#4465 – 2010 44c Negro Leagues Baseball: Play at the Plate

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.80
$1.80
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.50
$0.50
1 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM637215x32mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM67145x32mm 50 Horizontal Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$4.25
$4.25
 
U.S. #4465
44¢ Play at the Plate
Negro Leagues Baseball

Issue Date: July 15, 2010
City: Kansas City, MO
 
Baseball was in its infancy when the rule known as the “Gentleman’s Agreement” banned black players from white leagues. From behind this color line a new American pastime was born – Negro Leagues Baseball.
 
The first Negro Leagues were formed in 1920, and fans were treated to a fast-paced game filled with action and flamboyance. Players like Satchel Paige electrified the crowds with their showmanship. A tall, lanky right-hander, Paige often told the outfielders to sit down while he struck out the next batter. And “Cool Papa” Bell would often try to steal two bases on one pitch.
 
Behind all the pageantry, life in Negro baseball was tough. When the team bus stopped at a restaurant, the players weren’t allowed in the dining room. And they often slept on the buses because white hotels wouldn’t rent them rooms. “We didn’t get a chance sometimes to take a bath for 3 or 4 days because they wouldn’t let us,” recalled Ted Radcliffe. 
 
Integration came in 1947, which had mixed results. Black players had finally gained equality when they signed with Major League teams. But the Negro Leagues lost their best players, and attendance dropped. At the end of the 1961 season, the era of Negro Leagues Baseball was over.
 
Read More - Click Here


  • 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps, plus FREE 2014 Imperforate Semi-Postal, 8 stamps 1998-2019 U.S. Semi-Postal Stamps

    Semi-postal stamps are issued to serve a double purpose.  Priced higher than regular postage, they pay the current mailing rate plus an added amount contributed to a charitable cause.  As of 2019, eight semi-postal (sometimes called "fundraising") stamps had been issued.  Now you can get them in one easy order and receive the B5a imperforate semi-postal FREE!

    $13.50
    BUY NOW
  • 1990s First Day Covers, Collection of 100 100 First Day Covers Issued During the 1990s
    Some of the stamps I saw in my set of 100 covers highlighted Looney Tunes characters, statehood anniversaries, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, and more.  Order your set today.
    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 stamps, used 1922-32 Regular Issues, 24 used stamps

    This set of 24 postally used 1922-32 regular issues stamps is a great addition to your collection. Order today to receive: 571, 610, 632, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 653,684, 685, 692, 693, 694, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, and 720.

    $6.25
    BUY NOW

 

U.S. #4465
44¢ Play at the Plate
Negro Leagues Baseball

Issue Date: July 15, 2010
City: Kansas City, MO
 
Baseball was in its infancy when the rule known as the “Gentleman’s Agreement” banned black players from white leagues. From behind this color line a new American pastime was born – Negro Leagues Baseball.
 
The first Negro Leagues were formed in 1920, and fans were treated to a fast-paced game filled with action and flamboyance. Players like Satchel Paige electrified the crowds with their showmanship. A tall, lanky right-hander, Paige often told the outfielders to sit down while he struck out the next batter. And “Cool Papa” Bell would often try to steal two bases on one pitch.
 
Behind all the pageantry, life in Negro baseball was tough. When the team bus stopped at a restaurant, the players weren’t allowed in the dining room. And they often slept on the buses because white hotels wouldn’t rent them rooms. “We didn’t get a chance sometimes to take a bath for 3 or 4 days because they wouldn’t let us,” recalled Ted Radcliffe. 
 
Integration came in 1947, which had mixed results. Black players had finally gained equality when they signed with Major League teams. But the Negro Leagues lost their best players, and attendance dropped. At the end of the 1961 season, the era of Negro Leagues Baseball was over.