Silicon Valley billionaire shares ‘unrecognisable’ 30-year-old photo of himself

A 30-year-old photo of Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has emerged and it looks nothing like him.

Zuckerberg shared a photo of an old baseball card of himself from when he was 8, and people are shocked at the resemblance.

Metropolis Comics, which is selling the baseball card as an NFT, said "Mark had this card personally-made in 1992 and gave it to his favourite camp counselor, Allie Tarantino.

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"Allie accepted the gift and playfully asked Mark to sign it, like a real baseball player. Mark enthusiastically agreed and now, 30 years later, the card has finally surfaced. In a world, filled with high-value sports cards."

The camp counselor who held onto the card for all these years, Allie Tarantino, said: "I've been telling this story for quite a while, about how I knew Mark as a camper, and it always astonished people to see that this card actually exists.

"But I feel that my part of the story is over, so due to Mark's prominence in the tech world, and the fact that he's one of the most famous people on the planet, I figure now is a good time to sell this card and put it on market."

The physical baseball card as well as an NFT of it via an auction on ComicConnect.

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What is an NFT?

Created in 2014, a non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique piece of data that acts as the original version of a digital asset.

The ability to copy, rip, and share almost anything on the Internet has created problems for copyright and ownership, so an NFT acts as 'the original' version coming with a certified owner.

Art NFTs are very popular but you can make NFTs of almost any content format including music, memes, videogames, and more.

NFTs have become big business for traders. The most expensive NFT ever sold was 'The Merge', a series of NFTs that went for $91.8 million (£75m) last year.


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