20¢ Jackie Robinson (Black Heritage Series) approved stamp art by Jerry Pinkney, 1982
Scott Catalogue USA 2016
The Jackie Robinson stamp issued in 1982 was the first U.S. issue ever to honor a specific baseball player. It was also the fifth issue in the new Black Heritage series. Beneath Robinson’s portrait is a vignette of him stealing home plate at Ebbets Field against the Boston Braves, August 22, 1948.
Loan from United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection