Tiger Woods becomes latest athlete to release NFTs originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The digital currency craze continues to make its way into the sports world.
Tiger Woods is releasing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through Autograph, a company co-founded by Tom Brady in a collaboration with Upper Deck. Woods has been added to the Autograph advisory board alongside Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Derek Jeter, Wayne Gretzky and Tony Hawk. Each athlete on the advisory board has or will soon have NFTs.
The "premier" edition of Woods' NFTs was released Tuesday through the Autograph and DraftKings marketplace. A digitally autographed version of Woods' NFTs will release on Sept. 28.
"The intersection of sports and technology is such an interesting space to me, and I'm thrilled to partner with Autograph as they lead the charge by ushering a new era of digital collecting," Woods said in a statement. "It's been an honor to join their advisory board among so many iconic athletes, and I'm looking forward to bringing fans closer to my memorable sports moments at an accessible price, and to the game I respect so much."
What is an NFT?
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital items that appear only online and cannot be duplicated. The owners of a specific NFT possess the only one in the world, though it is solely virtual. Trading cards, video highlights and digital artwork are popular NFTs. Autograph, led by Brady and other athletes, is attempting to capitalize on the rising interest in NFTs by offering sports-related items.
Where can I buy Tiger Woods NFTs?
Woods and all other Autograph athletes sell their NFTs on DraftKings Marketplace right here. The first collection of Woods NFTs offers 10,000 digital pictures of Woods ranging in price from $12 to $100, and those are for sale now. Only 300 NFTs with a digital version of Woods' signature will be available, with a price range from $250 to $1,500.