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    1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball Wax Box With 36 Packs. In 1991, Topps was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first card promotions in 1951. At the same time our brave American sons and daughters in the military were called upon to free Kuwait from a dictator named Hussein. The freedom effort was dubbed "Operation Desert Shield." With few things more All-American than baseball cards, Topps produced special "Desert Shield" cards that were a parallel to the standard '91 issue but featured a special gold-foil "Desert Shield" emblem. The reported production was less than 6,000 of each card, all intended for the soldiers serving overseas. Reports that some cards never made it to their intended overseas audience. No complete sets were ever issued by Topps. Inside could be a Mint or Gem MT card of any one of the great stars of the era like Griffey, Jr., Ripken, Thomas, Mattingly, Ryan, Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Johnson, Brett, Bonds, Henderson, Sandberg, Smith, Puckett, Gwynn, Boggs plus others and the rookie card of Chipper Jones. This is a very rare opportunity as this is one of the rarest wax boxes of the last 40 years. Box exhibits moderate wear throughout. The packs have been inspected and passed review by Steve Hart and comes sealed in the Baseball Card Exchange wrapper.

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