U.S. Postal Service releases MLB stamps today

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Been to the post office lately?

If not and you’re a baseball fan, you have four reasons to do so starting today as a series of MLB All-Stars Forever stamps is now available featuring four Hall of Famers — Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Stargell and Larry Doby.

These Forever stamps will cost $1.80 for a block of four or $9 for a pane of 20.

“Today the Postal Service honors the memory of four great players whose unchanging dreams and exceptional skills propelled them to success,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe at one of five ceremonies (each player’s city and in Cooperstown) unveiling the stamps today. “We’re pleased to honor baseball and these four excellent players, especially since the sport reflects so much of what is unique in American culture.”

For those interested in more, the U.S. Postal Service also is offering a set of traditional first-day covers ($3.56 per set), an uncut press sheet ($54), a set of digital color postmark first-day covers ($6.40) and more.

See all of the offerings by clicking here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

6 Comments

  1. JonathanI
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome. I hope they keep this up and eventually throw some Chicago Cubs in there.

    JonathanI

  2. Posted July 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    That’s pretty cool!! Time to go pick up some stamps!

  3. Josiah Cecil
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Very cool and a continuing American tradition, definitely throw some Cubbies in!

  4. David Johnson
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Time to head to the post office and get some more stamps. I am so glad that they made them Forever stamps too, as I can buy a bunch of them and actually use them without having to worry about needing to buy more postage later.

  5. Tom Waldron
    Posted July 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Forever stamps —-Forever Hall Of Famers…Great Job UsPs
    Lets remember to support the Postal Service
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

  6. coffeyfan
    Posted July 21, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    one week and still waiting to buy our back woods post office out

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