There’s a lot of friction in the collectibles world — and this prevents cards from being traded easily, according to Pustelnik.
“For you to buy and sell quickly, you have to deal with shipping, getting them, rating services … there’s a lot of friction that prevents the easy swapping of assets,” he said.
An NFT version of a physical card helps to eliminate this friction — and enables those who trade in these assets to quickly facilitate swaps and liquidate their cards if they need to.
“It’s like eBay but better,” Pustelnik said.
Of course, this has no bearing on someone’s ability to have a physical trading card take pride of place in their house. If they want to get their hands on it, all they need to do is get Digible to send it to their address.