© Reuters New York Knicks Drop ‘New York Forever’ NFT Collection on Coinbase
The New York Knickerbockers, the NBA team for the city that never sleeps and one of the world’s most established franchises, is set to launch a new project that will pay tribute to the Mecca of basketball, culture and innovation. “The Knicks” introduced fans to the “New York Forever” NFT group, in collaboration with a strong roster of local artists. The NFT set will consist of only 9 NFTs, and will come with a bunch of real-world perks.
New York Forever This Tuesday, 10/25nyknicks 1st Ever NFT Drop pic.twitter.com/xbLD8qb9q8
– Efdot (@EfdotStudio) October 21, 2022
9 New York Knicks NFTs in 24 Hours
The initial sale of the all-new set of NFTs will take place on October 25, 2022. Instead of being released on the open market, the New York Forever NFTs will be sold as part of a 24-hour auction split into three sets, starting at 7 PM UTC. Meanwhile, one of the artists working on the project, Andre Vandenburg, shared his NFT preview, titled “KnicksVerse,” on Twitter.
Excited to share this NFT collaboration with @nyknicks &coinbase in partnership with squarespace. “KnicksVerse” is a celebration of everything I love about New York City: basketball, music, and culture. Head over to Coinbase (NASDAQ 🙂 NFT to see all the “New York Forever” collections. pic.twitter.com/MbGT5zGrTq
– Andre Vandenburg (@Drevangough) October 24, 2022
Sales of the second and third batches are scheduled to follow quickly thereafter, at 8 PM UTC and 9 PM UTC respectively. The collection includes the work of local digital artist “Freehand Profit”, who is also working on the Web 3.0 FREEverse project. Of course, New York Forever’s digital art NFTs make representations of New York’s top tourist spots, such as “The Statue of liBEARty” NFT, offered by the same free-for-profit as part of the “Bear Market Special”.
I am proud to announce that I have created 1/1 NFT for the NYKNICKS “New York Forever” group! “Statue of LiBEARty” is the first pieceTHE_FREEVERSE available on ETH! October. 25, 3 p.m., ET9 token, 24 hours. Auction: https://t.co/UHD050bR8y pic.twitter.com/A5nhy4g9D5
Freehandprofit October 21, 2022
NFT tickets to celebrate the new NBA season
Furthermore, each winner of the three auctions will receive realistic perks, such as Madison Square Garden tickets for the 2022-2023 NBA season, which is just beginning. With the Knicks losing a championship title over the past 49 years, the support the group is generating may be sorely needed. Furthermore, Coinbase plans to host a “Knicks Kicks & Cocktails Gala Party” in New York in February 2023, where guests can bring a “plus one.”
Ultimately, the unveiling of the NFT Group from New York Knickerbockers comes on the heels of a similar NFT project recently launched by the Chicago Bulls. In this respect, the New York Forever NFT Group stands out by the physical perks it offers and the two-dimensional aspect it has taken. Madison Square Garden’s rich history dates back to 1879, and now there’s a real chance for NFT fans of the arts to get a seat at The Garden by celebrating the new NBA season with a digital art purchase.
on the flip side
- Despite claims that this will be the first-ever NFT set from the The Knicks franchise, that’s not entirely the case.
- The New York Knicks previously released the NFT commemorative kit in celebration of a rare playoff appearance in the ’20-21′ season.
Why should you care
Collaborative art projects such as New York Forever add social value and financial benefit to NFTs.
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