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Post Office releases much-anticipated set of stamps featuring four baseball legends

Kevin Kaduk
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Summer trips to the mailbox and post office just got a bit more exciting. Starting Friday, the United States Postal Service is selling stamps bearing the likeness of four late Hall of Famers — Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Joe DiMaggio and Willie Stargell.

We've known about this for awhile now — we even speculated about which players would be honored when Joe DiMaggio was announced as the first stamp in the issue — and it would appear the public is pretty jazzed about the arrival. The USPS set a record by receiving over 2 million preorders for the stamps.

You can get your own by visiting your local post office or by putting in an order at

The release of the stamps was marked with not only a ceremony in Cooperstown on Friday but also at post offices in Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the Bronx. While I'm far from a philatelist, there's an excellent chance I'll be putting these beauties in a frame.

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