Hot off the presses! We have some exciting stamp news for all of you. The Major League Baseball All-Stars (Forever®) stamps will be issued in Cooperstown, New York—but this time we’re doing something different. In addition to panes of 20 stamps featuring all four of the MLB all-stars, USPS is also issuing individual panes for each player. Fans of Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell, and Joe DiMaggio will be able to celebrate their favorite players as a group or individually.
“We’ve heard from Indians, Pirates, Red Sox, and Yankees fans and we’re stepping up to the plate to immortalize their revered players individually,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Manager Stephen Kearney. “We have a limited quanity of individual player stamp sheets ready to fill all preorders now for shipment on July 21—with these orders getting top priority. It will be interesting to learn which of the four players sells the most individual sheets. Orders received for individual player stamp sheets will be accepted and honored through August 31, 2012, even if it requires additional printing.”
First Day of Issue ceremonies for the individual panes will be held in the cities where each of the baseball greats left his mark—Ted Williams in Boston, Larry Doby in Cleveland, Willie Stargell in Pittsburgh, and Joe DiMaggio in New York. Check back here for more information on the times and locations for the events.
Kearney noted that the individual player stamp sheets will be sold only in limited quantities beginning July 21 at select Post Offices in Boston, Cleveland, Cooperstown, New York, and Pittsburgh. To ensure customers obtain all the individual player sheets and related philatelic products, he recommended ordering them between now and August 31.
The Major League Baseball All-Stars (Forever®) stamps and philatelic products, including the gorgeous Play Ball! book, are all available for pre-order now! Which player’s stamps will you buy?
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