Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is one of the latest athletes to enter the NFT space. Unlike other athletes’ entries into the space however, Owens has no plans on his NFT drops being a one-off thing. He’s in this industry to stay.
Owens and portrait artist Blake Jamieson got together earlier this year and created a plan to enter the NFT market. The result was 81.gallery, a virtual museum showcasing Terrell Owens – inspired NFTs designed by 8 different artists.
“What I’m excited about next with NFTs is kinda just where I can go with it. Where other artists that I brought aboard and collaborated with, where they can can go from it,” Owens told One37PM in an interview.
81.gallery differs from other NFT projects in a few ways. Firstly, there’s an emphasis on collaboration and longevity. With a team of artists, 81.gallery can act as an incubator for the latest in NFT design.
The NFTs offered through the project often differ from the industry standard as well. Each artwork comes in eight editions and a one-of-one print. Physical art, video chats and player memorabilia are all possibilities of additional items the winners of a Terrell Owens NFT may be able to expect.
Some of the gallery’s work is available to purchase at auction on OpenSea.
Owens isn’t the only NFL legend to make a major push at NFTs. Tom Brady recently launched his own NFT platform! Read that story here.