VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - WNBA Top Shot today announced that 4x WNBA Champion and 5x Olympic Gold Medalist, Sue Bird; and 2x WNBA Champion, 2x WNBA Finals MVP and 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Sylvia Fowles will highlight two upcoming limited-edition pack drops as a homage to their storied careers.
Soon after, WNBA Top Shot will release Sue Bird'sGame Recognize Game pack, a first of its kind collection for WNBA Top Shot. The Rare set will feature nine contemporary and historical plays curated by Sue. Each Moment will include narration and commentary from Sue providing her reasoning for selecting each. The theme of the pack highlights players Sue has personally looked up to, players she has grown with, won with, and players she is passing the torch to as she retires from one of the best basketball careers of all-time.
As part of this announcement, Dapper Labs is also donating a percentage of their revenue from the sales of Moments featuring Sue and Syl – up to $50,000 per player for a total of $100,000 – to the National Women's Law Center in support of gender justice across issues central to the lives of women and girls.
"Throughout my career in the W, advocating for and empowering women in sports has been my mission," said Sue Bird, "I'm thrilled to partner with WNBA Top Shot to help increase the representation of women's sports in the collectibles space. This is monumental for our game and this new generation of players. It's amazing to know that fans will now be able to truly connect to the greatness of the Women in our sport."
It's incredible that WNBA Top Shot is helping bring our league and players to the forefront in a new space," said Sylvia Fowles. "It's an honor to partner with WNBA Top Shot to immortalize my career in this space. Representation matters and I hope this breaks barriers for girls interested in sports while inspiring the next generation of women athletes and fans."
Fans can collect Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles' Moments from this season as a part of the W's 26th season WNBA Top Shot collection, which will feature the league's leading players, and the emerging stars and rookies Sue and Sylvia helped to pave the way for. To commemorate two of the best to do it, WNBA Top Shot will be releasing two packs highlighting Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird.
"Since debuting WNBA Top Shot, we've seen demand for the league increase significantly due to the passionate growing fanbase and admiration of the league," said Jayne Peressini, GM of WNBA Top Shot. "To honor their remarkable careers as they say farewell to the court, we're proud to partner with Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles to give fans a special way to celebrate these WNBA legends by collecting and owning some of their greatest moments."
For more information or to purchase, visit wnba.nbatopshot.com.