2015 Topps Baseball Factory sets could be a potentially big seller at the retail level this year, thanks to the inclusion of a five-card rookie variation set inserted into each 700-card set…but that’s not the only version offering an exclusive bonus.
There are three versions of the 2015 Topps Factory set:
- Hobby version with a cello pack containing five numbered orange parallel versions of random cards in the set
- All-Star Game version with the five-card cello pack containing exclusive All-Star cards (Clayton Kershaw, Buster Posey, Mike Trout, Jose Abreu and Miguel Cabrera)
- Retail version which has the five card rookie photo variations that include popular newcomers Kris Bryant, Joc Pederson, Jorge Soler, Devon Travis and Archie Bradley.
The bonus cards don’t replace regular cards in the set, but are simply a buyer incentive. Those who have broken factory sets and sold the exclusive cards are finding a good market for the Bryant, Trout and Pederson cards.
Each version of the Factory set comes in a slightly different box. The retail boxes are blue, the hobby are orange and the sets with the All-Star cards are red.
Retail prices for the 2015 Topps Factory sets generally fall between $45 and $60. You can see sets available on eBay here
Individual cards of the Hobby parallel sets are here.