Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? To the front of our envelopes!
Stamps featuring San Francisco native and all-star slugger Joe DiMaggio will become available for the first time on July 21, the United States Postal Service announced Thursday.
The stamps feature a series of old-time all-stars including DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams.
“We’re heard from Indians, Pirates, Red Sox and Yankee fans and we’re stepping up to the plate to immortalize their revered players individually,” said Stephen Kearney, the postal service’s stamp services manager.
Sheets of stamps featuring single players will only be available at certain east-coast post offices, Kearney said.
Apparently Kearney didn’t know that we San Franciscans are pretty proud of DiMaggio too. (Yes, we know he was born in Martinez. He spent most of his childhood in North Beach.)
Good thing you can order a sheet of stamps featuring all the players online: