BoSox Club to be present at the Ted Williams stamp 1st day of issue in Cooperstown.
July 20, 2012, in Cooperstown, N.Y., will be’ the first day of issue’ of the U.S. Postage Stamps honoring many Major League Baseball players, including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, and Willie Stargell.
The BoSox Club “The Official Booster Club of the Boston Red Sox” has been instrumental in the issuance of the Ted Williams Stamp. Working together with the Williams Family, Boston Red Sox, Club Members, U.S. Post Office and many outside friends, who took an interest in seeing this project become a reality, can now take pride in their accomplishments.
The 10 year project included writing campaigns from many, including President, George Herbert Walker Bush (Personal friend of Ted’s), all present Baseball Hall of Fame Members, along with the general public offering their support. Thousands of signatures were submitted to the Postal Election Committee in favor of the stamps issuance.
Ted Williams, of the Boston Red Sox served during World War II and the Korean War. He was the last Major League player to bat over .400 for a single season; which was 1941, Williams won six American League batting titles and four home run titles. Despite the breaks in his career, Williams hit .344 over 19 years, including 521 home runs.
The First-Day-of-Issue Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps dedication ceremony for the sheet of stamps featuring all four players is taking place at the Museum as part of opening day festivities for the four-day Hall of Fame Weekend celebration in Cooperstown, N.Y. Available nationwide that day, the stamps can also be purchased at the Museum and at the Cooperstown Post Office.
The BoSox Club is working on a unique, and limited First Day Cover to honor Ted. BoSox Club members may want order their copies in advance, as we intend to also sell them to the general public. The cost of each cover will be $5.00 for Club Members and $7.50 for non-members, plus $2.50 shipping and handling and for multiple orders additional shipping is just $.50 each. Part of the proceeds will go to the Jimmy Fund to help fight Cancer in Kids. Contact the club at BoSoxClub@verizon.net