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!
Manning: Triumphs & Horrors Of The Gulf War Card Set: 50 cards.$18.95 plus postage*
Manning: Triumphs & Horrors Of The Gulf War
Manning released a particularly poignant set of cards depicting the events of the Gulf War. While not quite the tabloid, or sensationalism type of reporting, the cards did focus on events that weren't always at the forefront of the news, due to the negativity that would have followed such news. The strife of the populace in the face of all the fighting wasn't something we read about nearly as much as the news of the military action. "Collateral damage" inflicted on those not directly active in the fighting was just as real as targeted actions. Thus, the 'horrors' as well as the 'triumphs' received attention in this unique 50 card set which should be mandatory reading. Please note that some pictures may be disturbing to some individuals.
Manning: Card List
1 Man of the Hour 2 An Allied Tank Under Fire 3 Greek Riot Police Clash with Protestors 4 Demonstrators for Saddam 5 Scud Damage in Saudi Arabia 6 Israielis Brace for Scud Attacks 7 Kuwaitis Demonstrate against Hussein 8 Bombs Burst in Baghdad 9 U.S. Barracks after a Scud Hit 10 Refugee Camp Violence 11 Israeli Woman Hit by Scud Attack 12 A Time to Pray 13 Scud Attacks Wreak Havoc 14 Bombed Out Building in Baghdad 15 Dead Iraqi Civilians 16 Faith in God Survives 17 Scuds Hit Israel Again 18 Hungry Refugees Hoping for Food 19 Israeli Women - Homeless but Alive 20 Exploding Iraqi Bunker 21 Captured in the Desert 22 U.S. Marine with Iraqi Prisoner 23 The Victor Leading the Vanquished 24 Iraqi Prisoners Guarded by Kuwaitis 25 Returning in Triumph 26 Burned Bus & Iraqi Bodies 27 The Face of Hell 28 Wartime Horrors Spare No Creature 29 Liberation Celebration 30 Cheering the U.S. Troops 31 Stoning Saddam 32 An Iraqi Torture Victim 33 A Gift for Her Savior 34 Cheering Kuwaiti Children on Destroyed Tank 35 The Ugly Face of Pollution 36 Head of Our Victorious Forces 37 At Last - Kuwait Freed 38 The Winner and the Losers 39 Charred Limbs Hang from Wrecked Truck 40 After the War - Devastation Continues 41 The Vice-President Speaks Out 42 Hungry, Cold and Desperate 43 Kurdish Refugees Clamoring for Food 44 The Hideous Scars of War 45 Starving Kurds Storm Bread Trailer 46 New Life Surrounded by Death 47 The Innocent Suffer and Die 48 The Face of Death 49 Refugees Devour Bread Crumbs 50 Turned Back at the Turkish Border
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