BOSTON (CBS) – Fans of Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox will have a new piece of memorabilia to add to their collection next month.
The U.S. Postal Service announced last September they would be releasing forever stamps featuring the likes of Williams, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Joe DiMaggio. On Thursday, they announced in addition to having sheets featuring all four Hall of Famers, due to overwhelming demand they would also release sheets featuring the individual stars.
The Ted Williams stamp sheet will go on sale July 21. There will be a special dedication ceremony in the city of Boston that day, as well as one in Cooperstown, New York – home of the Baseball Hall of Fame – on July 20.
Customers can pre-order the stamps online, or by calling 1-800-STAMP24.
Williams played 19 seasons for the Red Sox, hitting .344 with 521 home runs. He won six American League batting crowns and was the last Major Leaguer to bat over .400 for the season when he hit .406 in 1941. Williams also served during World War II and the Korean War.