Tommy Wilson, a former professional baseball player for the New York Mets, has entered the world of NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) and is excited about the technology dedicated to collectible artwork, and has decided to involve the team.
“I got some of the guys on the team to start dabbling in crypto, and it’s great to see them succeed. The next challenge is to obtain a Metamask and begin minting/collecting NFTs.”
Tommy Wilson and the NFT pastime
Wilson began painting as a hobby a few years ago, which grew into a passion during his quarantine from Covid-19.
Wilson’s baseball card collections are currently available on several NFT marketplaces.
In fact, there are 441 NFTs representing his “own the moment” baseball cards on OpenSea. Among the many, Enter Sandman #3/50 is being auctioned off for a minimum of 10 ETH, which is the equivalent of $37,613 at the time of writing.
Wilson invites his team to join him in the world of NFT.
The former professional baseball player stressed that he serves as a guide for his team in the crypto world.
Not only that, but as a good sportsman, he specifies his next challenge in wanting to also guide them in the creation of a MetaMask wallet account so that they can get started with NFTs in the tweet.
On that note, the well-known hardware wallet Ledger stepped in:
Make sure they get a hardware wallet to secure those NFTs! 😏 https://t.co/Yqeh2CEFYd — Ledger (@Ledger) September 7, 2021 “Make sure they get a hardware wallet to secure those NFTs!”
This is an opportunity for Ledger to emphasize the security of using the MetaMask decentralized wallet with hardware wallets rather than the web.
This happens all the time because, despite being more complicated due to the storage of passwords and private keys, using a Nano Ledger reduces the risk of hacker attacks.
Wilson is not the only one who uses NFTs and MetaMask.
Aside from Wilson’s obvious mention of the MetaMask wallet for accessing NFTs, Gary Vaynerchuk, a well-known crypto influencer, is said to have decided to give away NFTs to anyone with a MetaMask wallet yesterday.
Many NFTs would have been given away by the investor in projects such as Coinbase and Twitter, including Deadheads, collectibles available on OpenSea in 10,000 copies that have come to be traded for 4000 ETH, or nearly 16 million dollars.
In addition, an NFT from the Fame Lady Squad series with a trading value of around $10 million was included in the crypto influencer’s gifts.
MetaMask’s wallet for Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) is becoming increasingly popular in the crypto community. Users in the Philippines, the United States, and Vietnam lead the way, followed by those in the United Kingdom, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Germany, France, Canada, and Spain.