Baseball player Bobby Bonilla’s Contract with New York Mets is sold as an NFT

Bobby Bonilla’s infamous contract with the New York Mets is still being paid out.

The addition to Bonilla’s contract, the deferred compensation agreement, has been sold through collectibles marketplace Goldin for $180,000, including the buyer’s premium. The auction was completed late Saturday night.


Bonilla, of course, is owed a whopping amount i.e. $1,193,248.20 from the Mets every July 1 known throughout the sports world as “Bobby Bonilla Day” through 2035 as part of the most infamous payment contract in American professional sports history. Bobby Bonilla’s age will be 72 when the payments are complete.

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Perks to the winner for acquiring the Bobby Bonilla NFT contract

The auction winner acquires 30-minute Zoom calls with Bonilla and, individually, Dennis Gilbert, the agent who brokered Bonilla’s suspension deal. The winner also accumulates a signed baseball, a game-used bat from Bonilla’s personal collection, and a 1-of-1 Bobby Bonilla contract NFT.

On top of all that, the winner will get to spend a day with Bonilla in New York. This includes breakfast, a trip to Citi Field for a batting practice viewing and a Mets game, and dinner. The day will take place in the year 2023.

On Saturday, At 9:30 p.m. ET, the lot for the Bonilla contract was at $22,800. Fifty minutes and 15 bids later, the Bonilla-ganza six figures.

The contract has been in Gilbert’s occupancy since signing. The lot contains a letter of origin from Gilbert and a letter of genuineness from Beckett Authentication.

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