Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cards That Will Never See the Light of Day...EVER!!! 2008 Topps Retail Factory Set Edition.

2008 Topps Dick Perez Retail Factory Set Exclusive Cards. Most will never see the light of day...EVER!!!

As mentioned in a previous post, every blaster box of 2008 Topps Baseball sold exclusively at Wal-Mart has these beautiful cards painted by none other than the legendary Dick Perez. At ten cards per series (so far included with series 1 and 2), these are some of the most colorful cards to be found in the Topps collection.

The 2008 Topps Retail Factory sets include five cards from this wonderfully done set. Now, depending on where you buy the set, you get either a Mickey Mantle relic card (Target), or a Mickey Mantle Gold Refractor card (Wal-Mart) as a bonus. You can't go wrong either way here if you are a big Mantle collector (although the idea of cutting up more of his suits and ties is getting really old really fast). But back to the point.

Because Target was not in on the Dick Perez theme (they got the Topps 205 insert cards), the cards are numbered 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc. The five subjects were not featured in either previous series. They consist of:
  • Chase Utley
  • Derek Jeter
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Albert Pujols
  • Vladimir Guerrero
These five cards make a nice supplement to the 2008 Topps Dick Perez set (they should not count as part of the actual set as they are not numbered as such). And because they only way to get them is to actually open a factory set, they will rarely be found on the Bay. So buy the factory set, open them (he's suggesting that we do WHAT with these factory sets?), and add them to your collection. I promise, you can't go wrong with doing so. Otherwise, these cards will be among many that will never see the light of day...EVER!!!


JayBee Anama


bhill2324 said...

i have all 5 and might be looking to sell how much could i get for them.

bhill2324 said...

So if i have all 5 and am looking to sell how much could i get for them?