7723 NFTs representing collectors of NFTs & Sports Cards.
Forged in hype, Kaboomskis are randomly generated to both appreciate & parody the collecting experience.
As a community project, art/traits were contributed by hundreds of great card collectors from #TheHobby & NFT frens!
The project is admittedly ridiculous, but hopefully a lot of fun… Plus, the character art will evolve from phase 1 to phase 2.
And one day, your Kaboomski NFTs might just become
IRL Trading Cards!
NFTs will be distributed by means of art contribution.
Up to 1200 “SportArt” contributors receive a free pack of NFTs via air drop to your wallet. No gas, but gum IS included!
We will break some packs live on my video / social media channels and reveal cards that some of our artists are receiving! If we have any remaining packs, we might also do some live pack sales on WhatNot
Stay tuned for more information.
|1-of-1 Parallels (One per Sport)
|Gold Parallels (Ten per Sport)
|Greenski Inserts (Approximate)
|Blueski Inserts (Approximate)
|Squrrel Fur Parallels (Approximate)
Every Kaboomski NFT is exceptionally unique in its own way. With more than 800 outfits, 600 signs and hundreds of SportArt items contributed, no one NFT is remotely the same.
We provide the insert & parallel counts above for collectors looking for specific rarity that they may find notable.
What are Kaboomskis?
They’re us! These NFTs represent collectors and investors of NFTs & Trading Cards. Climbing the ladder, chasing grails, avoiding rug pulls, finding community… and loving every minute of it.
We don’t know if they’re PFPs, or memes, or a little of both… that’s up to you, but they might just end up as IRL trading cards one day!
Kaboomskis practically cosplay as the icons that they collect, wearing their favorite outfits, numbers & team colors.
A True Community Art Project
The sporting equipment each Kaboomski NFT holds was designed by a member of our community. Up to 1200 artists are invited to draw/color/paint/create a piece of SportArt, to be randomly inserted in each Kaboomski! The NFTs will be distributed to these creators.
Base Character by Chris HOJ, the nicest ‘Right Click Savior’ I know, and a legendary card collector. Co-founder of CardLadder. He is not involved with the project, but inspired it and granted us use of his drawing.
His sketch & critique of the hype around both NFTs & card brands, on The Crossover (link), was the spark for Kaboomski! This exact moment to be precise*:
Chris is a legendary sports card collector, content creator and a co-founder of the best tool & app in Sports Cards, CardLadder.
The project is produced by me, @YamWax – I created nearly 2000 design elements for this initial project phase, along with the code. The team, art & tech will evolve & grow in Phase 2.
As a product of collectors, you KNOW we’ll be offering rare numbered parallels and inserts within the “print run” including Gold #/10 parallels for each category.
*Josh Luber was just a guest on the CardLadder show that night, he’s not involved with the Kaboomski project at all. Also, Kristina hates NFTs. 😂
Phase 1 : Kick Start
These are the underground Kaboomskis. Equivalent to test print Pokémon cards, pre-86 MJs, MetaZoo Kickstarter packs, or perforated XRCs of The Rock? This stage is the 7723 NFTs for the creators & the OGs.
By aping in first, you’ll get to say you were in early, contributed to the project, and/or provided the feedback to make it even better… all while collecting our wacky memes & setting yourself up for advantage in future collectible drops.
More than half baked, but not quite finished, it’s going to be fun to get involved and watch the project evolve from here.
Distributed in packs, we’re giving away our phase 1 Kaboomski NFTs to our SportArt contributors. The # of NFTs per pack will be 7500 divided by the number of contributors, and rounded down to the nearest whole number. So each pack will have at least six NFTs.
Pre-minted on a Layer2 protocol (Immutable X or Polygon), there will be incentives to HODL your packs & trade our Phase1 NFTs (to earn free mints towards Phase 2 on Layer1)!
Phase 2 : Ethereum Mint
Kaboomski minting on Layer 1, evolving in both art & tech, is planned for 2022.
A fresh run of 7723 NFTs will be available to be minted, with art & project updates implemented based on feedback and voting from Phase 1 holders & creators.
These are the 1st Edition Kaboomskis on Layer 1.
Pack holders from Phase 1 will be eligible to get on a whitelist to mint a free NFT (other than any gas fees), as long as their pack is visible in their OpenSea account.
Mint 2 Free? Stay tuned with ways to become eligible to mint two, based on your phase 1 trading activity.
We hope that gas wars have calmed down by the time we get to phase 2 and may adjust launch date based on that. We will ultimately take input from the community.
After the whitelist period for phase 1 pack holders is complete, we will then offer public minting of the remaining L1 NFTs at an affordable price.
Phase 3 : IRL Trading Cards
The dream is to print a set of physical cards! We want to curate a set of the best of the Kaboomski NFTs to be printed, like for real for real. Card backs and all. Planned for late 2022 or early 2023.
If phase 2 is a success, we’ll work with the community to choose our favorite Kaboomski creations. Those cards will be printed and offered either in packs, singles, or as a complete set of trading cards, with perks for phase 1 & 2 HODLers.
The trading cards will be fully licensed (by us) and our creators, and we’ll be sure to provide checklists and full information to the grading companies (PSA, BGS, SGC, etc…) in hopes that we can slab up our once digital creations.
If all goes well, there might be even more to come between and beyond Phase 3!
Links to our community, guides and FAQs.
A lot of people are talking about NFTs & Kaboomski!
A ‘Delusion’. Akin to ‘Rat Poison’. It’s a ‘mirage’. An asset that ‘creates nothing’
– Warren B on Bitcoin (but we’d like to think he’d say the same about us)!
– This is the dumbest thing ever.
– Took a bunch of screenshots, now I own 52 of them.
– Right Click, Saved. Burnnn!!!
– Enjoy your links to a receipt of a jpeg. I’ll stick with cards.
I still don’t understand any of it, but it’s all he talks about and has worked on the past six months, so it’s hopefully something, but probably nothing.
Phase 1 Primary Artist & Coder. I’ve been deep in the trading card game since 2018, and released my first NFT project in July of 2021. I’ve been immersed in graphic design for almost two decades in marketing roles, and playing with code since my 80s computer club days. I first started experimenting with Solidity in 2017. I’m just a curious 40-something kid.
The Hobby Contributors
Hundreds of “Sport Art” contributions were provided by collectors to be randomly generated into the project based on their sport. The community also gives guidance on next steps in the project.
Phase 2 & 3
Artists & Contributors
We’ll be speaking with artists to evolve the base design & best features of Kaboomski for the Phase 2 drop. Tech & Community contributors will be needed as well. We’ll need folks after that for Phase 3 as well.
Hey, What About the Gum?
(Stay tuned… and hold on to your packs… a surprise is coming down the line for pack hodlers.)