How It Works

Breakdown

An NFT is a digitized, authenticated token that is linked to a digital asset and is recorded on a blockchain. Typically, the blockchain does not store the actual tokenized work because it is too large. Blockchain protocols that support smart contracts are popular because they can offer both a cryptocurrency that can be used to make payments and a programming language that can support “smart contracts” that facilitate blockchain transactions. (“Smart contracts” is a bit of a misnomer; in our opinion, a more accurate description would be “blockchain applications.”)

Because each NFT contains a unique serial number or “fingerprint” (also known as a hash) that cannot be duplicated, NFTs are traceable and, as its supporters emphasize, incapable of duplication.

Because a hash is a cryptographic key generated from a specific digital file, it will only match one specific copy of the content. Hashes can be used by NFT owners to prove that they own a copy of the linked content from which the NFT was generated. In other words, the NFT is a blockchain-stored ownership record of this match that can be transferred to someone else, whose ownership will also be stored on the blockchain.

The “nonfungible” aspect of the NFT determines its value because the purchaser is purchasing an authenticated digital asset, similar to a certified nondigital asset, such as an autographed painting or a signed baseball card. When one buys a painting or a baseball card, no copyright rights are usually transferred, and the same is true for an NFT. The first publicly available tweet was recently sold as an NFT for $2.9 million. Because he was the author of the tweet, Jack Dorsey was able to verify its authenticity and avoid any claims of copyright infringement. 

Introduction

Baseball. Blockchain. Business. The future of baseball trading cards has arrived. Rising Baseball Stars is bringing you the next generation of baseball trading cards in the form of utility-focused NFTs on the Ethereum Blockchain. At RBS, we are showcasing the next generation of baseball stars by minting their unique player cards in the form of NFTs while they are still amateurs. This is a great way for our player-partners to gain exposure early in their careers and for their fans to follow and profit from the on-field success of their favorite players.

Not only will our NFTs allow you to own rare and coveted baseball NFTs but owning one or more Rising Baseball Stars NFTs will give you access to an amazing assortment of baseball related prizes and experiences. These include but are not limited to: tickets to watch your favorite pro baseball team, signed gear from our player-partners, and even the chance to meet the player whose NFT you own. The best way to ensure you can buy the most promising players’ NFTs at the best price and be qualified for our most exclusive opportunities is to become a Member. With three different memberships available, any baseball fan can start investing in the next generation of baseball memorabilia today.

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FAQ

Tokens

Ethereum is a decentralized blockchain platform that establishes a peer-to-peer network that securely executes and verifies application code, called smart contracts. Smart contracts allow participants to transact with each other without a trusted central authority.
A non-fungible token is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger. NFTs can be used to represent easily-reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files as unique items, and use blockchain technology to establish a verified and public proof of ownership.

Each NFT has a specific identifier (token), similar to a VIN number on a car. This number identifies the NFT as authentic and confirms it to be the only version with its unique characteristics.
A “Drop” is the release date where the NFT is officially created and minted onto the platform and available for sale to the end user and subsequent secondary market.
Mint is the term used for the initial introduction of an NFT onto the Rising Baseball Stars platform and the Ethereum blockchain.

Membership

Rising Baseball Stars NFT is a company blending passion and experience in Baseball, Blockchain, and Business to bring the next generation of baseball trading cards in the form of utility-focused NFTs on the Ethereum Blockchain. At Rising Baseball Stars NFT, we are showcasing the next generation of baseball stars by minting their unique player cards in the form of NFTs.
The initial Private Sale will be announced soon, with the Public Sale details to follow.
Triple Crown → 2 ETH
Hall of Fame → 1 ETH
MVP → 0.1 ETH
For a full list of membership levels and corresponding benefits, visit the Membership section of our website.
The first NFTs will be membership tokens awarded to Triple Crown, Hall of Fame, and MVP members. Ownership of these NFTs will guarantee all holders membership in the RB Stars community in perpetuity.

The first recurring drop of player card NFTs will take place once Phase 1 of Development is complete, currently slated for the end of Q3 2022. Check our Roadmap for the most recent timeline updates.

Triple Crown – 60 tokens

HoF – 1,000 tokens

MVP – 3,080 tokens

Your membership NFT will be minted on the Ethereum chain. You will be able to view the NFT in your wallet and use it to interact with our governance system.
After mint, the secondary market will be available in OpenSea. Rising Baseball Stars NFTs will be listed here and available for buy/sell/trade.
  • Application process and approval by way of membership governance
  • Voted on by the HOF and MVP membership community
Each level of Rising Baseball Stars NFT (Triple Crown, Hall of Fame, MVP) will feature a unique NFT, making 3 versions total.
Each membership will grant members access to unlockable content. Our most basic utilities will begin at the MVP membership level. The more coveted memberships (HoF and Triple Crown) will unlock our most premier utilities. See the Utility section for a full breakdown of utility by membership level.
Yes, all token holders must be at least 13 years of age.
Your membership is valid as long as you possess a membership token (NFT)

RBS Members (MVP, Hall of Fame, or Triple Crown) will have presale opportunities to mint player card NFTs, then on the drop date they will be released to the public to mint.

Jared Gruccio

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jared is a Trusted Advisor to professional baseball players. He studied Business Administration and Accounting at Wagner College and graduated in 2011. As a NCAA Division I student-athlete he played baseball for the Seahawks and was named to the All-Conference Academic Team. In 2011 he began his career in financial services and continues to build a respectable financial practice. He founded Gruccio Financial in 2018, an independent Comprehensive Financial Services group. In 2022, he started Clement Tax Services, a consulting firm for high net worth individuals and businesses.

Jared’s innate interest in business and entrepreneurship has led him to also pursue roles as a community leader by volunteering time to serve as Board Director of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, Advocacy Committee Liaison of the GVCC, and “Make A Point” Podcast co-host.

He enjoys spending time with his Son, Carter, snowboarding, traveling, and watching Formula One.