USPS 1984 Poster Promoting the Roberto Clemente Stamp.
Lot 294. USPS 1984 Poster Promoting the Roberto Clemente Stamp. The U.S. Postal Service issued the stamp on Aug. 17, 1984 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Clemente’s birth. Clemente was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973 based on a career that included 12 All-Star games, 11 Gold Gloves, four batting titles, the N.L. MVP Award in 1966 and a career batting average of .317. On New Year’s Eve 1972, he was killed in a plane crash while on his way to Nicaragua to assist in distributing supplies to earthquake victims. Juan Lopez-Bonilla of Louisville, KY, designed the stamp. The 24” x 26” poster has the usual folds and is technically vg-ex with a number of light creases. It displays with an ex appearance. Winning Bid $55.