Thursday, June 30, 2011

1993 DiamondMarks Bookmarks

Set size: 120 cards, 2-1/2" by 5"

Front Design: A thick black border surrounds a Barry Colla photograph, with the player name at the top in white and the team name and logo in a design at the bottom. The front designs are vertical.

Back Design: Horizontally oriented and designed to look like an open book, more thick black borders surround the two pages, one of which has another photograph of the subject, while the other side lists the player's name and position and includes a brief blurb on the player.

Parallels and Similars: An eight-card prototype set is identical to this regular issue except for the words "1993 PROTOTYPE" appearing on the back-left edge.

Distribution: Although they were marketed as book marks, these cards came in foil packs, with 48 packs per box.

Thoughts: Barry Colla issued several products around this time, similar to baseball cards but licensed in other ways - postcards are the most common issues. The photography and image quality on Colla products is above-average, and this is no different. If a wax box was available at low cost, I would probably try to put together the set.

Additional LinksBaseballCardPedia has a checklist. Things Done To Cards has a review.

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