The American company that produces Bazooka chewing gum, candy and collectibles, Topps Company, Inc., has announced the launch of the second 2021 series of the Topps Baseball NFT collection. Topps’ latest non-fungible token products follow the company’s MLB Inception NFT collection release. Collectibles company Topps says this is the biggest MLB NFT launch ever for the company.
Topps Launches Series 2 MLB NFT Collection
In late August, collectibles company Topps released the first set of its 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) NFT collection called “Inception.” A month later, in October, Topps introduced the second round of NFT MLB collectibles via the Avalanche blockchain protocol. The new NFTs are based on the out-of-print Topps Series 2 Baseball 2021 physical product and can be obtained through toppsnfts.com.
Topps Series 2 Baseball NFT 2021 Collection standard and premium packs began selling on October 4, and NFT collectibles contain card rarities ranging from Common to Legendary. Tobin Lent, vice president and global general manager of Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment, explained that the MLB NFT series is suitable for both NFT veterans and newcomers.
“Our Topps MLB NFT products have created a fun and easy-to-use collecting experience for those who have collected NFTs before as well as those looking to make their first purchase,” Lent said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News. . The Topps executive added:
Baseball Series 2 provides a yearly look at many of the twists and turns of an MLB season and this release offers collectors a chance to collect those memorable moments in a unique new way.
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According to web portal toppsnfts.com, a standard pack of NFT baseball cards costs $15 per pack and they come with eight cards per pack. 25,000 packs have been released and the chance of getting a rarity card is 16.64%.
The chance of getting a super rare card is 14.23%, and the chance of getting a Legendary Series NFT card is much lower at 0.04%. A standard pack buyer, however, is guaranteed to get at least one rare card. Premium packs are much more expensive at $150 per pack, but legendary odds are higher.
The chance of getting a legendary card in a premium pack is 0.88% while the chance of getting an epic NFT card is around 30.50%. Three epic NFT cards are guaranteed and the NFT All-Star and 70th Anniversary Platinum Facsimile Signatures cards are exclusive to premium pack buyers.
In August, Topps MLB Inception NFT 2021 debut collection sold out in just 96 minutes and with over 22,000 unique buyers during the sale. Topps says the hottest secondary sales from the Inception Collection include 1 of 3 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Legendary Letter Booklets and 1 of 23 Epic Juan Soto Red Rookie and Future Phenoms Facsimile Signature NFT Trading Cards.
So far, in terms of Major League Baseball NFT cards and packs, Topps has cornered the market. Meanwhile, NBA Top Shot introduced non-fungible collectibles related to NBA players and their greatest moments. However, in 2026, Topps will lose its partnership with MLB as the league signed a deal with sportswear manufacturer Fanatics. It’s entirely possible that Fanatics could resume MLB NFT play from then on.
MLB also partnered with Candy Digital and the platform released MLB-branded NFTs as a 1-on-1 Lou Gehrig token. Additionally, the Los Angeles Dodgers released an NFT version of the club’s 2020 World Series ring. In fact, Fanatics has deep roots with startup Candy Digital, as the company’s founders include billionaire investor Michael Novogratz, digital media entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, and Fanatics chairman Michael Rubin.
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