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    1991 Topps Desert Shield 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 25th Anniversary of this most patriotic issue. While rumors of cards ending up in hands of non-military personnel persist, this set comes to Heritage directly from a veteran of our armed forces. All of the great stars of the era are included. A total of 39 cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: Graded - PSA GEM MT 10: 14 cards, #'s 35 Maddux, 150 Ripken, 235, 364, 439, 499, 513, 521, 553, 573, 575 Yount, 625, 639, 720 Fielder; PSA MINT 9: 19 cards, #'s 80, 136, 212, 218, 227, 300 Puckett, 327, 363, 373, 401 Bonds AS, 473, 479, 500 Clark, 534, 590 Murray, 690, 706, 740 Sandberg, 750; PSA NM-MT 8: 6 cards, #'s 79 Thomas, 95 Molitor, 111, 333 Jones, 343, 660. Ungraded - #'s 1 Ryan (VG/EX), 5 Ripken RB (NM/MT), 6 Ryan RB (NM/MT), 100 Mattingly (NM/MT), 180 Gwynn (NM/MT), 225 Johnson (NM/MT), 270 McGwire (NM), 392 Griffey Jr. AS (NM), 398 Sandberg AS (EX/MT), 450 Boggs (NM/MT), 530 Clemens (NM/MT), 540 Brett (NM/MT), 570 Bonds (NM), 670 Henderson (NM/MT), 790 Griffey Jr. (NM). Grades 95% NM to NM/MT with many MINT, 5% EX to EX/MT (one lesser).

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