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    1991 Topps Desert Shield Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs! In 1991, Topps was celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first card promotions 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 Korea had now been replaced by Iraq and our brave sons and daughters in the military were once again called upon to free Kuwait from a dictator named Saddam Hussein. The freedom effort was based out of Saudi Arabia and was dubbed "Operation Desert Shield." As a show of support, Topps produced special "Desert Shield" cards that were a parallel to the standard '91 issue but display 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. Offered is a full box of 36 unopened packs. 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. We did take the opportunity to open three packs to verify the contents. One pack was highlighted by Joe Girardi and Lee Smith. Another pack included a Ryne Sandberg All-Star card and the third pack didn't have any notable names. This box offered is complete with 36 unopened packs and the contents from the 3 packs we opened. This is one of the rarest boxes from the last 30 years. Moderate wear exhibited throughout. NOTE: All packs appear to be undisturbed with their original seal intact. We have judged the packs to the best of our expertise but cannot guarantee the assessment of a third party grader, please bid accordingly. Sold as is, no returns.

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