Negro League Players Featured On New Stamps

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KANSAS CITY — The U.S. Postal Service has released a set of stamps honoring early African-American baseball players and their contributions to the nation’s culture and history.

Several hundred people attended Thursday’s official unveiling of the stamps at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

Thurgood Marshall Jr., vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service board of governors, said the legacy of the players will spread far and wide each time someone uses or receives the stamps.

One stamp depicts the umpire giving an emphatic “safe” sign as a player slides across home plate just ahead of the catcher’s tag.

The other is a portrait of Rube Foster, the visionary African-American athlete, manager and businessman who formed the Negro National League in 1920.

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