A company called Lucid Sight announced its partnership with Major League Baseball last year. Now the deal is coming to fruition, with the launch of MLB Champions, a crypto collectibles game that allows you to own a digitized version of baseball cards and play with them.
Digital collectibles are perhaps the only way to reach the next generation, Lucid Sight CEO Randy Saaf told Yahoo Finance. “Digital natives,” or people who will have had some version of the internet and mobile devices throughout their lives, will gravitate instead toward digitized versions of collectibles. The blockchain and non-fungible tokens make it possible to own these assets in a way that previous virtual trading games couldn’t have enabled.
Like real-world collectibles and baseball cards, the virtual players can be sold and traded on the marketplace. New players can be bought during drafts or in packs from the company. Player stats improve through usage.