Types of NFL Player Upland Legits

So you have already read the page about how NFTs will replace original trading cards. NFTs allow for so much more. Here we will break down the different types of Upland Legits and based on Upland’s introduction of Legits and the presentation provided during an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the CEO, we will summarize in how these NFTs will function within the game, and speculate beyond what was said.

Disclaimer – wherever speculation is noted, the Upland Guide is guessing based on Upland’s description of Legits, as well as the Upland Guide’s understanding of other blockchain NFT projects and games that focus around fantasy sports. This page was last updated on September 19th 2021.

The following are the different type of Legits for NFL players:

Legit Essentials

Upland says these NFTs would “normally be common and inexpensive. Essentials are not limited by the number of mints, but rather in seasonality or time.”
We assume that each season, or twice a year – regular season and post season will constitute these different times. You will be able to buy (or maybe even win) these NFTs within Upland. Each season you will be able to visit the team’s store to buy the specific player’s Essentials that you want.

Since there is no supply limit to the number that can be obtained, you can expect these NFTs to have a relatively low resale value. Once the season is over and these NFTs are discontinued, it is possible that they might go up in value in the future. For example, a lesser known rookie may not have a lot of minted essentials during the year. Several years later, if he becomes a superstar, the fact that there were not a lot of his essentials minted in his rookie year could create additional scarcity as the demand for his rookie year essential will likely rise, therefore increasing its value.

Why do you need Essentials?

  • Sell, trade or hold them as a collectible.
  • They increase your Fan Score
  • Create player or team related collections (speculation – for additional Fan Score or UPX boost)
  • Blend them to get a Replica
  • Speculation – add them to your team when participating in fantasy football like contests

Legit Mementos

They are rare unique (usually 1 of 1) Legits that commemorate game performances of a specific player. Before each game, players will have the opportunity to buy a Memento of a specific player. Players will have to visit the relevant stadium in order to enter the lineup to have a chance to purchase the Memento. If a player has an above average or career game in one or more of his stats, it will “catch fire” (speculation – provide additional Fan Score). Of the 5 stats on the Memento, the fire score can be anywhere from zero to five. The specific statistic will catch fire based on the player’s previous season’s overall league percentile within that stat. A player who has 5 stats catching fire is extremely rare, meaning that the player had a career game. Since the Legit is a 1 of 1, meaning only one of these is minted, this could become a very desirable commodity for football fans, or fans of that specific player.

Mementos are 1 of 1s, but other players will have the ability to create replicas of your Memento. Mementos will definitely be more valuable than their replicas. It is likely that the number of replicas that exist of a specific Memento will also influence the value of said Memento.

Why do you need Mementos?

  • Sell, trade or hold them as a collectible.
  • They increase your Fan Score
  • Create player or team related collections (speculation – for additional Fan Score boost)
  • Speculation – add them to your team when participating in fantasy football like contests

Legit Replicas

Legit Replicas are copies of Mementos. To best describe this, think of the Mona Lisa. There is only one original, but many reprints or copies. By merging predefined Essentials, players will have a chance to obtain replicas of Mementos. They obviously won’t be as valuable as the Memento itself, but since you will have to merge several Essentials for a chance at getting one, you can expect them to be much more valuable than Essentials.

Why do you need Replicas?

  • Sell, trade or hold them as a collectible.
  • They increase your Fan Score
  • Create player or team related collections (speculation – for additional Fan Score boost)
  • Speculation – add them to your team when participating in fantasy football like contests

Legit Spotlights

Legit Spotlights are video moments of a player tokenized and distributed as NFTs. These moments will likely be personal moments from the player or of a player during a practice and not in game highlights or moments.

Why do you need Spotlights?

It is unclear exactly what spotlights will do, however this is a very unique way to become part of specific player’s community and following. Maybe it will contribute to one’s Fan Score or maybe it can be used to complete collections in the future. This appears to be a feature that will not be released in the short term. It was briefly touched upon in the Upland Legits Ask Me Anything.

Legit Autographs

Every Legit has the ability to be digitally and officially autographed by the player. The autograph itself is the same for each autograph, however the size and location on the Legit itself can differ. This provides an interesting element to the value of different Legit Autographs. It is clear that an autographed Legit will be valuable. Within that range of value, it is possible that one that has an autograph in a “good” vs “bad” location of the Legit may also influence its market value.

In the Upland Legits Ask Me Anything, a scenario was described where in the real world, you could wait outside the stadium after a game in the hopes of seeing your favorite player. These players often sign autographs for fans as they leave the stadium after the game. It was described that there would be some sort of Upland equivalent to this experience as one of the ways that Uplanders can get their Legits autographed by players.

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