Courtyard, the collectable card vaulting platform, is set to delight Pokémon enthusiasts with a unique giveaway. Branded mystery packs, housing graded and tokenized Pokémon cards, are up for grabs. These digital packs, exclusive to Decrypt’s GG, each hold an NFT linked to a graded Pokémon card, opening avenues for potential trades.
Scheduled for November 21, collectors can virtually unwrap their packs to reveal their acquired Pokémon. Interestingly, digital cards can be exchanged for their physical counterparts, securely stored by vaulting firm Brink’s.
The assortment includes vintage base set cards, modern cards, and promotional ones. Among the treasures lie a 2020 Sword & Shield Shiny Star Charizard and a 1998 Starter Red Green Gift Set Holo Scyther. All cards are meticulously graded, and sealed within protective cases by a third-party firm.
Courtyard collaborates with crypto tech startup Privy and Ethereum NFT collection Chimpers for this free collection. The giveaway, a prelude to Thanksgiving, unfolds across multiple drops with 100 packs dispensed daily from November 14 to November 17.
As an extra incentive, Courtyard reserves 10 packs for collectors providing the most captivating responses to Thanksgiving-themed questions. Previous drops have witnessed overwhelming success, with 1,700 cards sold, amounting to around $200,000 worth of graded Pokémon assets on the blockchain.
The integration of Pokémon cards into the blockchain ecosystem serves a purpose. Tokenization and NFTs not only establish digital scarcity but also provide a unique identifier for digital assets. This ensures the authenticity of Pokémon cards in the digital realm, allowing redemption for their tangible counterparts.
Courtyard’s success trajectory includes a $7 million seed funding round last year, backed by prominent investors like New Enterprise Associates, Y Combinator, OpenSea Ventures, VaynerFund, Brink’s, and others. The platform continues to evolve, blending the charm of Pokémon cards with the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology.