Several companies previously known for producing baseball trading cards saw the historic events unfolding in 1991, soon to be known as "The Gulf War," as an opportunity to document the action via their own unique media. Thus were born the Desert Storm Cards and one of the first sets to appear was from Topps, with three series of cards.
Although the cards from Topps were the only ones to include stickers, each competing manufacturer's set displays a unique quality. Check out the way each company chooses to describe the action and decides upon what picture is worthy. Eventually, you'll want to collect and enjoy them all!
Crown Sports: The Desert Storm Card Collection: 20 cards.$16.95 plus postage*
Crown Sports: The Desert Storm Collection
The Crown Sports Desert Storm Collection was an issue of caricatures not unlike the editorials seen in daily newspapers. They were cartoons depicting the precarious situation Saddam Hussein's troops were in while at the same time boasting the superiority of the Coalition forces. As entertaining as these cards of bravado were, they should definitely be taken "tougue in cheek." This is a small, but particularly rare, totally offbeat card set and definitely belongs in any card collection of the Gulf War era. There were several short releases of this set: First as a 9 card set, then a second issue of 10 more cards and finally as a full 19 card set, with an additional 20th "checklist" card. You will receive the complete 20 card set with all of it's craziness.
Crown Card List SERIES 1 1 "In Your Face" 2 Quarterback Sack 3 Foiled Again 4 "Make My Day" 5 Over the Top 6 "Dance, Pilgrim" 7 Rambush 8 Cutting Remarks 9 First Round TKO
SERIES 2 10 Scudbusters 11 USA - Leading the Way 12 An Easy Strike 13 Record Time 14 "Batter Up" 15 A Major Achievement 16 Stormin' Norman 17 Behind the 8 Ball 18 World Championship Team 19 "Been Keepin' Bad Company, Boys"
20 Checklist / Header Card
* Postage: Please add flat $2 shipping for each card set. Sorry, at this time we can only ship to U.S. customers.