Target Selling Exclusive 2007 Topps Factory Set
Nov 26 2007 4:56PM
Once again this holiday season, Target stores nationwide will be providing collectors the opportunity to purchase limited edition 2007 Topps Factory sets which include a special Mickey Mantle relic card.
The sets, retailing for $59.95, became available Friday, November 23, and are currently in-stock while supplies last. The traditional 664-card base set will be accompanied by one of seven confirmed Mickey Mantle relics. The relics -- white, tan, dark blue, dark green, lime green, red and plaid – all originated from the Mantle estate which has an exclusive licensing deal with Topps.
The Mantle relics are encased in a reprinted card of the either the famous 1953 or 1956 Topps issues. Early eBay sales for the plaid relic have been the strongest, routinely commanding $40 per. The more traditional single color swatches are still commanding strong activity on the open market, averaging about $25-$30 per.