Baseball World Cup 1978 – Aerogrammes of Italy 1978.

Baseball World Cup 1978 – Aerogrammes of Italy 1978.

The XXV Baseball World Cup was held in Italy from 25 Aug to 06 Sep 1978. 11 Countries participated and Cuba the defending Champions won the Cup again defeating USA. It was Cuba’s 15th Amateur World Title.

Italy issued an Aerogramme and one cancelled Aerogramme and one mint aerogramme is listed.

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ITALY AEROGRAMME 1978 -XXV BASEBALL WORLD CUP.
ITALY BASEBALL2
ITALY AEROGRAMME 1978 – XXV BASEBALL WORLD CUP – CANCELLATION
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Babe Ruth Jersey fetches a record price at  Auction- Jun 2019

Babe Ruth Jersey fetches a record price at  Auction- Jun 2019

A New York Yankees Jersey worn by Baseball legend Babe Ruth was sold at an auction in June 2019for a record-breaking $ 5,640,000 making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. This jersey dates to 1928-1930 period of Ruth’s career. Jersey was from Ruth’s private family collection was part of a collection of items auctioned at  Yankee Stadium. A press release by the auctioneers Hunt Auctions said.

It shattered the previous record for sports memorabilia of $4.4 million also for a Ruth Jersey set in 2012.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr (06 Feb 1895 – 16 Aug 1948) was a Professional Baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) lasted 22 seasons (1914-1935). He was nicknamed “Bambino” and “Sultan of Swat” who began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as an outfielder for New York Yankees. He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 and was one of its “first five” inaugural members.

The United States issued a stamp on Babe Ruth on 06 Jul 1983.

USA BABE RUTH BASEBALL
USA -RUTH BABE -BASEBALL LEGEND

Babe Ruth was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor in Nov 2018 posthumously. This medal along with Congressional Gold Medal- is the highest civilian award of the United States.

75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

The Republic of Ireland issued a set of eight stamps to commemorate its 75th Anniversary.

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IRELAND 1997 -75TH ANNIVERSARY

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997 -Irish Army, UN Peace Keeping Forces

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997-Parliament Building, Flag & Constitution of Ireland.

32 p -Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Sports, Athletics, Baseball, Football.

32 p – Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Music, Singers, Musical Instruments

Babe Ruth honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom-2018

Babe Ruth honoured with Presidential Medal of Freedom-2018

President Donald Trump honored Babe Ruth with Presidential Medal of Honor in Nov 2018. The Presidential Medal of Honor is an award bestowed by President of the United States and is – along with Congressional Gold Medal- the highest civilian award of the United States.

Babe Ruth was awarded this honor in Nov 2018 posthumously.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr (06 Feb 1895 – 16 Aug 1948) was a Professional Baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) lasted 22 seasons (1914-1935). He was nicknamed “Bambino” and “Sultan of Swat” who began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as a outfielder for New York Yankees . He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 and was one  of its “first five” inaugural member.

United States issued a stamp on Babe Ruth on 06 Jul 1983.

USA BABE RUTH BASEBALL
STAMP ON BABE RUTH – PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER – USA -1983
USA PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
USA PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL 1869-1969

100 All Century Team – Legends of Baseball – Stamps of USA

Major League Baseball All Century Team – Legends of Baseball – Special Covers 2000-Part II

In 1999 the Major League Baseball All Century Baseball Team was chosen by popular votes of Fans. A Panel of experts first compiled a list of 100 greatest Major League  players from the past Century. Over two million fans voted.

The panel named a thirty member team after vote account and nominations.

US Postal Service issued a set of 20 stamps on Legends of Baseball  on 06 Jul 2000. Special covers on 10 Legends who feature in nominations for All century team are listed.

Lou Gehrig – Ist Base

Dizzy Dean – Pitcher

Jimmie Fox – Ist Base

Satchel Paige – Pitcher

Lefty Grove – Pitcher

 

LEGENDS OF BASEBALL -LOU GEHRIG
LOU GEHRIG -IST BASE – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS OF BASEBALL -DIZZY DEAN
DIZZY DEAN – PITCHER – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS OF BASEBALL -JIMMIE FOXX
JIMMIE FOXX -IST BASE – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS OF BASEBALL -SATCHEL PAIGE
SATCHEL PAIGE -PITCHER – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS  OF BASEBALL LEFTY GROVE
LEFTY GROVE -PITCHER – Nominated in 100 All Century Team

 

Major League Baseball All Century Team – Legends of Baseball – Special Covers 2000

Major League Baseball All Century Team – Legends of Baseball – Special Covers 2000

In 1999 the Major League Baseball All Century Baseball Team was chosen by popular votes of Fans. A Panel of experts first compiled a list of 100 greatest Major League  players from the past Century. Over two million fans voted.

The panel named a thirty member team after vote account and nominations.

US Postal Service issued a set of 20 stamps on Legends of Baseball  on 06 Jul 2000. A special cover on 10 Legends who feature in nominations for All century team are listed.

Tris Speaker -Outfield

Honus Wagner -shortstop

Pie Traynor – Third Base

Josh Gibson -Catcher

C Y Young – Pitcher

 

 

LEGENDS of BASEBALL -TRIS SPEAKER
TRIS SPEAKER -Outfield – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS of BASEBALL -HONUS WAGNER
HONUS WAGNER- Shortstop – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS OF BASEBALL PIE TRAYNOR
PIE TRAYNOR -Third Base – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
LEGENDS OF BASEBALL -JOSH GIBSON
JOSH GIBSON – Catcher – Nominated in 100 All Century Team
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C Y Young – Pitcher – Nominated in 100 All Century Team

Stamps on Balls – USA – June 2017

Stamps on Balls – USA – June 2017.

The World Cup Football is in full swing and a large number of Countries are issuing stamps on Football. USA issues a set of eight stamps on different Ball Games.The Issue “Have a Ball” featured stamps on Football,Volleyball ,Soccer,Golf ,Baseball,Basketball, Tennis & Kickball. A sheetlet containing 16 FOREVER stamps is listed

 

 

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