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    1991 Topps Desert Shield Near Set (777/792) - #7 on the PSA Set Registry. This is the #7 set on the PSA Set Registry with a GPA of 8.77! In 1991 Topps was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first card promotion back in 1951. Although 40 years later, the world had changed considerably yet in some ways stayed the same. Korea had now been replaced by Iraq and our brave sons and daughters in the military were once again called upon to free a small country called Kuwait from a dictator named Hussein. The freedom effort was based out of Saudi Arabia and was dubbed "Operation Desert Shield." As a show of support, Topps produced "Desert Shield" cards that were a 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 intended for the soldiers serving overseas. The cards circulated in single card packs and were prized by military personnel but didn't seem to have made it to their intended overseas audience. No complete sets were ever issue by Topps. Today complete sets are extremely difficult to assemble. All of the great stars of the era are included with the key rookie card being a young man from Atlanta named Chipper Jones.

    Offered is a 777-card near set with every card graded between NM-MT 8 and Gem MT 10 by PSA including over 500 cards grade MINT or Gem MT! While some may not find that a surprise for a set barely 21 years old, remember that the cards came sold as singles to military personnel, who were hardly in a position to just open a pack and slip the card into a protective sleeve. Some highlights: Graded - PSA Gem MT 10: 88 cards, w/#'s 1 Ryan, 29, 35 Maddux, 38, 42, 49, 52, 63, 82, 107, 118, 122, 137, 150 Ripken, 151, 156, 169, 181, 183, 212, 219, 237, 271, 278, 281, 298, 325, 327, 333 Chipper Jones, 348, 353, 355, 369, 370, 374, 379, 384, 387, 391 Henderson, 397, 406, 413, 414 Sosa, 421, 427, 460, 468, 469, 499, 504, 508, 515, 521, 523, 532, 541, 557, 569, 570 Bonds, 575 Yount, 580, 585, 601, 645, 657, 660, 661, 664, 673, 675, 680, 684, 689, 697, 699, 701, 719, 722, 724, 726, 728, 736, 744, 765, 771, 778, 781, 791; PSA Mint 9: 423 cards, #'s 2 Brett, 3, 4, 6 Ryan, 7 Sandberg, 100 Mattingly, Gwynn, 225 Johnson, 270 McGwire, Griffey Jr., 398 Sandberg, 401 Bonds, 540 Brett, 670 Henderson, 740 Sandberg and 790 Griffey Jr.; PSA NM/MT+ 8.5: 2 cards; PSA NM-MT 8: 264 cards, w/#'s 5 Ripken, 300 Puckett and 530 Clemens. Please see our web site for a detailed list of the contents of this collection.


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    PSA Gem MT 10: 88 cards, #'s 1 Ryan, 29, 35 Maddux, 38, 42, 49, 52, 63, 82, 107, 118, 122, 137, 150 Ripken, 151, 156, 169, 181, 183, 212, 219, 237, 271, 278, 281, 298, 325, 327, 333 Chipper Jones, 348, 353, 355, 369, 370, 374, 379, 384, 387, 391 Henderson, 397, 406, 413, 414 Sosa, 421, 427, 460, 468, 469, 499, 504, 508, 515, 521, 523, 532, 541, 557, 569, 570 Bonds, 575 Yount, 580, 585, 601, 645, 657, 660, 661, 664, 673, 675, 680, 684, 689, 697, 699, 701, 719, 722, 724, 726, 728, 736, 744, 765, 771, 778, 781, 791;

