I’ve been looking around for high valued cards from the mid 80s to early 90s.  One of the highest valued cards I could find is the 1991 Topps Chipper Jones rookie card.  There are actually two versions that are worth some bucks.  The first being the Tiffany version:

This may be the Cadillac of the Topps lineup but . . .

. . . this is the top of the Topps food chain!

The Tiffany version of the card runs about $200 – $300 for a PSA 10, but the Desert Shield version is in a whole ‘nother stratosphere.  The Desert Shield packs were issued to service men participating in Operation Desert Shield.  It was only issued as wax boxes and occasionally a set pops up on eBay and it goes for insane money.  Like $75000 insane.  I’ve never seen a non-graded version of the Jones rookie card and the cheapest price I’ve seen one go for was about $1200 for a PSA 8.

So I guess in the end not all junk wax is junk wax. Do you have any Desert Shield cards? If so which one(s) do you have?


5 responses »

  1. Clint Hood says:

    how do I know if mine is a Desert Shield card?

  2. Carlos Rodriguez says:

    i have the complete set. i obtained it when deployed during desert shield and desert storm. It has never been graded.

  3. Clint – look at the upper right corner. Underneath the #1 draft pick logo should be another logo that says “Operation Desert Shield”.

  4. david says:

    i have the chipper jones one ive had it since 1992 its the only desert sheild card ive ever had or seen

  5. mike adamczyk says:

    I have a chipper Jones non graded #333 rookie card from my service in desert shield/storm 101st airborne. I have kept it all these years not knowing about its value…i think its time to sell….thanks mike

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