Monday, November 03, 2014
1991 Topps Desert Storm 2nd Series (Victory Series)
We have here a pack of 1991 Topps Desert Storm Series 2, or the 2nd Series, or Victory Series. Topps put out three series of Desert Storm cards. Series 1 was cards 1 - 88 and stickers 1-22, Series 2 had cards 89 - 176 and stickers 23 - 33, and Series 3, the Homecoming Series, had cards 177 - 266 and stickers 34 - 44. I'm not sure if the 2 later series were planned or if the success of the first series prompted the creation of two more issues.
Regardless I was able to pick a box of each of the 3 series for ten cents a pack from Don's big sale a while back and as a collector who loves history couldn't resist cheap militaria cards. Let's see what I got.
I really like all the plane and tank cards in this set.
One great thing about this pack, no gum. And the sticker was on the bottom, so no wax backs to the cards. I'm not sure why Topps didn't figure something like this out on it's sports issues back in the 50's.