Let’s Play Ball!

As baseball season heats up and the First Day of Issue ceremony for the Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps in Cooperstown, New York, creeps closer, you can satisfy your craving for the national pastime by pre-ordering stamps and some great baseball-related philatelic products.

In addition to the four Forever® stamps honoring legends Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell, and Ted Williams, think about adding the Play Ball! book to your collection. Featuring vivid paintings by artist Greg Kreindler, the 40-page keepsake is perfect for baseball and stamp enthusiasts alike, celebrating some of the game’s greatest moments. The book includes 16 baseball stamps—2001 Legendary Playing Fields (10), 2010 Negro Leagues Baseball (2), and 2012 Major League Baseball All-Stars (4)—as well as quotes, player stats, and fascinating history of Major League Baseball.

You can also pre-order all of the commemorative first day products for the new baseball issuance, including First Day Covers, ceremony programs, and specially designed Digital Color Postmarks, all of which include postmarks with the date and location of issuance.

The Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps will be issued on July 20 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. It’s going to be a great event and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate some of the game’s best players!

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