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Few companies have the rich history that Strat-O-Matic and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) have with baseball. Now the two have partnered together to make their connection with the sport even stronger.
Today the two cultural institutions announced plans for a February 2023 release of an NFT collection honoring Hall of Fame Negro Leagues players.
“The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is proud to continue its amazing partnership with Strat-O-Matic, which has long been a supporter of the museum and Negro Leagues history,” said Bob Kendrick, NLBM President, in a statement. “The NFT offerings are a creative new way to help fans and collectors celebrate the greatness of these legendary players while supporting our mission.”
The two are partnering with NFT solution provider Fanaply to honor these legendary players through the release of the digital collectibles.
“The Negro Leagues had a profound impact on the advancement of American civil rights and culture.” said Adam Richman, Strat-O-Matic C.E.O. “These NFTs will preserve this legacy and celebrate these players, who need to have their stories and contributions to history preserved for future generations.”
Per the release:
“Each NFT will feature a short audio commentary on each player’s legacy, contribution to baseball and their lasting impact. A photo montage of many never-before-seen images related to each player will accompany the voiceover. In addition, Fanaply is creating an exclusive, NFT-powered at-bat simulation using Strat-O-Matic’s proprietary statistical game engine. This will allow NFT owners to simulate at-bats of each player against figures from throughout baseball history. Players to be included in the initial set will be announced at a later date.”
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