The popularity of Sharpie markers continues to soar. Autograph seekers and celebrities alike use Sharpie markers on everything from posters and trading cards to balls and jerseys.
The Sharpie Fine Point black marker became the first pen-style permanent marker in 1964. It writes on almost any surface from glass, wood and stone, to plastic, metal and, of course, paper.
1997 - 2002 Over this six-year stretch, five different Sharpie markers make debuts. Sharpie markers are also introduced in a variety of new colours, including Aqua, Berry, Turquoise and Lime. By the end of 2002, over 200 million Sharpie markers had been produced, enough for approximately two Sharpie markers for every household in America!