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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 Korea had now been replaced by Iraq and our brave sons and daughters in the military were once again called upon to free Kuwait from a dictator named Hussein.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. While there are stories some cards never made it their intended overseas audience, we are proud to say our consignor served our country and has held onto these cards for over 25 years. The outer box does have some wear - you would too if you had traveled about 15,000 miles in a military duffel bag - but the packs are in the EX/MT or better range. No complete sets were ever issue by Topps. 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. This is a very rare opportunity as this is the rarest wax box of the last 40 years.

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