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MatthewN

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Sep 30, 2015
232
Coralville, IA
I went searching for other variations on Worthpoint and Google images. I found 1992 Pennsylvania, which I don't think was previously listed here. Really, this thread is probably the best source of information on these bookmarks.

 

DaClyde

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Jan 17, 2010
1,562
Huntsville, AL
Has anyone compiled a list of these, yet? I was hoping to find one here, but it is still just scattered information. I checked my collection, and I have 3 Winfields from 1993 (NJ, VA and generic). I also have the (1998?) Expos & Blue Jays sets that I got in some lot of oversized oddballs.
 

mrmopar

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Jan 19, 2010
3,694
Here is a good sized lot. Not sure of $2 per is a deal, but if someone wanted to take the time to view the scans and record what is there, may be a good source of info...or it could be a bunch of dupes already mentioned here. These don't appeal to me at all, so I was just checking to see what they might be selling for.

 

MatthewN

Member
Sep 30, 2015
232
Coralville, IA
I was trying to compile a master list based on this thread, and searches on Worthpoint. I came across this Puckett on Worthpoint which is the Minnesota variation, but with no date on it, and I think that's different than others in this thread (1992, 1993) and perhaps a new one for the list.



In an effort to compile a comprehensive list, here's where I'm at (I personally have 6 of these 17).

These are bookmarks with visual confirmation on the internet as of 8.25.20, or in one case I personally know a collector who has it.

Please let me know if you have others we can add to the list.
Confirmed:
1992: IA, MN, NEA, NJ, OH, PA, VA
1993: KS, MN, NJ, PA, VA, WV
1994: VA
No Date: MN, NEA, VA

Referenced, but I don't have visuals at the moment, or don't have details on years/dates: NY-NEA, KS-NEA.

I did not include those that seem to be Canada-specific.

We can draw some pretty good conclusions about 1991/1994 based on who is in sets/teams, but for simplification, if it doesn't have a date, I listed it as No Date.
 

K34PuckettAddict

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May 28, 2009
423
Matt, I love the idea of putting together a list of Pucketts from these releases. I have 7 of these variations for him so far and am always looking for more. Please reach out if you have doubles of the ones I don’t have already. Much Appreciated.

1992 Series pictured first
1993 Series pictured second
1994 Series pictured third
front examples pictured fourth (all orange, except my blue 1994 series)
 

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Adrian D.

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Dec 7, 2008
167
Mid-Michigan
Am I the only player collector that does not view these as something that needs to belong in my collection? Obviously plenty of collectors do as seen in this thread. I just can't justify wanting an item that only contains a printed name and facsimile signature of my fav player.

I want to stress that I am not putting others down for collecting these.
 

K34PuckettAddict

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May 28, 2009
423
I doubt you’re alone in that view. That’s one of the many reasons why collecting is fun for all. I was personally surprised to see so many different variations exist for these things. For the longest time, I thought the VA version I had was the only version there was. Now it’s just fun finding new ones considering how seldom they pop up for sale. They’re usually reasonably priced to boot. I haven’t even seen an example of most of the ones Matt listed above.


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MatthewN

Member
Sep 30, 2015
232
Coralville, IA
Matt, I love the idea of putting together a list of Pucketts from these releases. I have 7 of these variations for him so far and am always looking for more. Please reach out if you have doubles of the ones I don’t have already. Much Appreciated.

1992 Series pictured first
1993 Series pictured second
1994 Series pictured third
front examples pictured fourth (all orange, except my blue 1994 series)
I did *not* realize that the 1994 Puckett was blue. I suspect based on Google searches that the Ohio one is the rarest, those don't seem to be prevelant.

Am I the only player collector that does not view these as something that needs to belong in my collection? Obviously plenty of collectors do as seen in this thread. I just can't justify wanting an item that only contains a printed name and facsimile signature of my fav player.

I want to stress that I am not putting others down for collecting these.
I completely understand your thoughts. I think the reasons I'm fascinated by these is that I vividly remember receiving one of these in junior high (I got a different player and immediately traded for Puckett, of course). I also find it interesting that it's a very random collection of states that seem to have participated in this, and it's not like it's one region of the country.

In an effort to compile a comprehensive list, here's where I'm at (I personally have 6 of these 17).

These are bookmarks with visual confirmation on the internet as of 8.25.20, or in one case I personally know a collector who has it.

Please let me know if you have others we can add to the list.
Confirmed:
1992: IA, MN, NEA, NJ, OH, PA, VA
1993: KS, MN, NJ, PA, VA, WV
1994: VA
No Date: MN, NEA, VA

Referenced, but I don't have visuals at the moment, or don't have details on years/dates: NY-NEA, KS-NEA.

I did not include those that seem to be Canada-specific.

We can draw some pretty good conclusions about 1991/1994 based on who is in sets/teams, but for simplification, if it doesn't have a date, I listed it as No Date.
I realized that I should probably exclude the MN bookmarks from this list. I think those are all Twins-specific, which is more like the Canadian ones, rather than being similar to the other state editions. Still, MN is relevant to this list for Puckett collectors.
 

miked211

New member
Dec 20, 2009
13
I would be interested in any extra Dale Murphy bookmarks that anyone had. I have 3 variations but they seem to be the more common ones.
 

vikings2417

New member
Oct 16, 2020
1
I have 14 MN Twins bookmarks from the MN Education Association. Is there a market for these? I'm cleaning out my box of momentos from my youth and came across them. Most are like new condition, one has writing and some scuff marks.
 

tpeichel

Well-known member
Oct 10, 2008
14,949
I was teaching back when these came out and called some of the states and they sent me 3-4 sets each, but I think I only acquired VA, NJ and MN. Wish I would have got more.
 

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