The NFT collection released by the Italian footballer, Giorgio Chiellini is now available exclusively on Blockasset.
After going live on Blockasset for the first time on July 9, the footballer prepares to lead Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 finals versus England at Wembley Stadium on August 1.
In addition, it is England’s first Euro final since winning the World Cup in 1966, and Italy’s first since 2012.
In accordance with sources, the collection will be a manifestation of the captain’s “gladiatorial spirit.”
A one-of-a-kind NFT, named The Gladiator, which features Chiellini dressed in ancient Roman garb. As an added bonus, the winning bidder for The Gladiator will get the opportunity to meet Chiellini and receive one of his match-worn shirts, which will be signed by the player himself.
Furthermore, they will receive two tickets to witness the captain play, either for Italy or for his home club, Juventus, in the future. At the time of publication, the highest (and only) bid on Blockasset was equal to $965 dollars.
The Leader is also included in the NFT collection, which contains 25 different editions. The Roman Coliseum can be seen in the backdrop as the captain of Italy engages in combat with a gladiator in this artwork. The collection is completed by 100 editions of The Captain and 1,000 editions of The Icon.
Blockasset is the only host of the NFT bidding, and this is true not only for Chiellini’s collection but for all of the NFT bidding. David Trezeguet, a French footballing icon who played for Chiellini’s current club Juventus in the past, is also collaborating with the platform to develop an NFT collection.
Blockasset claims that they have collaborated with Trezeguet in order to provide his followers with a piece of a legendary moment in his career. In particular, it was the goal that gave France the title at the Euro 2000 Championships in France.
NFTs are continuing to inundate the sporting world. Chiellini and Trezeguet are only a couple of the athletes who have collaborated with Blockasset on clothing designs.
Additionally, the relatively new platform and marketplace, which was developed on the Solana platform, will showcase NFT programmes featuring boxing champion Terence Crawford and MMA personalities Darren Till and Leon Edwards, among others.
The platform caters solely to athletes, and it represents one of the most recent developments in the relationship between non-financial institutions and the sports industry.
Other recent announcements in this line include the release of NFT collections by two Washington sports clubs, as reported on July 10 by the Washington Post.
Both the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals of the NHL will release the NFT series in partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, according to the teams’ respective websites.
Even more impressively, they are not the only NHL team to be on board with the NFT initiative this month.
The unveiling of the Las Vegas Golden Knights came shortly after that of the Golden Knights. Their sale of seven one-of-a-kind NFTs came to a close on July 4, according to the company.