World-renowned artist William Quigley and his partner Seth Lamburn, aka SkrapperPunk, have collaborated with the Worldwide Asset eXchange (“WAX”) to bring the legendary baseball phenom Babe Ruth back to life in the emotion-evoking NFT collection “Skrapper Legends.” According to the update, the limited collection features 714 NFT packs that interpret the famed 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo “The Babe Bows Out” through the lens of contemporary art. The official NFT artwork was rendered from a detail of “Baseball,” a larger painting commissioned in 1998 by LA-based sports memorabilia dealer Dave Levin of GFG. The deal struck by the duo saw Quigley remaster the work for $18,000 in trading cards. “WAX is proud to partner with William Quigley to further celebrate and solidify Babe Ruth’s legacy,” said William E. Quigley, co-founder of WAX. “By immortalizing this unforgettable moment in sports history, it brings together three powerhouses that are so relevant to today — crypto, art and sports for an unforgettable NFT experience.”
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About Worldwide Asset eXchange(TM) (“WAX”)
WAX, aka the King of NFTs, is the world’s top blockchain as measured by both the number of users and by the number of transactions, according to Dappradar.com. WAX is also the leading entertainment NFT network. In 2018, WAX introduced vIRLs(R), giving consumer product companies the ability to directly link NFTs to physical consumer products. Co-founded in 2017 by William E. Quigley and Jonathan Yantis, WAX delivers the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell and trade virtual items and physical products (NFTs and vIRLs) to anyone, anywhere in the world. WAX has facilitated the trade of more than 100 million digital collectables including Major League Baseball (via Topps MLB collectibles), Capcom’s “Street Fighter,” and world-renowned entertainers Deadmau5 and Weezer. For more information, please visit www.WAX.io.
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