Just in time for the first day of the World Series, Skrapper Legends is bringing two more baseball megastars to the WAX Blockchain: Slugger Willie Mays and pitching phenom Sandy Koufax.
The duo will appear in the third NFT series of the collaboration between contemporary artist William Quigley, partner Seth Lamburn (aka SkrapperPunk) and WAX.
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.
The Skrapper Legends Series III NFT collection, “World Series”, combines Quigley’s passion for famous athletes, fine art and crypto to celebrate the legendary athletes who’ve stolen America’s heart and imagination.
The Final Skrapper Legends Series of 2021
On October 26, 2021, at 1 pm ET fans will have the opportunity to purchase Skrapper Legend’s Series III NFT packs on the WAX Blockchain to receive artistically reimagined renditions of Hall of Famers Mays and Koufax.
These home-run hitting collectibles will be available in five (5) rarities:
- Common (66.79% Chance)
551 cards total
- Epic (24.24% Chance)
200 cards total
- Golden Epic (7.27% Chance)
60 cards total
- Legendary (1.21% Chance)
10 cards total
- Super Legendary (0.48% Chance)
4 cards total
“World Series” features 825 NFTs total, representing Willie Mays’ 660 career home runs plus Koufax’s 165 wins.
Each pack will be sold for the equivalent of $100 in WAXP 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
You can purchase your packs with WAXP — please note that credit cards are not supported for this sale.
Skrapper Legends Series I and II sold out quickly — we expect Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax NFTs 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 Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax in this breathtaking digital artwork from William Quigley in the Skrapper Legends NFT III collection on WAX.
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