Tom Brady buys Bored Ape #3667 for 133 ETH

A GOAT has joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Earlier this week, reports indicated that Tom Brady bought Bored Ape #3667 for 133 ETH or $460,000. After a tweet asking Brady directly if he bought this particular Ape, the legendary quarterback replied, “I didn’t breathe.”

The comment, seen by many as confirmation of purchase, refers to the “Bored Unshaven Cigarette” mouth trait of #3667. Some have taken it as a “joint” rather than a cigarette.

If the news is true, Tom Brady would be one of the biggest stars to enter the Yacht Club. He joins Madonna, Neymar and Gwyneth Paltrow as recent entrants and is only the second major celebrity to buy a BAYC NFT since the drop of ApeCoin in March.

#3667 is ranked #4162 in rarity out of 10,000 monkeys in the collection. It has six traits including the bored unshaven cigarette, evil eyes, and dark brown fur. The rarest feature is his WW2 Pilot Helmet, which has only 110 or 1.1% of the monkeys in the collection.

Tom Brady is an outspoken advocate of crypto and NFTs

Tom Brady is no stranger to the world of cryptocurrency and NFT. He advocates for crypto use and has an agreement with FTX to promote his platform. And he co-founded the NFT marketplace Autograph, which aims to connect top athletes with their fans through collectable, non-replaceable tokens.

Autograph has been busy, raising hundreds of millions of dollars earlier this year and recently partnering with ESPN after the sports media giant launched Tom Brady collectibles.

It’s no surprise then that the first high-profile NFT collection to join the American football GOAT is the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). Yuga Labs, the team behind BAYC, has also been busy dropping ApeCoin this spring to the delight of Bored Ape holders and promoting their upcoming metaverse launch (dubbed Otherside).

Currently, BAYC is widely regarded as the NFT project with the best profile picture in the NFT world, surpassing the ever leading CryptoPunks collection. And Brady will go down in history as arguably the greatest player to ever play professional football.

There’s no telling if Brady’s entry into the Yacht Club will be a sign of a future collaboration between BAYC and Brady’s crypto interests or if it will just be another well-known celebrity entering the club.

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