United States Postal Services 2006 Issue
Design by Phil Jordan

Baseball Sluggers

United States Postal Service will issue four new stamps that have a postage value of 39 cents named "Baseball Sluggers" on the 15th of July 2006. The stamps are being issued to honor 4 of the great base ball legends who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Each of the players is described briefly below:

  • Roy Campanella - right-handed catcher who played with the Baltimore Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. During his career he had 1,161 hits, 242 home runs, and batted in 856 runs.
  • Hank Greenberg - a right hander who played mostly first base and outfield for the Detroit Tigers. Ended his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and had a career 331 home runs and had 1,276 RBIs.
  • Mel Ott - a right hander who was a switch batter that played right field for the New York Giants. After 22 seasons with the Giants he hit 511 Home runs and had 1,860 RBIs.
  • Mickey Mantle - a right hander who was a switch batter that played outfield for the New York Yankees. After 18 years with the Yankees he hit 536 home runs. Only one of 20 players to go over 500 in their careers.

"Baseball Sluggers" can be purchased as a block of 4, Pane of 20, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 0.99" x 1.56" with a sheet size of 6" x 7.75" . The stamps will be printed by Avery Dennison Printing using the gravure Printing process with self-adhesive gummed paper. A quantity of 200 million stamps will be printed.

To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.usps.com/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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