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  • 2006 USPS Postage Stamps: Baseball Sluggers

    I never heard this announced before, despite having been announced at the end of November. However, it's still good news:

    Postal Service Unveils 2006 Commemorative Stamps;
    50 stamps highlighting four subjects to be dedicated at Washington 2006 Stamp Exhibition
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    Baseball Sluggers

    Baseball Hall of Famers Roy Campanella, Hank Greenberg, Mickey Mantle and Mel Ott are on deck to be immortalized on the "Sluggers" stamps next summer.

    Campanella was Major League baseball's first black catcher, played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a talented all-around player, he hit 242 home runs during his ten-year Major League career. A catcher in five World Series, he was named Most Valuable Player three times.

    Hank Greenberg is remembered as baseball's first Jewish superstar and one of the all-time greatest right-handed batters. Twice named MVP, he had a career batting average of .313 and 1,276 RBIs and was selected to four consecutive All-Star teams from 1937 to 1940.

    Mickey Mantle was a famous switch-hitter whose powerful home runs were matched by his impressive speed as a runner and outfielder. Synonymous with the New York Yankees for nearly two decades, Mantle was enormously popular with baseball fans and is still considered one of the greatest players ever to take the field.

    Mel Ott is remembered for his easygoing demeanor and his unusual but powerful high-leg-kick batting stance. Ott distinguished himself with the New York Giants for 22 seasons and was the first National League player to hit 500 home runs. He led the league in home runs six times.
    Last edited by Mattingly; 01-06-2006, 04:07 PM.
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    Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
    THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
    Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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    images that accompany the text.
    i love the soft colors.
    the "ny" on mickey looks a bit strange, though.
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    Last edited by west coast orange and black; 01-06-2006, 04:49 PM.
    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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    • #3
      uspa accepts homemade designs that get converted to actual 37-cent (soon 39-) stamps.

      there is a premium price, but it is well worth it. check it out.
      "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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