Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1991 Topps Desert Storm
I've actually got two packs of these, but will save the other pack for another post. I was actually surprised these hadn't been posted on here before, so I am pleased to be able to show 'em off first.
The first item in the pack is a sticker - of the American Flag! Wahoo!!
Up next, a French Mirage Fighter. The back of the card gives a description, plus vital stats like Armament, Max speed, range (unavailable - DUH!), and contractor. Contractor!?
The destroyers shown below do not feature vital stats, only a description on the back. Evidently, we didn't want to give EVERYTHING away...
This card shows a group of soldiers "Manning the M-110." That is no easy task!
Here, we have a Phoenix Missile:
And a shot of the sun setting over the desert... All I see is the sun and a radar tower.
Hey, it's POTUS!
A cool shot of an E3A patrolling the airways:
And the last picture is the USS Midway. I just so happened to have been on this little puppy a couple years ago while at a conference in San Diego! How cool to have a card of it!!
I think it was a heck of a marketing ploy for Topps to produce trading cards of a wartime effort. Talk about your propaganda! Whether you agreed with the fight or not, the simple fact is: when Uncle Sam calls on you to produce cards, step up and make your money.
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