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3c Baseball Stamps - Pack of 5

3c Baseball Stamps - Pack of 5

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Five 3c Baseball Stamps
Issued: June 12, 1939
Scott Catalog #855

5 Mint, unused postage stamps with original gum as issued by the Post Office. These stamps are genuine and valid to use as postage for current mailing. Be sure to use enough total postage to meet the current postal rate for the item you are mailing.

Great for special mailings like weddings, birthdays, valentines, and events. Also good to use for scrapbooking or displaying in a small picture frame. It's a miniature work of art.


About this stamp:
This stamp commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of baseball. While other forms of the game had been played for years before the 1839 date, Abner Doubleday is credited with formalizing the rules of baseball – most of which remain today. Historians have long disputed Doubleday’s actual influence, but his efforts in the small Upstate New York town of Cooperstown are now part of baseball – and American – lore.

The baseball stamp was issued in conjunction with the opening of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, also in Cooperstown. The first five players elected to the Hall of Fame were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. They were elected in 1936, three years before the Hall itself opened. By the time of the opening, 21 other players, managers, and executives had been elected.

Dimensions

1 inch by 1-9/16 inches

How To Apply

Water Activated Gum: Apply a small amount of water to the back of the stamp and then place on the desired surface.

Shipping & Returns

Economy: No tracking. USPS 1st Class Letter Rate. Shipped in a #10 envelope with Vintage Postage.

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