Satchel Paige 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
Leroy “Satchel” Paige was one of the most entertaining pitchers in baseball history. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the hardest thrower in the Negro leagues, as well as one of its greatest gate attractions. James “Cool Papa” Bell once declared, “He made his living by throwing the ball to a spot over the plate the size of a matchbook.” In the 1930s, Paige barnstormed around the continent, baffling hitters with creatively named pitches like the “Bat Dodger” and “Hesitation Pitch.” In 1948, on his 42nd birthday, Paige’s contract was sold to the Cleveland Indians, making him the oldest player to debut in the major leagues.

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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
Leroy “Satchel” Paige was one of the most entertaining pitchers in baseball history. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the hardest thrower in the Negro leagues, as well as one of its greatest gate attractions. James “Cool Papa” Bell once declared, “He made his living by throwing the ball to a spot over the plate the size of a matchbook.” In the 1930s, Paige barnstormed around the continent, baffling hitters with creatively named pitches like the “Bat Dodger” and “Hesitation Pitch.” In 1948, on his 42nd birthday, Paige’s contract was sold to the Cleveland Indians, making him the oldest player to debut in the major leagues.

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"