Despite its apparent poor timing with the market, former US President Donald Trump’s recently launched collection of digital “baseball cards” sold out within 24 hours of its release.

The crypto community has reacted with amusement, especially given Trump’s previous statements scolding crypto as a “scam.”

Does Trump have an NFT collection?

As CryptoPotato reported On Thursday, Trump’s NFTs (or “cards”) portray art depicting parts of his life and career. The collectibles featured him in various outfits and places, from a cowboy outfit to an astronaut suit to a race car driver.

“Trump Digital Trading Cards (NFTs) are intended to be collectible items for individual enjoyment only, not for investment vehicles,” the investment page clarified.

The collection featured 2,533 NFTs sold in total at $99 each, meaning the sale raised over $250,000. Each NFT purchased entered buyers into drawings with a chance to win various prizes, including a 20-minute meeting with Trump, a zoom call, a game of golf, or a signed autograph from the celebrity.

Meanwhile, buyers of 45 separate NFTs got a guaranteed ticket to a 2,000-person gala dinner with the former president. Each NFT could beat those bought with cash, ETH or WETH.

melanie trump Announced his own NFT collection based on Solana exactly one year ago. Proceeds were used to raise money for the education of foster children.

Trump’s Crypto Shift?

Trump has repeatedly criticized Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the past as a “scam” backed by nothing, threatening the dominance of the US dollar. However, he was support from his wife’s NFT raid last year.

“I don’t want to have all these other (cryptocurrencies),” he said in an interview with FOX business at the time. “There could be an explosion one day, the likes of which we have never seen. It will make the big tech bang look like baby stuff. I think it’s a very dangerous thing.”

Crypto Twitter couldn’t help but appreciate the contradiction since Trump revealed his NFTs on Thursday. Totally incredulous, crypto podcast host Scott Melker said he hoped the take would eventually hit zero so the industry could “start over.”

So far, that hasn’t happened. In fact, Trump’s NFTs are Commerce above its original sale price on OpenSea, with a current minimum price of 0.17 ETH, worth $205 at the time of writing.

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