Kylian Mbappé is making the counters go crazy even in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). On the blockchain game Sorare, his unique card was sold at auction for 153 ETH, or about € 416,000. A nice price that reflects the craze around NFTs, but also the player he represents.
Sorare, the soccer version Web3
Sorare is a soccer video game launched in 2019 by two French developers. It is based on the Ethereum blockchain, and thanks to the non-fungible token technology, players own a card that cannot be duplicated or transferred to another player.
For each player in the game, 1,111 cards are issued as NFTs each season. They are classified by category: the most common ones are present in the game in 1000 copies, the rare ones in 100 copies, the super rare ones in 10 copies. And the unique ones, in one copy. That’s why the auctions for unique cards can quickly reach huge amounts.
Recently, it is the unique card of Kylian Mbappé on the game NFT Sorare that was sold at auction. The player had posted a short video on his Instagram account a few days ago at the beginning of the sale to prevent the auction.
These ended last night, and it was the user “TeamBambi” who got the grail for 153 ETH, or about 416,000€. A nice price that confers the exclusive NFT card of the 2021/2022 season of the world champion to its holder.
Kylian Mbappé behind Erling Haaland, but ahead of Ronaldo
While the price may seem crazy, other footballer cards have sold for much more. This is especially true for the Norwegian Erling Haaland, current striker of the German club Dortmund, whose card sold for more than 680,000 dollars, or more than 600,000 € last February. On the game, it was the equivalent of 265 ETH. But it’s important to note that the auction winner has been trying to resell his card ever since without finding a buyer.
Many players wanted to see the card of the world champion Mbappé sell for more than the card of the Norwegian international. But unfortunately for them, this is not the case.
Small comfort: the price of Kylian Mbappé’s cards has risen sharply since last season his card was sold for “only” 54,000€. And last season, Ronaldo’s single card sold for $290,000. So Kylian Mbappé is ahead of Ronaldo, on Sorare at least. Is this a profitable investment? The future will tell us.