USPS OFFERS NEW BASEBALL STAMPS

Roy Campanella .276, 242 HRs, 856 RBIs
Hank Greenberg .313, 331 HRs, 1,276 RBIs
Mickey Mantle .298, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBIs
Mel Ott .304, 511 HRs, 1,860 RBIs

I just got my Baseball Sluggers stamps at the local Post Office in King, WI. I ordered them ahead and picked them up when I picked up my Superhero stamps. But getting back to baseball, and sluggers, these hitters were pure hitters – no juiced balls or players in their eras. Roy Campanella’s career was tragically cut short due to a car accident, best year 1953 .312, 41 HRs, 142 RBIs, fantastic defensive catcher. Hank Greenberg lost four years due to World War II, best year 1937 .337, 40 HRs, 183 RBIs, 170 & 183 RBIs in back to back full seasons. Mickey Mantle, followed Joe DiMaggio as Yankee centerfielder, best year 1956 .353 52 HRs, 130 RBIs, 132 runs, could do it all, & switch hit. Mel Ott, lefthanded power hitter in the Polo Grounds, used leg kick to generate power, similar to Sadaharu Oh, best year 1929 .328, 42 HRs, 151 RBIs, 138 runs, still remember his spinner disk from Cadaco’s All Star Baseball Game (he had an amazing home run spot). These stamps bring these great players from the past back to life.

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One Response to “USPS OFFERS NEW BASEBALL STAMPS”

  1. My wife and daughter got these for me. I had fun telling my daughter all about the players.

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