Candy is proud to be the NFT collectibles partner of Major League Baseball and MLB Players, Inc. The 2022 MLB ICON Leadoff Series NFT digital collectibles that will bring fans even closer to their favorite players. For the first time ever, baseball fans can collect NFTs of MLB players that will have their stats updated daily throughout the season, ushering in a new era of utility for digital sports collectibles.
The Leadoff Series is one of the largest series of sports collectibles ever introduced. Each of the 630 featured players’ NFTs will have distinct versions and rarities (Core, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary) available for fans to collect and trade. Candy Digital’s world-class digital artists and designers use officially licensed video from MLB to create unparalleled digital collectibles for fans, and each NFT features a unique multimedia showcase of MLB players and their on-field highlights.
In addition to the players’ NFTs, the Leadoff Series will also introduce 8 ultra-rare Candy World Series NFTs, whose utility will be revealed at a later date.
Candy’s MLB Packs are defined by buying a blind pack, unwrapping, and discovering what players and rarities you get.
2022 MLB ICON Leadoff packs will be split across 6 lineups, as outlined below.
- Lineup 1: Tuesday April 12th
- Lineup 2: Tuesday May 3rd
- Lineup 3: Tuesday May 10th
- Lineup 4: Tuesday May 24th
- Lineup 5: Tuesday May 31st
- Lineup 6: Tuesday June 14th
Early Access will begin at 10:00 AM EST and will be open until 11:59:59 AM EST, on each lineup date listed above.
General Access to all Candy users begins at 12:00 PM EST on each lineup date listed above.
Leadoff Packs for Lineup 1 and 2 were available for purchase at $50.00 USD.
Leadoff Packs for Lineup 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be available to purchase for $30.00 USD.
If you purchased from Lineup 1 and/or Lineup 2, check out the FAQ: What will happen to those who purchased Packs at $50.00?
Both Early Access and General Access users will be able to purchase 10 packs per transaction.
Packs will include ICONs across 5 rarities: Core, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. ICONs and their associated rarity will be randomly distributed into Packs prior to release.
- Packs across drops have an equal distribution of:
- Player Positions
- Each Pack holds 5 ICONs that are grouped in a combination of rarities.
- All packs are guaranteed to contain at least 2 Uncommon ICONs or better
- There is a small chance a pack may contain two NFTs of the same player
- No Pack will contain 2 Legendary ICONs
- Every pack has an equal probability of landing higher rarity Icons
As Icons increase in rarity, the creative complexity increases:
Core: Player Card
Uncommon: Player Card + Video
Rare: Player Card + Video + Animation/VFX on Video
Epic: Player Card + Video + Animation/VFX on Video + Player Signature
Legendary: Player Card + Video + Animation/VFX on Video + Player Signature + 1/1
There will be ~485,000 total ICON packs Leadoff available. Users will be able to sell their Packs or individual ICONs on Candy’s secondary marketplace anytime after purchasing.
If you do not already have a Candy account, go to https://mlb.candy.com/ and create a profile.
Users should ensure their ID is verified for a seamless purchase and listing experience. See FAQ: How do I verify my ID on my Candy account?
Registered Candy users will be able to purchase on the marketplace using funds from their Candy balance, or with their Visa or Mastercard credit/debit card. Cryptocurrency payment methods will be offered in the near future.
Important Note: Pack quantity is changed at checkout, after clicking “Get it Now” on pack listing.
Candy users will be able to list and sell their 2022 MLB Leadoff Packs on Candy’s marketplace immediately after purchasing.
The currency used in all transactions is the United States Dollar (USD), and exchange fees will be at the discretion of your bank.