Each of the five cards in the series – which consists of hand-drawn art – has been certified and generated on the Ethereum blockchain. Four of the cards celebrate each of Gronkowski's Super Bowl victories, while the last card commemorates all four championships.
The cards are currently available on GRONKNFT.com. The auction ends today at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Gronkowski joins a growing list of public figures who have shown interest in NFTs. Last week, for example, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey put his very first tweet up for auction.