As England look to win their first World Cup since 1966, a new NFT project full of nostalgia and British pride has been unveiled.
Sir Jeff Hurst holds the world record for being the only footballer to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. He was one of the last living England football legends to play in his 1966 and holds a vivid memory of the victory.teamed up with leading artists Leaps One and digital auction sites rare To digitally preserve his collection and memory of the famous West German victory as an NFT.
“I received a call from Sir Jeff Hirst hoped to preserve his memory of 1966. Arguably, nothing is more iconic in sport than that hat-trick. I traveled around the world twice collecting voices for the VOICE GEMS project, and this is legendary. A legendary voice for a legendary cause. Memories where time has stopped” – Reeps one – lead artist
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honor fallen comrades
Only three remaining members of the heroic 66-foot England team are still alive today, and a harrowing number of England’s greatest football heroes have tragically died of Alzheimer’s disease. This new collection was named eternal memoryand in honor of his teammates, the proceeds will raise funds and awareness for two charities close to Sir Jeff’s heart: Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
“To win the World Cup and not remember it is inconceivable, because the beauty of it, the beauty of it all, is a memory.” Sir Jeff Hurst
Sir Jeff has admitted that memories of the World Cup may one day fade. So the significance of this NFT drop is poignant considering Sir Jeff witnessed his teammates suffer from an illness that affects so many.
Details of NFTs
Stunning 1 of 1 and Open Edition NFTs to be auctioned on popular digital art auction site rareMultiple editions have been available since December 3rd, but the one-off will go on sale December 16th. Whoever wins the Geoffs 1 of 1 NFT bid will enjoy two tickets to his exclusive Wembley tour and a football match with Sir Geoff himself.
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