Former President Donald Trump made a return to his Instagram account, posting content for the first time since January 5, 2021, which was a day prior to the infamous riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol. He shared images to announce the launch of the second series of his digital trading cards, following the success of the first series. In one of the images, Trump can be seen holding the Liberty Bell, while the second image features him dressed as a superhero.
Before these latest images showcasing his digital trading cards, Trump's previous post on the platform had been an invitation to his followers to join him at the Save America March on January 6, 2021, which took place at The Ellipse, located in front of the White House. Regarding the price of the second series of digital trading cards, Trump expressed his decision to keep it the same as the first series, even though they could potentially sell for significantly more.
The release of Trump's digital trading cards was initially teased in December during a period of relative inactivity for his 2024 campaign. The major announcement was the launch of these trading cards, which Trump described as featuring "amazing art" representing various moments from his life and career. Each card was priced at $99 and sold out within a day. The second series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are now available at the same price.
The cards' website, linked in Trump's Instagram bio, encourages supporters to purchase 47 digital trading cards, which would grant them a ticket to attend a dinner with the former president at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Trump mentioned that he could have set a higher price for the cards, but chose not to do so, questioning if he would be given any "nice guy" credit for his decision.
It is important to note that the website clearly states that the proceeds from the sale of the digital trading cards will not be directed toward Trump's 2024 campaign, emphasizing that the cards are not political and have no connection to any political campaign.