Topps is a company that needs no introduction. A household name throughout multiple generations, they are one of the most well known collectable companies in the world. They have teamed up with our favourite Blockchain, Avalanche.
Originally founded in 1938, they are famous for producing the iconic baseball cards that we all know and love from our childhood.
In 2012, Topps started to distribute Topps Digital cards, bringing the tried and tested business model into the future. Nearly a decade later, a follow up to Topps Digital was established when Topps finally broke into the NFT space by partnering with Avalanche. This move was well-received by collectors and enthusiasts globally.
— Topps NFTs (@ToppsNFTs) May 19, 2021
Avalanche being chosen as the official blockchain makes complete sense when you look a little deeper into its recent activity. The Avalanche ecosystem has swelled since its ICO in September 2020, up over 2800% from initial $5 to $80 (at the time of writing), with an all-time high of $144.96 recorded recently in November 2021. Topps describes Avalanche as “fast, low cost, and eco-friendly” adding that “the site removes the need for special wallets or token apps and provides a single location to buy, sell and explore officially licensed Topps NFT (non-fungible token) collections.”
Topps NFTs use the infrastructure of the Avalanche Blockchain to create a neutral and permanent record of Topps NFT creation and ownership. You can mint and distribute NFTs directly through the Topps marketplace and can also trace your unique account via Snowtrace, as well as view your NFTs in My Collection. My collection NFTs are grouped in sets, allowing you to track your set completion as well as view your assets. Every set is created by Topps and sold in limited numbers of packs, allowing an unprecedented rarity snapshot for collectors, who previously had to rely on guesswork and insider knowledge to determine statistics.
The future is certainly bright, make sure to follow ToppsNFT on Twitter for more updates now
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