Derek Jeter and Ted Williams, two legends of these storied franchise, take center stage on the WAX Blockchain.
The boys of summer are back. Skrapper Legends is bringing two more baseball legends to the WAX blockchain: center fielder Ted Williams and shortstop Derek Jeter. The duo will appear as Series Two of the collaboration between contemporary artist William Quigley, partner Seth Lamburn (aka SkrapperPunk) and WAX — just in time to celebrate Jeter’s official induction into the Hall of Fame on September 8th!
Quigley is an influential artist who sold out his first show in 1985 right out of college, alongside icon Andy Warhol and since displayed his work in some of the most respected art galleries in the world, including Manny Silverman Gallery, Karl Hutter Fine Art, Keyes Gallery, AB NY Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Miro Foundation, Art Basel, MOCA LA and Art Chicago.
In collaboration with Lamburn, the Skrapper Legends Series NFT collection combines Quigley’s passion for famous athletes, fine art and crypto to celebrate the legendary athletes who’ve stolen countless bases and America’s imagination.
Icons old and new
On September 14, 2021 at 1 pm EST fans will have the opportunity to purchase Skrapper Legend’s Series 2 NFT packs on the WAX Blockchain to receive artistically reimagined renditions of Hall of Famers Williams and Jeter.
These home-run hitting collectibles will be available in five rarities:
- Common (76.10% CHANCE) — 1000 cards total
- Epic (15.22% CHANCE) — 200 cards total
- Golden Epic (7.61% CHANCE) — 100 cards total
- Legendary (0.76% CHANCE) — 10 cards total
- Super Legendary (0.30% CHANCE) — 4 cards total
There are 1,314 NFTs total. Each pack will be sold for $100 and will contain a single (1) NFT with the potential of receiving one of two priceless Super Legendary NFTs.
Quigley’s works have been appraised for millions of dollars and are owned by superstar athletes, celebrities and politicians. Some collectors have been supporting Quigley’s art for years — like oncologist Dr. Ken and son Karl Tokita, retired CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald Phil Marber, Henry S. McNeil, Giel and Diane Milner (owning over 35 works), Pete Francis, of the band Dispatch, Shaquille O’Neal, Yandex founder John and Johanna Boynton, philanthropist Gregory Brown and owner of Electric Lady Studios Keith Stoltz (over 15 works). In 2015, entrepreneur Alexander Zweig purchased 13 works off Instagram in a single day through the introduction of collectors Senter Johnson and Brian Sullivan, who are now producing a documentary on the artist’s illustrious career.
In 2013, Quigley’s unique take on his 2006 portrait of Donald Trump sold for $70,000 to President Trump and is now valued at more than $1.3 million. Another contemporary masterpiece, based on a 1973 Avengers Marvel comic book cover, was created for actor Robert Downy Jr. and was commissioned for $50,000 by fellow star Chris Evans (recently valued at just shy of $1 million). Currently, Quigley is painting a $100,000 commission of Jimi Hendrix for Electric Lady Studio in NYC.
How to Buy
Starting September 14 at 1 pm EST you can buy your NFTs by clicking here and begin unboxing your collectibles at 4 pm EST the same day. The Babe Ruth Series 1 sold out fast — we expect the Williams and Jeter collection will too!
As a collector, you’ll have the option to hold or trade your unopened packs and individual cards on the secondary marketplace.
Remember, there’s no rush to open your packs — all NFTs sold on WAX are pre-minted. Your odds of receiving a low mint number are the same regardless of when the pack was originally purchased.
Purchasing NFTs on WAX and its associated marketplaces ensures a green future for the blockchain. Officially certified as carbon-neutral, WAX provides fans with the collectibles they desire, while offering the chance for partners and artists to flourish and supply valuable treasures for years to come. Visit https://on.wax.io/CO2/ for more info.
Join together as a community to remember, honor and celebrate Derek Jeter and Ted Williams in this breathtaking artwork from William Quigley in the Skrapper Legends NFT collection on WAX.
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