• Star Willie Mays will take the funds from the NFT auction for charity.
• John Costacos is behind Mays’ NFT auction.
The NFT trade recently received a new player, Willie Mays, a baseball star who debuted in the 1950s with the San Francisco Giants. The Costacos agency had the honor of publishing Mays’ first NFT collection as part of his 90th birthday.
Virtual auctions at NFTs have gained fame for the priceless pieces found in them, from musicians, artists, and athletes. Costacos publicly opened the auction “The Making of a Giant” available on the Nifty Gateway website.
Willie Mays NFT Auction
Willie Mays is undoubtedly one of the most recognized athletes in history for his legacy with the San Francisco Giants. Today with 90 years, Mays feels more alive than ever, so he is encouraged to explore virtual auctions. The baseball player is likely to be drawn to the NFTs because of MLB’s contributions in previous months.
According to the agency that managed the non-fungible pieces, this collection will show the athlete’s career from when he marked a milestone as a rookie in ’51 until he played for the North American black team. Behind the auction is John Costacos, who has dedicated his experience in virtual auctions to support athletes who want to develop their own NFTs.
With this announcement, Willie Mays says that all the money won in the auction will help the NGO Say Hey. This organization seeks to create the largest number of sports academies for children in the State of Alabama.
Another portion of the money will be used to restore the Rickwood Fiel field in Birmingham in Alabama. The stadium has great sentimental value for Mays because he was part of the Black Barons team in that arena. The former athlete focuses on Alabama because the state saw him grow as a person and athlete.
The Making of a Giant NFT
The Willie Mays NFT auction opened this Sunday, October 24, with the name of “The Making of a Giant,” which is like a tribute to the athlete. Although there is no indication of how many pieces will be auctioned and their purchase value, the agency that promotes it suggests it will be an interesting auction.
Willie Mays joins the great wave of NFT adoptions that stars like Snoop Dogg have taken advantage of since its inception. According to Mays, when he was told about the NFTs, he had no idea what they were or how to give money to his sports organizations in Alabama. But with some help, the former athlete understood that NFT trading is an option considering that many people are interested in these auctions.
Mays’ NFT auction could be a success due to the many fans the athlete has.