TECH billionaire Mark Zuckerberg shared a cute photo of himself as a little boy 30 years ago.
Young Zuck is pictured in a red baseball cap and jersey long before he even invented Facebook.
Mark, 38, had the Little League baseball card made personally in 1992 and gave it to his favorite coach, Allie Tarantino of Elmwood Camp in New York.
It even includes an early signature from the Facebook founder, after his camp supervisor playfully asked him to sign it like a real baseball star.
Weighing 48 pounds, the eight-year-old infielder had a .920 batting average.
“Mark was one of my campers and one day he came in with this card and gave it to me – I was stunned that he was on it,” Tarantino explained.
“I had never seen a little league baseball card before, so I asked him to sign it for me.
“I never thought what amazing things he would do!
“I’ve been telling this story for quite some time knowing Mark as a camper and it never ceases to amaze people to see that this map actually exists.
“But I feel like my part of the story is over, so I think given Mark’s prominence in the tech world and the fact that he’s one of the most famous people on the planet, now is a good time to to sell and market this card.”
Zuck shared the snap to celebrate his social network’s growing digital collectible NFTs.
NFTs – or non-fungible tokens – are a hot new tradable item taking the internet by storm.
The unique digital tokens are now supported in over 100 countries on Instagram as the tech giant tries to keep up with the trend.
“In honor of expanding digital collectible NFTs to 100 more countries on Instagram and launching new integrations with Coinbase and Dapper, I’m sharing my soon to be old little league NFT baseball card that someone recently found and sent to me,” Zuckerberg said.
What is an NFT?
Here’s a simple guide…
- NFTs are a hot new tradable item taking the internet by storm
- The letters NFT stand for “non-fungible token”
- When something is “fungible,” it can be exchanged for an identical counterpart
- For example, bitcoin is technically fungible – you can swap one for the other and have the same thing
- Physical cash is also fungible – you could exchange one £10 note for another
- An NFT is a total unique digital token with no copies
- Like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, NFTs work on a blockchain
- A blockchain is a public record of transactions recorded across the internet – and is completely immutable
- The NFTs on the blockchain can be traded like bitcoin, but they are inherently unique
- This gives them a special value, because each NFT is individual and unique
- You can convert almost any type of data into an NFT
- People are selling digital artworks, songs and even tweets in NFT form
- More sophisticated NFT sales include virtual sneakers/sneakers and even a virtual house
- Importantly, NFTs are non-physical – so when you buy an NFT object, you only own a piece of the blockchain and NO physical item
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