Tuesday, February 11, 2020

1993 Diamond Marks Bookmarkers

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I use older, common 1980s and 1990s era baseball cards for bookmarks all the time. Currently a 1989 Topps checklist is in one book. And though extremely rare, another book has a 1987 rookie John Kruk card.

But in 1993, someone actually did put out actual bookmark baseball cards! This 120 card set measures in at 2.5 by 5 inches. That reminds me of something else...


Anyway, I have the Strawberry one, pictured above. It's 1993 Diamond Marks Bookmarkers.  They are fun and appear to have been produced by Barry Colla. Do you have any? Do you use common, dupes as bookmarks? Do you read books* at all?

Thanks for stopping by.

*real books, printed on paper.

10 comments:

  1. This would actually be a pretty cool set to own. I had no idea these existed.

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  2. It's been way too long since I've read a novel--I bought a copy of High Fidelity a few years ago but haven't gotten to it. Maybe now that I'm mostly staying home to avoid the coronavirus! I am reading a psychology self-help kind of thing now, but I'm not using a baseball card as a bookmark! Never saw those bookmark cards before.

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  3. There was a time when I was seeking a complete set of these, but I got distracted by other things on eBay. I'll head over there again and see if I can find an affordable complete set.

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    1. Hey, good luck if you search for the set! Every dang time I go on eBay I get distracted, so I know the feeling.

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  4. I definitely still read actual books, printed on paper. Haven't ever used a baseball card as a bookmark, although it's a fun idea. Often I'll use the cardstock seat-check things the conductors hand out on the commuter train I take to work every day.

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    1. You're the man! Bravo. I love using train tickets/receipts for bookmarks. Bravo!

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    2. Well then bravo to you, as well! Want to exchange some train tickets? I've got a bunch of extra seat-checks.

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  5. Hehe I've almost pulled the trigger on this set a couple times. Wonderfully odd and I like the 6-pocket pages. As for reading? I've been reading a lot of young adult stuff that my sons are reading. I'm sort of jealous at how much better their literature is now complared to what I grew up with.

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