Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are entering the wide world of NFTs.
Per Sportico, the duo will be joined by other top female athletes, including No. 1 WNBA draft pick Charli Collier and No. 3 pick Aari McDonald, all of whom are represented by Wasserman sports agency.
The series of one-of-a-kind digital trading cards will be designed in collaboration with Los Angeles- based artist Lauren Nipper and released to the public on May 10.
Rapinoe tells Sportico that the project is an opportunity for female athletes to exercise “true ownership” and “authentic creativity.”
Rapinoe and co. are not alone. USWNT teammates Christen Press and Tobin Heath jumped on the NFT game early, releasing their own digitized tokens through re–inc earlier this month.
I’m an NFT 🤓https://t.co/BgrhnaB0xx pic.twitter.com/ealOQDC2M3— Christen Press (@ChristenPress) April 15, 2021
I’m an NFT 🤓https://t.co/BgrhnaB0xx pic.twitter.com/ealOQDC2M3
This latest group of athlete NFTs will be sold as individual digital collectibles, available for purchase online next month.
Other athletes involved in the series include Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, skateboarder Mariah Duran and Paralympian Scout Bassett, with additional female athletes to be announced prior to the May release.