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    1991 Topps Desert Shield High Grade Complete Set (792). In 1991 Topps was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first card promotion back in 1951. 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 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. 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. Complete sets are extremely difficult to assemble. All of the great stars of the era are included with the key rookie card being Chipper Jones. A total of 11 cards have been graded by SGC. Includes: Graded - SGC 96 MINT 9: 5 cards, #'s 79 Thomas, 150 Ripken, 180 Gwynn, 575 Yount, 740 Sandberg; SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 3 cards, #'s 300 Puckett, 392 Griffey AS, 530 Clemens; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 3 cards, #'s 100 Mattingly, 333 Jones, 670 Henderson. Ungraded - #'s 1 Ryan (VG/EX), 170 Fisk (NM/MT), 270 McGwire (NM), 398 Sandberg AS (NM/MT), 401 Bonds AS (NM/MT), 450 Boggs (NM/MT), 540 Brett (NM/MT), 570 Bonds (NM/MT), 790 Griffey Jr. (EX/MT). Grades 86% NM to NM/MT, 14% lesser.

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