3¢ Centennial of Baseball Issue pane of fifty autographed by Postmaster General James A. Farley, 1939

National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution
March 22, 2022
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National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution

3¢ Centennial of Baseball Issue pane of fifty autographed by Postmaster General James A. Farley, 1939

Scott Catalogue USA 855

The June 12, 1939 opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, known as the "Cavalcade of Baseball," was the first professionally marketed sporting anniversary in American history. Postmaster General and New York Yankees fan James A. Farley issued a postage stamp for the occasion.

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