Today marks the annual ‘This One’s For You’ baseball game. This event honors all of the service men and women who bravely serve our country. To go along with this event, this week I will highlight a commemorative baseball card set that also honors American heroes, the 1991 Topps Desert Shield set.
These 792 standard-size cards are a parallel set to the regular 1991 Topps issue. These cards were issued in special packs available only to service people serving in the Desert Shield (later to be the Desert Storm) campaign. The cards are differentiated by a “Desert Shield” gold foil logo in the upper right corner. There were many different types of forgeries created for these cards so some caution is urged in purchasing any expensive cards from the set. I am fortunate enough to have one of these special cards, #670 Rickey Henderson.
So to all of the past and present American service personnel, I salute you, Major League Baseball Salutes you, and America salutes you. Until next week, This Set’s For You!