The automated NFT platform Legacy League opens its marketplace to all athletes in every sport, and at every school.
Legacy League’s marketplace enables athletes to mint an NFT collection for free. The athletes can then earn revenue on sales of the products. The marketplace enables fans to buy and sell the digital collectibles securely and without a crypto account. So far, the company has created collections for athletes from over 60 different NCAA Division I schools, 16 sports, 29 conferences.
Legacy League CEO and co-founder Stuart Bush says the company’s goal is to give all college athletes an easy way to monetize their name, image, and likeness without using agents or paying licensing fees:
“Legacy League ensures that athletes are the prime recipients of this new digital opportunity to keep a bigger share of their NFT sales, and leverage their NIL to create a brand for themselves.”
Legacy League is celebrating its launch with the release of an NFT collection for black female gymnasts that features Auburn’s Derrian Gobourne and several other athletes. Gobourne was the 2019 National Champion on vault. The gymnastics series is called “Black Girl Magic.” The collection offers a special “VIP Pass” that fans can purchase for $100. The pass gives buyers early purchase opportunities for experiences such as meet and greet events, video training sessions, and video calls with the athletes. Other student-athletes in the “Black Girl Magic” collection include:
- Ananda Brown, Auburn
- Amari Celestine, Missouri
- Aria Brusch, Auburn
- Hannah Joyner, Rutgers
- Sekai Wright, UCLA
- Gabrielle Stephan, Michigan State