Desert Storm Cards
Desert Storm Cards
Although we Americans remain strongly split in our beliefs about whether or not our military belonged in Iraq after the Twin Towers fell, most of us felt it was the right thing to do to help Kuwait in it's battle against Saddam Hussein's invasion way back in 1991. After putting protective forces into Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield in 1990, an offensive plan obviously needed to follow and the first shots by the defending Coalition forces were fired on February 22 of 1991. Operation Desert Storm was launched at 1300 hours, with 108 rockets screaming into Iraq from the 40th Field Artillery Regiment. Two days later, one half million Coalition troops began the "100 Hour Ground War" and a push toward Kuwait along 5 fronts. Three days after that, the "Mother Of All Battles" ended with "The Mother Of All Surrenders."
Several companies previously known for producing baseball trading cards saw this historic event as an opportunity to document the action via their own unique media. Thus were born the Desert Storm Cards. The leading producer was Topps, with three series of cards. Pro Set and several other sports cards producers soon followed but Topps provided the most interesting and graphic series of cards as well as sticker sets complementing each issue.
You can own a permanent piece of world history, documented in this fascinating medium:
Gripping pictures on the front - absorbing stories on the back!
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Topps Desert Storm Collector Cards - The ones that started the desert storm cards appearances, issued in three series:
Series III: Homecoming Edition
Series II: Victory Series
Series I: Coalition For Peace
DesertStormCards.com has assembled a variety of other compelling sets produced in the wake of the success of the Topps cards. Check out these other serious as well as novelty Desert Storm cards that appeared during that time:
AMA: Operation Yellow Ribbon
DSI: Desert Storm
Pro Set: Desert Storm
Pacific: Operation Desert Shield
Troops: Desert Storm
Crown: Desert Storm Collection
Dart: Gulf War Facts Cards
Lime Rock: Heroes Of The Persian Gulf
Manning: Triumphs & Horrors Of The Gulf War