Lionel Messi, one of the most popular faces in the field of international football, has officially launched his "Messiverse'' NFT (non-fungible token) collection.

The Argentine legend has joined forces with Eternity Chain for this cause.

The collection consists of four pieces of art,  which are all authenticated by the FC Barcelona superstar.

Messi Reveals His Messiverse NFT Collection

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after winning the Conmebol 2021 Copa America football tournament final match against Brazil at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 10, 2021. - Argentina won 1-0.

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 10-time La Liga champion said on Instagram that he would be launching his official NFT art collection that will be called "The Messiverse."

"Soccer is like art. It's timeless," Messi said in the short clip.

According to CryptoPotato's press release about "The Messiverse," there are four artworks that would be included in the NFT collection. Here are they:

  • "The King Piece" - This features Messi's illustration centered on its chess theme. It is surrounded by soccer balls.

  • "Worth the Weight." - Messi is likened here to Atlas, a titan in Greek mythology who is known for carrying the celestial heavens. The Argentine footballer is drawn in a golden version with a similar pose. 

  • "Man From the Future" - The football icon is pictured to be a futuristic robot. He has a gleaming pair of eyes in the blue background.

  • The last art piece will be announced on Aug. 20, the release date of "Messiverse."

NFT Artist Behind Messi's NFT Collection

The graphic designer popularly known as "Bosslogic" is the artist behind "The Messiverse" NFT collection. The Australian illustrator is famous across many social media platforms due to his contributions to other animation companies, like Disney and Marvel.

"The Messiverse'' line-up is not the first NFT that Lionel Messi will launch.

Before that, the six-time Ballon D'Or honoree was also featured in the Copa America NFT in July. It was the time when Argentina defeated Brazil, according to Coindesk.

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Other Sports-related NFTs 

Back in April, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback star, Tom Brady has officially entered the NFT bandwagon following the launch of the "Autograph." He has collaborated with many co-athletes and artists to launch the digital NFT collectibles for various industries.

The firm also features a unique set of digital arts that fans and players would love.

Together with the company CEO, Dillon Rosenblatt, Brady was assigned as the chairman, while some "Autograph" advisers came from the biggest tech and entertainment giants. 

In March, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and his co-sports entrepreneur, Jason Falovitch, invested in an NFT platform in Instagram called Leverage Game Media.  

If you still want to dive deeper into the field of NFTs and learn more about Mookie Betts, LeBron James, Diego Maradona, Michael Jordan, and other prominent sports superstars, you can check the recent list of the top 10 most expensive NFTs in the field of sports.

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