BABE RUTH - A BASEBALL LEGEND

Save 50% on this 1983 Cacheted First Day Cover In 1983, the U.S. Post Office paid tribute to one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Babe Ruth, with this stamp issued on the 50th anniversary of the first All-Star Game. Held in Chicago during the Century of Progress World's Fair, he hit a home run which helped the American League beat the National League by a score of 4 to 2. In a career of 21 years, the "Sultan of Swat" hit an impressive 714 home runs and set many other baseball records, many of which still stand today. As the star player for the Yankees, he attracted so many fans to Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923, that it was called "The House that Ruth Built". After his death in 1948, the Yankees retired his number 3, and he is one of only 5 Yankees to have a monument inside the stadium. This beautifully engraved stamp showing Ruth in one of his classic poses following a home run swing at Yankee Stadium was issued with first day ceremonies in three cities: Chicago, his birthplace of Baltimore, and the small town of Homer, Illinois. The cachet shows a portrait of Ruth looking over the original Yankee Stadium which closed in 2008. Babe Ruth 1983 Cacheted First Day Cover - Regularly $6.00 Kenmore Online Special Only $3.00

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