I just saw this on the Topps blog and I have to say, once again, I don’t get it. Will there still be Finest? You betcha! What about Sterling? Yeppers! So Topps Marquess fits somewhere between? I’m guessing yup!
While it’s hard to argue that this is a nice set (as you will see from the pictures), once again we hit a price point which eliminates plenty of collectors from going after this set. A box, which consists of four mini boxes is going to run in the neighborhood of $200. Each box will contain one on-card autograph, on autographed multi-piece Relic, one jumbo Relic and one quad Relic. While mini-boxes (packs) contain 5 cards, one of which is the hit. From the checklist, it’s looking like an awful lot of $10 “hits” to me, however there are some pretty slick looking cards.
Keep in mind these are the teaser cards so there will be quite a few “economically” feasible autographs and game used in there as well.
The full checklist can be found here <link> (PDF file).