Sunday 18 December 2022

Trump trading cards

 Trump trading cards

Donald Trump announced as et of 100 trading cards, costing $99 each.  You get an NFT (which is a blockchain signed certificate of authenticity and a sweepstake code that enters you for the possibility iof various prizes, incluging a meal with the man himself.

So I wondered if a secondary market had developed.

Of course it has.

I went on to eBay, and found that for $118.80 you can buy a jpg (but no printed picture) of a card - but not the NFT or sweepstake code. Um. I could make a jpg using screen capture, which I can do at no cost. To sell that for $118.80 would require serious chutzpah. And to buy it would requite serious stupidity.

But wait - there's more!

From Canada, someone is offering "high resolution images of the NFTs on pressed and shrink wrapped CD-ROM. It does not contain an NFT or sweepstakes codes." for £60 for 13.

A seller who has made eleven  sales on eBay in his history, is offering JPGs (No NFT) for $999.99. He's also offering a 20 by 20 inch glossy print for $2999.99. Or 20 JPGs for $4999.99

But I couldn't find anywhere on eBay, someone offering the NFT version, which is the whole point.


So I visited the web site that sells the cards, but if you're hoping to spend $99 on a card, you'll be disappointed.


I am reminded powerfully of Trump University, which ended with a $25 million lawsuit. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the settlement and payment by Trump, "is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university."

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