Posted on April 8, 2018 by Romeo
It didn’t take long for the Stripes convenience stores to sell out of commemorative collectible cups honoring the late Tejano singer Selena.
The cups went on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, with fans lining up to get one before they sold out.
A short time after they went on sale, Stripes posted on Facebook that they had already sold out. Each cup was $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds went to the Selena Foundation.
Of course, it didn’t take long for the cups to show up on eBay with people selling them on the site, where sellers were asking for hundreds of dollars for each of the sold-out cups.
Stripes worked with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to create the two designs featuring the Tejano superstar.
“I am excited to work with Stripes again on these beautiful commemorative cups of my sister featuring Selena’s image. One of the designs this year is a watercolor painting created by New York artist Santi Siguenza, and it’s also our official logo for the 2018 Fiesta De La Flor event,” said Suzette Quintanilla, CEO of Q-Productions.
There’s a black and white cup with a black lid featuring a close-up of Selena’s face with her logo in red and her signature white rose.
The other one is described as a watercolor cup, which according to Stripes, is a commissioned art piece designed by New York artist San Sigü Enza and was created especially for the 2018 Fiesta de la Flor event, the two-day music festival that honors Selena.
If you missed out on your chance, you can still get one of the cups at the Fiesta de la Flor festival on April 13 and 14 in Corpus Christi.