Wayne Gretzky NFTs on Polygon are now available on eBay

Digital hockey collectibles are being tested by the e-commerce behemoth.


Digital souvenirs featuring hockey star Wayne Gretzky will be the first NFTs on eBay.


Gretzky, 61, is widely regarded as the best player of all time, having played in the NHL for three decades and winning four Stanley Cups.

The Gretzky NFTs, which are one-of-a-kind Ethereum sidechain tokens that represent ownership, were created in collaboration with Sports Illustrated and NFT platform OneOf.


There are 13 different versions of NFTs, ranging in price from $10 to $1,500, each of which is a 3D recreation of a younger Gretzky in various stances, comparable to an action figure. Gretzky's digitized autograph can be found on several of the NFTs.


In a statement, Gretzky stated, "Forty years ago, I was grateful to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it was a big time in my life." "It's an honor to be able to provide this collectible experience to my long-time hockey fans."


However, OneOf has already faced backlash for introducing the NFTs on Polygon rather than the Tezos blockchain.


"We took the decision to go with Polygon on the inaugural Sports Illustrated drop (Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, and Dick Butkus) to establish a wider tent and bring new users into the OneOf ecosystem," OneOf COO Joshua James said in an email to Decrypt.

"All of their drops will be Polygon for consistency across the SI collection." As you may see from our other recent drops, we are still major Tezos enthusiasts."

Following the Gretzky launch, eBay announced that it will continue its push into NFTs with digital reinterpretations of several Sports Illustrated covers later this year.