This nostalgic old photo could soon be worth a fortune. Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg unveiled one of his old Minor League Baseball membership cards. Above, the small 8-year-old who will become a billionaire proudly holds his bat in a cap that is a little too big. Bonus point for nostalgia: his signature in square handwritten letters adorns the lower right corner of the card.
What the young player did not yet know when he was photographed is that one day he will turn into … an NFT. Because, yes, even if Mark likes to make fun of social networks, you can’t fool us: this memory is not exposed by chance, on a whim after an impromptu cardboard unpacking. In fact, as BuzzFeed explains, Zuckerberg is taking the opportunity to promote Instagram’s new NFT sharing feature.
“In honor of expanding our NFT digital collection to another 100 countries on Instagram and launching new integrations with Coinbase and Dapper, I am sharing this future NFT, an old Little League baseball card that someone recently found and sent me. …” says Mark.
At the time, a young Yankees fan gave his card to his vacation monitor, who kept it carefully. Good intuition, since today he is selling the physical card at auction, and its digital version on the blockchain. The functionality to expose NFTs on Instagram was introduced by Meta on May 10th.
When it launched it was only available in the US, it is now available in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas. This allows you to connect your digital wallet (Rainbow, MetaMask, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet and Dapper Wallet) to Instagram.
Once published, NFT will automatically display the creators and collectors tag. It currently supports Ethereum, Polygon and Flow.
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