Politics

Donald Trump unveils NFT’s of himself, sells out in less than a day

A day after unveiling his first NFT collection, former President Donald Trump sold out less than a day after going on sale.

The businessman-turned-politician rolled out the “Trump digital trading cards” in a major Thursday announcement. The $99 NFTs, which Trump describes as “pertaining to my life and career,” digitally represent the former president as an astronaut, race car driver, cowboy and superhero.

“This is Donald Trump, hopefully your favorite president of all time, better than Lincoln, better than Washington,” said Trump in a video unveiling the NFT’s. Buyers of the non-fungible tokens gain ownership of a specific digital copy of the image.

“Each card comes with an automatic chance to win amazing prizes like dinner with me,” the former president says in the promotional video, adding, “I don’t know if that’s an amazing prize, but it’s what we have.”

Some designs are unique, while others exist in editions of up to 20, according to collectTrumpCards.com, the website listing the tokens.

Buying at least 45 NFTs also entitles the holder to a “guaranteed ticket to attend the Gala Dinner with Trump in South Florida,” the site said.

Other prizes on offer include a phone call or Zoom call with Trump, golf outing, and a cocktail hour at Mar-a-Lago and dinner in Miami.

The 45,000 NFTs had sold out by Friday morning, according to the site. At $99 apiece, the proceeds come to $4.46 million. The cards are now being traded on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace, for prices starting at $1,200. The collectibles’ creator, artist Clark Mitchell, will receive 10% of any subsequent sale.

CollectTrumpCards.com notes that the NFTs aren’t connected to Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE 

PHOTO CREDITS: VANGUARDNGR.COM

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