Arguably the worlds greatest sports photographer, Walter Looss Jr has partnered with MakersPlace to turn classic moments in our collective sports echelon into Non-Fungible Tokens.
Announced as the GOATS collection (Greatest of all time) Looss will release 10 of his most iconic images that include the likes of Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Mohammad Ali, Michael Jordan, and More.
According to MakersPlace and Looss Jr
The Jordan is a deep cut in the catalog. One of Walter’s favorites but less known. It has had very limited print runs. All of this is why Walter chose it as his debut 1 of 1 NFT. The Montana, Tiger, Gretzky, Griffey, and Ali are some of Walter’s most iconic works, featured prominently in his documentary that just was released.
While they have seen the light of day across multiple media entities, there have been no official edition print runs of Phelps, Michelle, Kelly Slater, Martina shots making these official NFTs unique in the market.
Michael Jordan NFT (Detroit 1987)
The Michael Jordan NFT is a 1/1 Edition that will be auctioned only. After the reserve price is met, the auction will go on for 24 hours. Additionally, the Owner will receive an 8×10 Signed physical print in addition to the NFT.
Walter Looss Jr Open Editions
The Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky NFTs will be 15 minute Open Edition Auctions, each at $3,999. Collectors that buy 3 or more will also receive a Signed Print.
Finally, the Kelly Slater, Martina Navratilova, Ken Griffey Jr, Michelle Kwan, and Michael Phelps NFTs will be fixed editions ranging from $999 to $1,999 with limits between 10-20.
10% of Total Sale Proceeds will be distributed equally amongst the following charities:
Make A Wish
Women’s Sports Foundation
Michael Phelps Foundation
Color of Change Racial justice
You can learn more about Walter Looss Jr here