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After Facing Injuries, Ex-MLB Player Micah Johnson Became An Artist With Digital Artwork Valued At $19M

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If it weren’t for injuries stemming from baseball, Micah Johnson would have never had an NFT collection worth millions of dollars.

Johnson’s story was recently told in Fortune Magazine, where he revealed that, per CryptoArt, the primary and secondary sales of his NFT collection totaled $19 million.

But that’s not how things were meant to go in his initial plan. Johnson started out as a baseball player.

From 2015 to 2017, he played for teams like the Chicago White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and The Atlanta Braves. But after suffering a series of injuries, including a torn shoulder and a fractured wrist, Johnson hung up his baseball mitt and picked up a paintbrush, devoting his time to becoming a full-time visual artist.

But things changed again in 2019 when Johnson realized he was expecting a child with his long-term partner. He’d learned about NFTs as a way to possibly make more money selling his art, and put together his first NFT collection.

The first sale from his digital art came in 2020 when he sold animated artwork featuring a Black baseball player called “.15…

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