New NFT marketplace, The Costacos Collection will launch its second NFT drop on the Flow blockchain. This drop will feature 4 legendary NFL quarterbacks, each having a significant impact on the sport. The QB Legends collection recreates the iconic 80s/90s Costacos posters into a new, non-fungible, digital form. The 4 NFL stars include Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Jim McMahon, and Dan Marino.
John Costacos has had a long-standing relationship with these generational talents. For instance, Jim McMahon was the first poster that they printed back in 1986. Both parties were equally excited to work on the original poster in the past, and now they are recreating that joy in developing the digital versions.
Introducing the QB Legends Collection
The exclusive QB Legends collection features the “HANDS OF THE GODS” series, which captures each quarterback’s unique grip on the football. The completion of each NFT requires each quarterback to paint their hands with ink, then grip the football in the way they usually do in a football game.
In addition, the collection also includes some of the legends’ proudest achievements in their decorated careers. The team has decided to seal these iconic moments onto the blockchain:
- Troy Aikman: The NFTs will celebrate the three Super Bowl Championships he brought to the city of Dallas.
- Warren Moon: The NFTs will celebrate his 5 consecutive CFL Grey Cup Championships and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was also the first black quarterback to accomplish this feat.
- Jim McMahon: The NFTs are a representation of his iconic visuals that defined the ‘85 Bears and beyond.
- Dan Marino: The NFTs are an ode to his everlasting significance to the city of Miami.
On top of that, the company will also organize an auction featuring never-before-seen outtakes from the original poster shoots. They will also receive the original film transparency in addition to the digital collectible. Finally, the official Tour Poster celebrating the QB Legends drop is also on sale on the leading sports NFT marketplace.
The Costacos Collection
John Costacos, the renowned sports poster artist, founded The Costacos Collection to help some of the greatest athletes ever to recreate their most significant moments as new digital experiences. The new NFT marketplace has previously released its Willie Mays baseball collection, among other notable collections. The team works closely with these athletes to create art that is highly personal and meaningful to themselves, as well as to the collectors.
The company has recently entered into a strategic partnership with GigLabs to build on the Flow blockchain. This collaboration has allowed them to build a new NFT marketplace on the environmentally-friendly blockchain network. Fans can also purchase NFTs directly using their credit cards, simplifying the overall ease of use.
As the number of Hall of Famers, Rookies of the Year, and top-level athletes increase, The Costacos Collection will certainly continue to expand, further enhancing the overall sports fan experience.