This limited edition print is 8" X 10", signed and numbered to 50 by sports artist Michael Mellett. What makes this limited edition print unique is that it includes an actual USPS stamp integrated into the print.
Baseball has always been regarded as one of America’s favorite pastimes. It should come as no surprise that the United States Postal Service issued a set of super cool “Baseball Sluggers
” postage stamps to commemorate some of the champions of the sport.
The 39 cent postage stamps were unveiled in March of 2006 at the Mickey Mantle restaurant in New York City. The official first day ceremony was held at Yankee Stadium just before the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox were due to play in July of 2006.
There are four well known baseball players that are represented in this stamp set. Roy Campanella, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was the first African American catcher in the Major Leagues. His extensive baseball career included being named MVP three times and he played in five World Series Games. Hank Greenberg was baseballs first Jewish baseball player in the Major Leagues. He had a very impressive batting average and was named to play in four All-Star teams. Playing for the New York Giants for 22 years, Mel Ott was the first player to hit 500 home runs. Mickey Mantle was, and still is, considered one of the best baseball players of all time. He was a switch hitter who was known for his speed and agility on the field.