On Friday, Mahomes joined The Exchange on CNBC to discuss "The Museum of Mahomes" and the future of sports memorabilia.
“I’m looking to break boundaries and make history on and off the field,” Mahomes said on CNBC. “That’s the great thing about being an athlete these days, you have so many outlets and opportunities to expand your brand and make an impact.”
Announced in a press release from Steinberg Sports, Mahomes' "digital sports memorabilia online auction" will take place on MakersPlace, launching Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
In addition to a unique way to put a new form of memorabilia into the sports world, this particular venture will also benefit Mahomes' charity, 15 and the Mahomies.
A portion of funds from the auction will be used to complete the 15 and the Mahomies’ all-inclusive play site project in Martin Luther King, Jr. Square Park in Kansas City, Mo. Mahomes will also donate to 40 Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Kansas and Missouri.
“I’m excited about this unique and innovative way to connect with fans,” said Mahomes. “To be able to support 15 and the Mahomies and Boys and Girls Clubs makes the opportunity even better.”
“We are excited to host Patrick and his one-of-a-kind digital memorabilia on our platform,” MakersPlace CEO Daniel Chu said in the press release. “He has blazed trails on and off the field throughout his career and is now making history in the NFT space.”
The NFT auction will offer "new, authenticated digital sports memorabilia that will be available exclusively through the online auction," designed by UK-based team Impossible Brief along with Sean Treacy and William Savas, two NFT producers.
“Patrick Mahomes is the first superstar athlete to position himself in the NFT space,” Treacy said via the press release. “His attention to detail and innovation is unmatched. I think the community will immediately recognize the unique and specialized digital memorabilia that our design team has created.”
The limited edition collectibles feature two separate art pieces: a jewel encrusted helmet and a jewel encrusted football. Fifty of each will be minted with a price of $15,000.
The open edition collectibles feature three digital pieces of art that memorialize significant moments in Mahomes’ life and career. The bronze art piece is $2,500, the silver art piece is $5,000 and gold art piece is $7,500.
The final, one-of-a-kind mystery piece will be announced the day of the auction. Five signed helmets and five signed jerseys will also be given away to ten randomly selected winners who participate in the sale.
March 17 Update: The Museum of Mahomes launches today, including this first look at The Crown and Hail Mary, two pieces of physical memorabilia, which will go to "owners of the final editions of each multi-edition owner, as well as four raffle winners."
Images courtesy of The Impossible Brief.