Saturday, September 12, 2009

Japan Post Readies Stamps for Mariner's Ichiro Suzuki

Kyodo News reports that the Japan Post Group will issue commemorative stamps featuring Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki if he records a ninth consecutive 200-hit season, an achievement unprecedented in the majors.

To be issued by Japan Post Network Co., the postal service arm of the Japan Posts Group, is a stamp set — a sheet containing 10 ¥80 stamps, nine postal cards and a stamp holder — priced at ¥3,980, including shipping fees.

Post offices nationwide will accept advance orders for the stamps from the following day of Ichiro attaining the record through Oct. 30.

Suzuki is just five shy of logging 200 hits for the ninth year in a row. He reached the 2,000th hit of his major league career Sunday.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM