Josh Gibson Legends of Baseball Stamp First Day Cover July 6, 2000

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The US Postal Service issued 20 official postage stamps commemorating some of the greatest Baseball Legends to ever play the game.  These first day covers are officially cancelled by the post office on the day the stamps were issued, July 6, 2000.  A limited edition of only 5,000 were produced of each player, how many remain 20 years later?  These are in brand new condition and delivered in a protective sleeve.  The front and back of each feature images of these legends, while the stamp on each is of a particular player.

  • US Postal cancelled on the date of issue, July 6, 2000
  • Measures 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
  • Delivered in a protective sleeve
Player Biography
The greatest power hitter in black baseball, Josh Gibson pounded home runs with regularity, despite playing most of his career in two of baseball’s most cavernous ballparks: Forbes Field and Griffith Stadium. Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson said, “Gibson could do everything – he hits the ball a mile. And he catches so easy he might just as well be in a rocking chair.” Gibson utilized a fluid, compact swing to hit for both average and power, and tales of his mammoth home runs became legendary. A larger-than-life figure, he died just three months before the integration of baseball in the major leagues in 1947.

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The US Postal Service issued 20 official postage stamps commemorating some of the greatest Baseball Legends to ever play the game.  These first day covers are officially cancelled by the post office on the day the stamps were issued, July 6, 2000.  A limited edition of only 5,000 were produced of each player, how many remain 20 years later?  These are in brand new condition and delivered in a protective sleeve.  The front and back of each feature images of these legends, while the stamp on each is of a particular player.

  • US Postal cancelled on the date of issue, July 6, 2000
  • Measures 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
  • Delivered in a protective sleeve
Player Biography
The greatest power hitter in black baseball, Josh Gibson pounded home runs with regularity, despite playing most of his career in two of baseball’s most cavernous ballparks: Forbes Field and Griffith Stadium. Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson said, “Gibson could do everything – he hits the ball a mile. And he catches so easy he might just as well be in a rocking chair.” Gibson utilized a fluid, compact swing to hit for both average and power, and tales of his mammoth home runs became legendary. A larger-than-life figure, he died just three months before the integration of baseball in the major leagues in 1947.

Men's Jerseys

JERSEY SIZE 40 44 48 52 56 60
Size Equivalent S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"
Waist 28 - 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54"
Hip 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"