Patrick Mahomes is a highlight machine on the field, and he’s one of it, too. After Rob Gronkowski, Mahomes got $3.4 million in just 20 minutes by selling NFTs once.
The NFT market is growing rapidly and athletes want to jump in on the action. Tom Brady started his own NFT company, Autograph, while other high-profile athletes invest in the market and sell valuable assets for huge profits.
Rob Gronkowski joined that club when he sold $1.8 million worth of NFTs through his trading card auction in 2021. Gronk offered limited edition artwork and also sold a one-of-a-kind piece for approximately $430,000 or 229 Ether.
In less than a week, Gronk sold a collection of NFT trading cards of himself for more than $1.6M and signed a one-year/$10M contract with the Bucs.
— Boardroom (@boardroom) 16 March 2021
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Patrick Mahomes opens ‘The Museum of Mahomes’ and follows Rob Gronkowski in making $3.4 million in just 20 minutes
Perhaps taking inspiration from Rob Gronkowski, Mahomes cashed in on his virtual art gallery. He put up six different pieces of art on the digital art site, MakersPlace, and tried to sell as much as he could in a limited amount of time. Four of these pieces were open editions and were worth anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000.
He then opened the last two limited edition pieces at $15,000 each. 451 open edition pieces sold in 15 minutes for a total of $2 million and 95 limited edition pieces for $1.4 million, bringing the total the income 3.4 million dollars. All purchases were made in about 20 minutes.
The art collection became known as “The Museum of Mahomes.” Mahomes also did not release all of his earnings, as a portion of the earnings were donated to Mahomes’ foundation, 15 and Mahomies, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Missouri.
Patrick Mahomes has a net worth of $40 million and he signed a $503 million extension with the Chiefs, but he’s still looking to make money.
“I’m looking to break boundaries and make history on and off the field,” Mahomes explained. “That’s the beauty of being an athlete these days, you have so many outlets and opportunities to grow your brand and make an impact.”
Patrick Mahomes sells $3.4 million worth of NFTs in 20 minutes tonight.
Six left to sell including a 1/1. Current bid for it is $82K
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) 17 March 2021
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