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Post Office To Release Negro League Stamps

At the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. tomorrow, the US Post Office will dedicate two new 44-cent stamps to commemorate the league, which ran from 1920 to 1960, and showcased some of the best baseball talent in the pre-integration era. 

One shows a runner being called safe after sliding into home plate, with the while the other depicts founder of the leagues, Andrew "Rube" Foster.  The two stamps, painted by artist and author Kadir Nelson, are actually one continuous images, which is pretty cool. You can find them after the jump.


Among those attending tomorrow's ceremony will be Thurgood Marshall Jr., as well as relatives of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of three women who played in the Negro Leagues, will also be there - she went 33-8 as a pitcher. I love her answer when she was once asked how she got along with the male players. "After you strike three or four of them out, you know, it's alright."