In an effort to raise money for charity, the NFT for sale on Coinbase’s NFT marketplace sparked a bidding war on Wednesday.

In a charity auction-style bidding war on Wednesday, a non-fungible token (NFT) ticket to drink beer with actor Bill Murray went for 119.2 ether (ETH), or about $185,000.

The NFT is a 1/1 collectible that was made by The Shack in partnership with Coinbase’s non-fungible token marketplace. It is a part of the actor’s “Bill Murray 1000” collection. So far, only 82 of the 1,000 NFTs in the collection have been released. The 1/1 is the only one that can be used to buy beer, and the cheapest edition on Coinbase’s (COIN) marketplace costs 11 ETH, or about $17,000.

Six different JPEG collectors got into a bidding war over the item, and it took 60 bids for Coinbase user Brant Boersma to win.

Brant Boersma will get a painting of their date with the actor and the blockchain. The artist who made the collection, David Grizzle, will be there to paint a picture of Brant Boersma and Murray together, which the holder gets to keep while they drink their beer.

“I didn’t know what to think because I’m new to NFTs in general,” Grizzle told CoinDesk about the sale. “Earlier this year, I put some of my collections on OpenSea, so everything that is going on right now is just amazing.”

The website for the project says that each NFT in the collection has anecdotes and stories from Murray that have never been told before.

Murray doesn’t seem like much of a techie, but he does have a nice collection of NFTs. The actor from “Groundhog Day” has NFTs from top collections like CryptoPunks, Deadfellas, Cool Cats, and LinksDAO.

A Coinbase rep told CoinDesk that Murray’s team will give the money from the sale to Chive Charities, a non-profit that helps the families of veterans and first responders.

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