Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tony Gwynn stamp and cover

To commemorate the Baseball Hall of Fame election results on January 9, the Poway, Calif. post office hand cancelled 1019 limited edition Tony Gwynn stamps and covers.

Five hundred and nineteen of the stamps and covers have an original Tony Gwynn autograph (shown above), and the remaining 500 bare a facsimile of his signature. All covers are postmarked with the date of the Hall of Fame election results, 1-9-2007.

The cover also lists Gwynn’s major achievements, which include; 3141 hits, 8 Time National League Batting Champ, 16 All Star Games, 5 Gold Gloves, a .338 lifetime batting average and his 3000th hit on 8.6.1999.

As a 27 season veteran of the San Diego Padres, Gwynn is a long time resident of Poway, Calif. Gwynn will officially be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 29, 2007.

To order, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM