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    1991 Topps Desert Shield SGC-Graded Complete Set (792). In 1991 Topps was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first card promotion back in 1951. Forty years later, the world had changed considerably yet in some ways stayed the same. The war in Korea was replaced by a war in Iraq with our brave sons and daughters in the military called upon to free a small country from oppressive rule. 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 issued 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 792-card complete set with 58% of the set (that's 462 cards!) grading MINT or Gem MINT, another 37% grades NM to NM-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 - Includes: SGC 98 Gem Mint 10: 57 cards, #'s 95 Molitor, 150 Ripken, 392 Griffey Jr. AS, 450 Boggs, 570 Bonds, 575 Yount, 600 Bo Jackson; SGC 96 Mint 9: 401 cards, #'s 1 Ryan, 2 Brett RB, 7 Sandberg RB, 100 Mattingly, 120 Carter, 140 McGriff, 180 Gwynn, 200 Strawberry, 225 Randy Johnson, 333 Jones, 391 Henderson AS, 401 Bonds AS, 500 Clark, 530 Clemens, 630 Winfield, 740 Sandberg; SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 128 cards, #'s 5 Ripken RB, 35 Maddux, 79 Thomas, 130 Ozzie Smith, 170 Fisk, 250 Eckersley, 270 McGwire, 414 Sosa, 565 Biggio, 640 Dawson, 730 Larkin, 790 Griffey Jr.; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 83 cards, #'s 3 Fisk RB, 540 Brett; SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 31 cards, #'s 6 Ryan RB, 300 Puckett; SGC 84 NM 7: 52 cards, #'s 310 Carter, 590 Murray, 670 Henderson; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 29 cards; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 1 card; SGC 60 EX 5: 5 cards; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 5 cards. Please see our web site for a detailed list of the contents of this collection.


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    Includes: SGC 98 Gem Mint 10: 57 cards, #'s 13, 18, 43, 52, 90, 95 Molitor, 129, 136, 144, 150 Ripken, 167, 218, 221, 230, 240, 246, 252, 268, 273, 285, 344, 368, 379, 392 Griffey Jr. AS, 412, 419, 424, 450 Boggs, 457, 467, 473, 489, 508, 511, 538, 561, 570 Bonds, 574, 575 Yount, 578, 598, 600 Bo Jackson, 620, 627, 650, 652, 662, 668, 674, 688, 699, 704, 721, 724, 739, 779 and 791;

    SGC 96 MINT 9: 401 cards, #'s 1 Ryan, 2 Brett RB, 7 Sandberg RB, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 34, 36, 41, 44, 45, 47, 49, 51, 54, 55, 57, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 89, 91, 93, 94, 98, 99, 100 Mattingly, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120 Carter, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 132, 137, 139, 140 McGriff, 141, 143, 145, 146, 148, 149, 151, 153, 154, 156, 158, 159, 161, 162, 164, 168, 169, 171, 172, 175, 176, 178, 180 Gwynn, 182, 185, 186, 188, 189, 190, 192, 194, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200 Strawberry, 204, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213, 216, 217, 219, 223, 224, 225 Randy Johnson, 227, 228, 229, 231, 233, 234, 235, 238, 241, 245, 247, 249, 251, 254, 256, 259, 260, 261, 262, 265, 266, 267, 269, 272, 274, 278, 280, 281, 282, 284, 290, 292, 294, 295, 297, 298, 299, 301, 304, 308, 312, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 325, 326, 328, 329, 330, 331, 333 Jones, 337, 338, 341, 342, 343, 345, 346, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 357, 358, 360, 363, 364, 366, 369, 371, 377, 378, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 388, 389, 391 Henderson AS, 397, 400, 401 Bonds AS, 403, 404, 405, 409, 418, 421, 422, 423, 425, 427, 433, 434, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 451, 452, 455, 456, 459, 460, 464, 468, 469, 472, 474, 476, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 486, 487, 488, 490, 493, 495, 500 Clark, 501, 503, 504, 507, 509, 510, 513, 514, 515, 516, 518, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 528, 529, 530 Clemens, 531, 532, 533, 543, 544, 546, 548, 550, 551, 552, 553, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 562, 563, 564, 566, 567, 569, 572, 573, 577, 581, 582, 584, 585, 586, 587, 588, 594, 595, 597, 599, 601, 602, 605, 610, 611, 613, 615, 618, 621, 624, 626, 629, 630 Winfield, 632, 633, 639, 644, 645, 646, 651, 657, 659, 660, 664, 667, 669, 671, 675, 676, 678, 679, 682, 683, 684, 685, 695, 696, 701, 702, 703, 706, 709, 711, 712, 714, 715, 716, 717, 720, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 732, 733, 734, 735, 740 Sandberg, 741, 744, 745, 748, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 773, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 780, 782, 784, 786 and 788;

    SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 128 cards, #'s 5 Ripken RB, 10, 20, 27, 31, 35 Maddux, 39, 42, 59, 65, 73, 75, 79 Thomas, 83, 85, 86, 88, 96, 104, 110, 116, 124, 130 Ozzie Smith, 131, 134, 135, 138, 142, 160, 165, 170 Fisk, 174, 183, 184, 187, 195, 209, 226, 233, 236, 237, 242, 250 Eckersley, 253, 258, 270 McGwire, 275, 277, 283, 286, 289, 293, 296, 303, 305, 306, 314, 323, 324, 347, 359, 361, 365, 370, 372, 387, 411, 413, 414 Sosa, 430, 431, 444, 446, 449, 458, 461, 462, 465, 471, 475, 477, 478, 485,  494, 496, 498, 524, 535, 549, 565 Biggio, 568, 571, 580, 591, 603, 609, 612, 617, 625, 637, 640 Dawson, 643, 648, 649, 653, 654, 656, 658, 663, 666, 673, 681, 687, 693, 697, 705, 707, 708, 713, 730 Larkin, 731, 737, 738, 751, 766, 772, 790 Griffey Jr. and 792;

    SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 83 cards, #'s 3 Fisk RB, 8, 11, 17, 22, 32, 46, 48, 53, 56, 58, 61, 70, 84, 87, 121, 157, 163, 166, 177, 181, 215, 248, 257, 264, 279, 287, 309, 311, 316, 332, 334, 336, 340, 348, 349, 375, 390, 393, 407, 408, 416, 429, 436, 454, 466, 492, 497, 499, 506, 517, 519, 527, 537, 540 Brett, 542, 560, 583, 589, 592, 593, 604, 606, 619, 622, 623, 631, 634, 638, 641, 642, 665, 672, 677, 686, 689, 690, 719, 736, 743, 746, 747 and 783;

    SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 31 cards, #'s 6 Ryan RB, 33, 37, 50, 69, 114, 173, 205, 244, 255, 276, 288, 291, 300 Puckett, 356, 367, 376, 410, 491, 502, 505, 512, 541, 554, 579, 628, 636, 647, 680, 691 and 781;

    SGC 84 NM 7: 52 cards, #'s 4, 14, 15, 26, 40, 78, 155, 179, 193, 214, 222, 239, 243, 310 Carter, 313, 327, 335, 339, 373, 374, 380, 395, 402, 406, 415, 417, 420, 426, 428, 432, 447, 448, 463, 520, 536, 539, 545, 576, 590 Murray, 607, 608, 614, 616, 635, 670 Henderson, 692, 694, 698, 710, 723, 750 and 789;

    SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 29 cards, #'s 38, 60, 92, 97, 133, 147, 191, 202, 203, 232, 271, 302, 307, 394, 396, 435, 437, 453, 470, 596, 655, 661, 700, 718, 729, 742, 749, 765 and 785;

    SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 1 card, #362;

    SGC 60 EX 5: 5 cards, #'s 152, 201, 220, 350 and 547;

    SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 5 cards, #'s 210, 386, 398 Sandberg AS, 399 and 787.



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