Eli Manning expanding his reach off the field
With the fact that we’re in the year 2021, digital art is becoming more and more popular. So much so that former New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning and his brother Peyton are now getting in on the action.
The former greats are launching their own eight-piece nonfungible token (NFT) collection this coming week.
“The Manning Legacy Collection” will be revealed on April 16 and will feature Eli’s famous pass to David Tyree in Super Bowl XLII and Peyton’s “Omaha” audible, wrote Sportico.
Eli had some fun with the announcement with some tweets showing off his “artwork” and comparing it to Peyton’s.
The good news is that the “artwork” that Eli posted on Twitter aren’t the pieces that are being sold. Instead, visionary artist Joseph Ari Aloi, also known as JK5, will be digitized and minted as NFT’s and of course auctioned off.
“For our collection, we wanted to curate one-of-a-kind fine artwork for the NFT community,” Peyton said in a press release. “Collaborating with JK5, Micah Johnson and their teams gave us the opportunity to handcraft each individual piece so that they are truly unique to us and elevate the creative for the growing collectors base.”
“We see the future of NFTs as collectibles and their staying power for years to come,” Eli added. “We are excited to be entering the space to not only give fans exclusive artwork but also utilize proceeds to help causes close to our hearts.”
The great news is that Eli and Peyton’s charities Tackle Kids Cancer and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent will each benefit from the auction.
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