Followup: did Cooperstown whore out Tom Seaver’s image for maybe like $209?

I’m very used to screaming in the wind while you guys all roll with everything being fine as long as the Mets win (Lindor? We love that guy!), so this is nothing new to me.

Back on August 3rd I asked if the Mets (and presumably owner billion Steve Cohen) were OK with whoring out Tom Seaver’s likeness for a “Digital Collectible”

Nobody cared….the money is green…the Mets are on a winning streak…..

But I thought I’d follow up.  So I visited Digital Collectible Company’s Website – and here’s what I saw.

Now let’s break this down….

If you visit the site to which I shall not link, you will find there are different degrees of Digital Collectibles.  I don’t understand it all, some are “CORE” (like this one) and some are “rare” (cough) and whatever….

(From the website:  Each of the featured 30 players in the 2022 Hall of Fame Icon Series will have distinct versions and ICON rarities (Core, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary) available for fans to collect and trade)

Let’s look at this gem of a digital collectible…just one of 700!   And this one is number 20.  Of 700.  And still available.

So, am I to assume they sell these in numerical order?  Which suggests they sold at most 19?   And while the prices appear to be variable, not all digital collectibles are priced the same (I saw some for $4) let’s use the $11 price point here – I concede I am using VERY fuzzy math now – but just for discussion….11 times 19 is….

$209

Now who knows how the money is split.  Are the Seavers getting a cut?  Is Cooperstown?  The Digital Company?

The original press release, on the Hall of Fame’s website, says (the company) “a next generation digital collectibles company, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum today announced a new partnership that establishes (the company) as the Museum’s official licensee of digital collectibles.”

Perhaps MLB and the Mets aren’t part of this one.  (Although I did learn of this from the @mets twitter account, which suggests either the Mets or MLB, if not both, are involved.)   That said, the press release does say the company is “is an official digital collectible partner” of MLB and the MLBPA.

So maybe the Mets and Steve aren’t getting a cut of this, which is a shame because $292 into the MLB Central Fund, divided by 30 teams could have netted Steve almost seven dollars before taxes!

What are we even doing baseball?  What are we even doing?

Anyway the Mets have won 8 of their last 10 so shut up, stop asking questions,     Seaver’s dead, you got your statue, cheer Lindor, hit the casino, go for a walk on the new hiking trails, mind your own business, and cash the checks from fools that buy digital collectibles.

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