1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball High-Grade Complete Set ...
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Description1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball High-Grade Complete Set (792). Part of Topps' 40th Anniversary celebration in 1991 are these very special cards that were circulated for our brave sons and daughters in the United States military. The operation was dubbed "Desert Shield" which is what these limited edition cards are referred to. The cards parallel to the 1991 standard issue but display a special gold-foil "Desert Shield" emblem identifying them as one of a reported production of less than 7,000 of each card. The cards circulated in single card packs, an offer to buy a complete set was never presented by Topps. This means 792-card complete sets were very difficult to assemble and that remains true on the 29th Anniversary of this most patriotic issue. A total of 53 cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: Graded - PSA GEM MINT 10: 6 cards, #'s 46, 108, 470, 660, 697, 771; PSA MINT 9: 36 cards, #'s 1 Ryan, 2 Brett RB, 6 Ryan RB, 60, 66, 68 Sheffield, 79 Thomas, 107, 129, 150 Ripken, 151, 175, 183, 250 Eckersley, 253, 258, 300 Puckett, 374, 450 Boggs, 480, 486, 496, 500 Clark, 507, 515, 530 Clemens, 552, 575 Yount, 596, 600 Jackson, 601, 654, 677, 709, 740 Sandberg, 790 Griffey; PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 3 cards, #'s 168, 230, 735; PSA NM-MT 8: 8 cards, #'s 39, 170 Fisk, 254, 333 Jones, 391 Henderson AS, 401 Bonds. AS, 414 Sosa, 670 Henderson. Ungraded - #'s 35 Maddux (NM/MT), 82 Glavine (NM/MT), 100 Mattingly (NM/MT), 225 Johnson (NM/MT), 392 Griffey AS (VG/EX), 540 Brett (NM/MT), 570 Bonds (NM). Grades overall NM to NM/MT with some nicer, some lesser. SMR value approaches $5,000.00.
Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - up.
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