An unique card of football superstar Kylian Mbappé for the fantasy football game Sorare sold for a record amount of 116.15 ETH or $64.744. Mbappé destroyed the previous record set by his teammate at Paris Saint Germain Neymar set in October. Even the cheapest cards of Mbappé cost well over 2500 euro each.
The unique card of Kylian Mbappé is by far the most expensive card in Sorare right now. In the top 100 auctioned cards on Sorare, there are only seven super rare cards. The rest are all unique cards. The three most expensive super rares are all from Mbappé, signifying the value collectors and players see in the French superstar.
Sorare is a fantasy football game in which gamers need to create a team using cards. Based on the performance of the actual players in the real world, these cards earn points and level up. The best performing teams earn money or new cards to expand their collection. There are four card rarities, and three of them can be sold on the marketplace.
Unique cards are the most valuable cards in the fantasy football game Sorare. There’s a maximum of one unique card per player per season. While rare cards sell for a couple of dollars up to a couple of hundred dollars, and super rares cost a couple of hundred dollars up to a couple of thousand dollars. The unique cards always go for a couple of thousand.
Even though prices are indicated in dollars, the auction actually happens in Ethereum. Gamers who join Sorare are able to buy cards using ETH, even though the fantasy football game also allows creditcard purchases.
What is Sorare?
Sorare is a fantasy football game powered by blockchain technology. The project also has support from game publisher Ubisoft through the company’s entrepreneurs lab. The fantasy football game is enjoying lots of hype in recent months. Consistently the game is among the most applications on the Ethereum blockchain. In July the company received a four million dollar investment to push the game forward. Before the end of the year, the Paris-based company wants to have approximately 150 different clubs in their portfolio.
Blockchain technology introduces actual scarcity to digital cards, so these cards have a limited supply. Players can use the cards they’ve bought to create a fantasy team. Each card represents a real player. Based on the performance of that player on the actual pitch, the card holders will earn points. Every week the teams with the most points will earn new cards as a reward. The cheapest cards generally sell for a couple of dollars, while the most wanted ones go for well over a thousand dollars a piece. Join the game!
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.