Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) introduced a new batch of 10,000 Apes NFTs. It sold out in an hour and fetched US$93 million on August 28. NBA superstar, Stephen Curry, bought one of them called Bored Ape #7990 for 55 ETH. This is equivalent to approximately US$180,000. His newly acquired Ape avatar was used as his Twitter profile picture.
Sotheby’s New York will hold two-lot online NFT auction sales from 2 to 9 September, including Yuba Lab’s 101 Bored Ape Yacht Club and 101 Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC). The Bored Apes collection is expected to sell for between US$12 to 18 million dollars, while the BAKC Collection is expected to fetch US$1.5 to 2 million dollars.
Preview video of Sotheby's Bored Ape Yacht Club 101 Collectible series
Bored Ape Yacht Club – 101 Collectible series
Minted in 2021
Contract address: 0xbc4ca0eda7647a8ab7c2061c2e118a18a936f13d
Price: US$12,000,000 – 18,000,000
BAYC is the NFT series that launched on April 30 this year. Apes are the central figures and uses computer algorithms to give different physical characteristics and clothing to generate 10,000 unique avatars.
Both the 101 Apes and 101 Kennels are sold collectively. Buying 101 Apes would mean that the new buyer would be the top three owners.
The winning bidder will become the recipient of three M1 and three M2 mutant serums, which allows them to generate a new Mutant Ape.
Sotheby’s will accept US dollars and cryptocurrency, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin in this sale.
Bored Ape Yacht Club
Bored Ape Yacht Club consistenly ranked fourth to sixth in sales volume at US$379.34 million.
In the upcoming Sotheby's sales, each BAYC avatar is priced US$120,000 dollars to US$180,000 on average.
The most expensive BAYC avatar is #8135, which recently sold for 500.888 ETH (US$1.88 million). It is not sold in this particular auction.
BAYC #8135 has 5 key traits, in terms of rarity:
- 0.28% Bored unshaven mouth
- 0.65% Trippy captain hat
- 1% Hip hop clothes
- 2% Hypnotised eyes
- 8% Silver stud earring
Bored Ape Yacht Club #8135 avatar
One of the selling points of NFT digital art is that it is based on the conclusion of smart contracts, so that every time the works are second-hand traded, the creator will automatically receive remuneration, usually 5-15% of the transaction amount.
The aforementioned marketing techniques have stimulated the market for the Apes and Kennels Collectible series. This also give owners more incentives to start, as creators and collectors can make money together and create a win-win situation.
This is the main reason why the Apes has a higher price than Kennels Collectible series.
Mutant Ape Yacht Club
New series are launched almost every day. In order to maintain the popularity of BAYC, the official recently launched a new series of Mutant Ape Yacht Club (referred to as MAYC).
The total number of mutant apes is 20,000. First, the official distribution of "mutant serum" to collectors of 10,000 Ape heads is free. As long as the collector pays the serum fee, they can use serum on his ape head to cast a new mutant ape.
There are three types of serum: M1, M2, and M3, which are distributed randomly. As shown in the figure below and using M1 or M2 serum, the mutant apes will inherit some of the features of the normal version. If it is M3 serum, mutant apes with completely different appearances will be generated. It is said that the chances of having rare features are higher.
Transformation of a Bored Ape in two different Mutant Apes
Bored Ape Kennel Club
Created by Yuga Labs, BAKC are a group of canine personalities. They have the same overall concept of each avatar having different features as the Apes Collection.
Bored Ape Kennel Club ranks 13th in terms of sales volume, fetching $70.49 million in total.
In the upcoming Sotheby's sales, each BAKC avatar is priced US$15,000 to 20,000 dollars on average.
The most expensive Kennel is #8800. It was sold for 75 ETH (US$34,000) in August. It is not in this particular auction.
Kennel #8800 has 5 key traits, in terms of rarity:
- 0.34% Party hat, on head
- 0.87% Whiskey barrel, on neck
- 1% Solid gold fur
- 2% Basketball hoop, on back
- 4% Anime eyes
Bored Ape Kennel Club's #8800 avatar
Bored Ape Kennel Club – 101 Collectible series
Minted in 2021
Contract address: 0xba30e5f9bb24caa003e9f2f0497ad287fdf95623
Price: US$1,500,000 – 2,000,000
The first Bored Ape sold for 0.68 ETH earlier in May, as opposed to Bored Ape #3749 was sold for 1,500 ETH (US$4.8 million dollars).
This NFT collectible has attracted celebrities, including YouTube star Logan Paul, investor Chris Camillo and Steph Curry.
Similar to the equally popular Cryptopunks NFT Collectibles, the ability to relate to these NFT avatars and merging of art with collectibles made them an instant success.
Stephen Curry - New NFT buyer
Curry bought the Bored Ape Yacht Club #7990 avatar for 55 ETH (US$180,000). The NBA superstar also bought the Bored Ape Kennel Club #9538 avatar for 5.69 ETH (US$18,000).
Curry's BAYC #7990's has a blue-fur Ape wearing a brown tweed suit with green zombie eyes. It has 5 key traits, in terms of rarity:
- 1% Tweed Suit
- 3% Zombie Eyes
- 5% Blue Fur
- 13% Yellow Background
- 23% Bored Mouth
Curry bought BAYC #7990 for 55 ETH (US$180,000)
Curry's Twitter profile picture is his newly bought BAYC #7990 avatar
Curry's BAKC avatar #9538
Sotheby’s New York
Sale: Ape In! (NFT Collectibles)
Date: 2 to 9 September