New Major League Baseball NFT Collection is Coming
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New Major League Baseball NFT Collection is Coming

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Trading card giant Topps announced that a new collection of baseball trading cards will debut on the new Avalanche blockchain.

New Major League Baseball NFT Collection is Coming


Major League Baseball’s new NFT collection launches next week on a new blockchain.

Leading trading card manufacturer Topps announced that a digital collectable line of non-fungible tokens based on its 2021 Topps Inception baseball card collection will be available on Sept. 9.

The Inception NFTs will include “iconic Topps card designs, motion animations, facsimile signatures and digital relic content that showcases MLB rookies, emerging stars, veteran mainstays and more,” the company said in an Aug. 31 release.
While its first NFT collection was released on the WAX blockchain, the 2021 line will be available on, which is a blockchain platform built on the Avalanche blockchain.

“This Topps NFT product comes at a time when so many talented young players are emerging in baseball and provides collectors with a new way to connect with them as their careers take shape,” said Evan Kaplan, managing director of MLB Players, Inc., the major league players association. “This is an opportunity for fans to own a piece of collectible baseball history.”

MLB Player and Major League Baseball partnered with Topps on the Inception physical and NFT lines.

The MLB is still far behind the National Basketball Association, which has had huge success with its NBA Top Shots line of NFTs, created in association with CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs. These have sold and resold nine million times, bringing in a total of $700 million, according to CryptoSlam.

The Avalanche Era 

Calling Avalanche “a fast, low cost, and eco-friendly public blockchain,” Topps said its new DApp “removes the need for special wallets or token apps and provides a single location to buy, sell and explore officially licensed Topps NFT collections.”

Tobin Lent, VP & global general manager of Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment, added: 

“Our vision is to create a fun, easy-to-use collecting experience on the Blockchain that appeals to all fans whether they have experience with NFTs or not.”

Calling the release a symbol of the growth of a “new era of Topps digital collecting,” he said:

“It’s an extension of the vision we’ve had for digital collectibles in our mobile apps since 2012.”

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