    PSA Mint 9: 423 cards, #'s 2 Brett, 3, 4, 6 Ryan, 7 Sandberg, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 36, 37, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 75, 76, 79, 80, 81, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 100 Mattingly, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119, 121, 127, 129, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 159, 160, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 174, 178, 180 Gwynn, 185, 187, 188, 190, 192, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 207, 209, 211, 213, 216, 217, 218, 220, 224, 225 Johnson, 226, 227, 229, 230, 232, 235, 238, 239, 240, 241, 243, 245, 246, 247, 249, 254, 255, 258, 259, 260, 261, 263, 266, 267, 270 McGwire, 273, 274, 276, 277, 279, 283, 285, 286, 289, 290, 294, 295, 296, 299, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 312, 313, 318, 319, 322, 329, 330, 332, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 343, 344, 345, 346, 349, 350, 351, 356, 357, 359, 360, 361, 362, 364, 366, 371, 373, 376, 377, 378, 380, 382, 385, 388, 389, 390, 392 Griffey Jr., 394, 398 Sandberg, 399, 400, 401 Bonds, 405, 408, 409, 410, 411, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 424, 425, 426, 430, 433, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 442, 452, 453, 455, 457, 458, 459, 462, 463, 464, 467, 470, 471, 473, 474, 476, 480, 482, 483, 485, 486, 488, 490, 491, 492, 493, 495, 500, 503, 507, 509, 510, 511, 512, 514, 516, 517, 519, 520, 522, 524, 526, 528, 529, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540 Brett, 544, 545, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 555, 556, 558, 559, 561, 566, 567, 568, 571, 572, 573, 578, 583, 588, 590, 591, 592, 595, 597, 599, 600, 602, 604, 605, 606, 608, 609, 611, 612, 613, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 625, 626, 627, 629, 630, 632, 633, 639, 641, 646, 649, 650, 651, 653, 654, 658, 659, 662, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670 Henderson, 671, 672, 674, 676, 685, 687, 690, 693, 694, 695, 698, 703, 704, 706, 707, 708, 711, 712, 714, 716, 720, 721, 723, 725, 727, 729, 731, 732, 733, 734, 737, 738, 740 Sandberg, 741, 745, 746, 747, 750, 751, 756, 757, 758, 760, 762, 763, 766, 767, 769, 770, 772, 773, 774, 776, 779, 782, 784, 786, 787 and 790 Griffey Jr.;  

    PSA NM/MT+ 8.5: 2 cards, #'s 479 and 560;

    PSA NM-MT 8: 264 cards, #'s 5 Ripken, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 32, 33, 41, 53, 54, 58, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 83, 84, 88, 91, 97, 99, 106, 108, 109, 112, 115, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 130, 133, 138, 139, 142, 146, 152, 155, 157, 158, 161, 171, 173, 175, 176, 177, 179, 182, 184, 186, 189, 191, 193, 194, 205, 206, 208, 214, 215, 221, 222, 223, 228, 231, 233, 234, 236, 242, 248, 250, 251, 252, 253, 256, 257, 262, 264, 265, 268, 269, 272, 275, 280, 282, 284, 287, 288, 291, 292, 293, 297, 300 Puckett, 310, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 321, 323, 324, 326, 328, 331, 334, 341, 342, 347, 352, 354, 358, 363, 365, 367, 368, 372, 381, 383, 386, 393, 395, 396, 402, 407, 418, 422, 423, 428, 429, 431, 432, 434, 435, 440, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 454, 461, 465, 466, 472, 475, 477, 478, 481, 484, 487, 489, 494, 496, 497, 498, 501, 502, 505, 506, 513, 518, 525, 527, 530 Clemens, 542, 543, 546, 547, 554, 562, 563, 564, 565, 574, 576, 577, 579, 581, 582, 584, 586, 587, 589, 593, 594, 596, 598, 603, 607, 610, 614, 615, 622, 623, 624, 628, 631, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 640, 642, 643, 644, 647, 648, 652, 655, 656, 663, 665, 677, 678, 679, 681, 682, 683, 686, 688, 691, 692, 696, 700, 702, 705, 710, 715, 717, 718, 730, 735, 739, 742, 743, 748, 749, 752, 753, 754, 755, 759, 761, 764, 768, 775, 777, 783, 785, 788 and 792.  



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