Sunday, July 27, 2008

Little League Helps Unveil Stamp

The Herald-Mail reports members of the Sharpsburg, MD, Little League gathered yesterday at a local post office for an unveiling of the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” stamp.

USPS representative Shannon Snyder (shown above in red) talked about the history of the song and the Pitch in for Baseball organization, a group that helps underprivileged children have the chance to own baseball equipment writes reporter Angelica Roberts.

Richard Sheaf, who lives in Scottsdale, AZ., designed the stamp, which was issued July 16. Sheaf, who was not present, is quoted as saying in a telephone interview, “I just took the design from the 1870s trade card.”

Sheaf has been designing stamps since 1983 and has created between 400 and 500 of them.

Following the ceremony, Ellie Connelly, 8, noted how great the new stamp looks.

“It’s cool, and I think it’s really cool that baseball is on a stamp now,” Connelly said.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM