Donald Trump Announces "Trump Card" NFTs
Former President Donald Trump announced he is releasing an NFT collection called "Trump Cards" in an update posted to Truth Social this morning.
The cards that make up the collection serve a dual purpose as collectibles that also allow entry into a sweepstakes that includes various meet-and-greet opportunities with the former president among other prizes. The headliner is a "Gala dinner with Donald Trump," which is described as an upcoming luxury black tie event held in South Florida. A full overview of prize options can be found on the project website. Collectors can guarantee entry to the gala dinner by purchasing 45 cards through the sale.
The NFTs themselves are hosted on the Polygon blockchain, and they feature Trump in various environments, including as a superhero, as a golfer, as a stock trader, etc. Certain NFTs will be minted as one-of-ones while others will be part of smaller editions, with a maximum edition size of 20. The purchase cost is $99 and the packs can be purchased via credit card or with the equivalent dollar amount in WETH. However, the site does require that customers purchasing with crypto first complete a KYC (know your customer) process.
The maximum collection size will be 45,000, and the collection's artist is Clark Mitchell.
This is Donald Trump's first foray into NFTs, though Melania Trump has released her own collections. Trump has previously declared himself "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies."
I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
Reaction to the collection has so far been mixed:
Great seeing Trump support international business by using Fiverr for his NFT collection— allen.earth.eth 🦇🔊 (@0xAllen_) December 15, 2022
Farokh (@farokh) December 15, 2022