Bernie Sanders has released its latest NFT collections today, which include winter gloves as the subject of their promotional line.
The collections called “GPK Bernventures” are digital packages containing two immutable tokens published on the WAX blockchain. The card drawings are in the style of Topps’ long-running Garbage Pail Kids series, first released in 1985.
2021's MEGA-meme machine hits the blockchain! Travel the globe and beyond with our favorite mitten-touting Garbage Pail Kid! Collect hilarious original art & motion sketch collectibles featuring the lovable, stoic Bernie! @GeePeeKay @WAX_io
— Topps Digital (@ToppsDigital) January 27, 2021
What’s in the series?
The series includes 18 unique depictions of Senator Sanders’ now famous Opening Day pose – put together in a mask and winter-weather outfits – and captures ideas forever thanks to the immutability of blockchain technology.
In the series, Sanders poses with a series of hilarious situations, such as living underwater or surviving a Mars invasion.
.@GeePeeKay Bernventures secured? ✅ Time to “Feel the Bern!” Trade-in or “bern” dupes or higher card count collectibles for a chance to earn rare Mitten cards! More you bern, more you climb the leaderboard! Program ends 1/31!
More: https://t.co/jKBeb08N7Y @WAX_io @eosiodetroit pic.twitter.com/z2lxQxmTSQ
— Topps Digital (@ToppsDigital) January 26, 2021
After NFT packages are “opened” by performing a transaction on the WAX blockchain, the package itself is replaced with two randomly generated NFT cards at opening. Cards are assigned one of five increased rarity levels: Base B, Base A, Rare Artist Sketches, Epic Artist Touches, and Legendary Artist Signatures.
NFT holders have the opportunity to “catch” unwanted tokens via the official website. This allows users to destroy NFT in exchange for points that can be exchanged for future releases in the series.
Previous versions of the Garbage Pail Kids line in WAX were sold out within a few hours, and individual NFT cards are regularly sold in secondary markets with an increase of more than $ 1,000.
🤯🔥 GPK S1: Rarity "Base" Mint #1/774 🔥🤯
— Chewnold Schwartzbacca (@Chewnold) July 10, 2020
Topps, trading cards since the 1950s, has over the years made deals with Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and WWE, as well as most major American sports leagues. He also owns a significant amount of intellectual property relating to popular collectibles. According to the management of the company’s digital arm, these attributes make Topps the prime candidate to grow NFT collections in the mainstream view.
— Tobin Lent (@tobinlent) November 19, 2020
Following the success of Topps’ Garbage Pail Kid Series 1 in May 2020 (12,000 packages sold in 28 hours), other companies and artists have begun to note what WAX has to offer NFT creators.
On August 8, 2020, Bad Crypto podcast co-hosts Joel Comm and Travis Wright launched their Blockchain Heroes collection series on WAX, consisting of NFTs based on real-life crypto industry personalities. Later that month, Star Trek captain William Shatner launched his own NFT series as a way to share memories from his life and career as a player, selling the entire 10,000 packs within 10 minutes.