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How big is 8.750 square inches?

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It's about 8,000 times as big as a Ballpoint Pen Tip.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 8,100 times the size of a Ballpoint Pen Tip, and the size of a Ballpoint Pen Tip is 0.00012 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Biro, a.k.a. ball pen, a.k.a. dot pen) (for medium tip)
The most common size of ballpoint pen — a medium-tip — measures 0.0011 square inches. A typical ballpoint pen can write more than 8,500 m (28,000 ft) before running out of ink.
It's about 75 times as big as a Nailhead.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 72.620 times the size of a Nailhead, and the size of a Nailhead is 0.01377 times that amount.
(for 11-gauge wire nai)
An 11-gauge nailhead measures 0.12050 square inches. Nails have been used since ancient times; archaeologists have discovered Ancient Egyptian nails that are over 5,000 years old.
It's about twenty times as big as a Dime.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 22.410 times the size of a Dime, and the size of a Dime is 0.04462 times that amount.
(United States ten-cent coin) (a.k.a. Roosevelt dime)
The dime, in its current design since 1946, has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 in) and an area of 0.39040 square inches.
It's about twenty times as big as a Penny.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 19.80 times the size of a Penny, and the size of a Penny is 0.0505 times that amount.
(United States one-cent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)
The Lincoln penny, in its current design since 1909, has a diameter of 19.05 mm (0.75 in) and an area of 0.4420 square inches.
It's about sixteen times as big as a Nickel.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 15.980 times the size of a Nickel, and the size of a Nickel is 0.06258 times that amount.
(United States five-cent coin) (a.k.a. Jefferson nickel)
The nickel, in its current design since 1938, has a diameter of 21.21 mm (0.835 in) and an area of 0.54760 square inches.
It's about twelve times as big as a Quarter.
In other words, 8.750 square inches is 12.210 times the size of a Quarter, and the size of a Quarter is 0.0819 times that amount.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. Washington quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
The George Washington quarter, in circulation in various forms since 1932, has a diameter of 24.26 mm (0.955 in) and an area of 0.71640 square inches.
It's about ten times as big as a Postage Stamp.
In other words, the size of a Postage Stamp is 0.10 times 8.750 square inches.
(average; United States dimensions)
A typical postage stamp measures an average of 0.60 square inches. One of the most prized stamps among collectors is the US-issued "Inverted Jenny" stamp printed in 1918, which features an upside-down image of Curtiss JN-4 ("Jenny") airplane; a single stamp sold for $977,500 at a 2007 auction.