The former NBA star launched his own NFT collection based on different sneaker designs called SP33. Limited to 1000 units, it sold out in just 77 seconds.
Scottie Pippen in addition to being a legend in the NBA, having been a six-time champion, is now also a legend in the NFT field. A few days ago, he announced the launch of his own collection of non-fungible tokens, which started on December 20.
The collection is called SP33 NFTand is based on different sneaker designs. These NFT are 3D animations limited to 1000 units. The collection was developed in collaboration with the company Web3 Orange Cometwhose specialty is the promotion and production of NFTs.
These shoes are unique and can be used in the future, through various metaverses. As mentioned by the company that collaborated with the collection, this is the first approach to the NFT field by the athlete. Its main objective has been to pay homage to Scottie’s passion for sneakers, as well as his interest in Web3.
Each NFT has a mystery box of digital art, which will produce something innovative in the future. Out of the 1,000 NFTs, there will be a few shoppers who will randomly receive one of two benefits that will be distributed among a number of people. Some 33 owners will receive a QR code with a $100 discount for the purchase of physical sneakers in the respective stores, and on the other hand there will be another 33 chosen to receive a pair of physical sneakers autographed by the former NBA star.
In turn, Scottie will invite 2 NFT owners from the collection to play a special round of golf with him. And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be 1 lucky winner who will be selected to have a VIP dinner with him, and a tour of his hometown.
As the company states on its official website, the collection celebrates Scottie’s career from his early days to his golden moments with the Chicago Bulls. The company goes on to state that this is made possible by Orange Comet’s virtual lens, with diverse worlds where digital and physical notebooks are drawn from 3 different and unique classes: Modern Day, Futurist and Transcendent.
The official launch of the collection was on December 20, with a starting price of 0.20 ETH. The 1000 NFT sold out in just 77 seconds, and currently the minimum price of the tokens is around 0.32 ETH on the marketplace. OpenSea.
Scottie said that lately he has been intrigued by the Web3 and NFT field, so he decided to get into and do something related to the basketball shoe field. He was also excited to bring his fans a new way to be a part of his life, his career and his passion for sneakers.
For his part, Orange Comet CEO and co-founder Dave Broome said that after a fantastic year for the company, having sold Scottie’s NFT collection in such a rapid manner, he has managed to break the record of Anthony Hopkins and close the year 2022 in the best possible way.
As we can see, everything revolves around the number 33. And that number has been the one that identified Scottie in his Chicago Bulls jerseys, being the fourth number to be retired by the team. On the other hand, the collection bears the name SP33, in addition to benefiting 33 holders of a NFT to grant a QR code with the $100 discount, and another 33 who will receive a pair of physical sneakers.
Along with each pair of sneakers, there is an OC Designer Mystery Box, which will be a work of art in itself. In addition, these boxes will provide something very special in the future for those people who decide to wear them.
This collection is developed under the ERC-721 format, so it is on the Ethereum blockchain. One of the relevant details when ensuring the randomness of the addresses selected for the different benefits is that it uses technology Chain Link VRF to ensure the greatest transparency and security in such selection.
Scottie Pippen has been an undisputed star in the world of basketball. In his sports history he won 6 NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, and also 2 Olympic gold medals with the U.S. national team.
He was named one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Scottie was declared a legend in 20210 when he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Written by Luciano Garriga (TW:@luchogarriga) for NFT Express