Topps Digital released their latest line of NFT collectibles today, featuring Senator Bernie Sanders and his winter mittens as the subject of the promotional series.
The collectibles, dubbed “GPK Bernventures,” are digital packs containing two non-fungible tokens issued on the WAX blockchain. The card drawings are in the style of Topps’ long-running Garbage Pail Kids series, which was originally launched in 1985.
The series features 18 unique depictions of Senator Sanders’ now-famous Inauguration Day pose — masked up and bundled in winter weather apparel — capturing the meme for all eternity through the immutability of blockchain technology.
In the series, Sanders is cast in pose through a number of comical situations, such as living underwater, or surviving a Martian invasion.
2021’s MEGA-meme machine hits the blockchain! Travel the globe and beyond with our favorite mitten-touting Garbage Pail Kid! Collect hilarious original art & motion sketch collectibles featuring the lovable, stoic Bernie! @GeePeeKay @WAX_io
— Topps Digital (@ToppsDigital) January 27, 2021
After NFT packs are “opened” by executing a transaction on the WAX blockchain, the pack itself is replaced by two NFT cards that are randomly generated upon opening. Cards are assigned one of five levels of increasing rarity: Base B, Base A, Rare Artists Sketches, Epic Artist Raws, and Legendary Artist Signatures.
NFT holders have the opportunity to “bern” unwanted tokens through the official website — allowing users to destroy the NFT in exchange for points that can be exchanged for future releases in the series.
.@GeePeeKay Bernventures secured? ✅ Time to “Feel the Bern!” Trade-in or “bern” dupes or higher card count collectibles for a chance to earn rare Mitten cards! More you bern, more you climb the leaderboard! Program ends 1/31!
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