By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor
This year’s edition of the hobby’s most-collected baseball card set, the Topps flagship brand, will arrive in factory set form in mid-July packing a bit of a bonus.
The hobby shop version will include a pack of five red parallel cards — a random assortment from the 660-card set — along with every card in Series 1 and 2.
There have been various retail-bonus versions of the set produced in recent years, but this is the lone version of the product unveiled thus far this year. The hobby box features 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and All-Star mainstay Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners.
It will ship immediately after the MLB All-Star Game, set for July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
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