SELENA FOREVER: Selena fans get their hands on last collectible cup

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Selena fans got their hands on the third and final limited-edition cup Saturday.

The final cup of the series went on sale at stripes stores. Each sale has become an event for some fans who've waited in lines for the unveilings.

The "Selena Forever" cup features a close-up photo of the star along with the phrase "Selena Forever" and a purple lid.



The first of the designs was released in February and featured the phrase, "Queen of Cumbia," as Selena was affectionately known.

The second cup came out in March and had a "Selena Rose" theme with a bright red lid and signature white roses.

Like with previous releases, customers are limited to two cups. You can get in line as early as 8 a.m., but the cups will go on sale at 10 a.m. at participating stores across Texas and Louisiana while supplies last.

Stripes worked with Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to create all three designs.

The cups hold either hot or cold beverages, are double wall-insulated, dishwasher safe and BPA free, Stripes says.

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It may seem a bit extra to set a reminder for the impending sale, but if you want one, it could be worth it, with fans waiting in line for hours in the past.

One fan at Saturday's sale told ABC13 Eyewitness News she even named her daughter after the singer.

"My daughter was two years old when Selena got murdered. And my daughter's name is Selena because of her," said Petra Valdez.

The first limited-edition cup release was in March 2017. Stripes stores may have underestimated the demand because the cups sold out quickly.

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Then a little over a year later, the chain released two new cups that sold out at locations within minutes.

Fan Angelica Gaitan said at the time, "It's not just a cup. It's Selena's cup. You own it. You cherish it forever. You never use it!"

It appears some fans really take that attitude to heart.

The cups, which are normally $2.99, went for as much as $81 on eBay.

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