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USPS to honor Hank Aaron with a stamp

The release was announced on the 50th anniversary of his record-setting home run

The Hank Aaron stamp shows the baseball player at bat.
The Hank Aaron stamp will feature a digital painting of the baseball great showing his right-hand batting stance.

The Postal Service will release a stamp this year to honor baseball great Hank Aaron, who rose from humble beginnings to rewrite the record books while prevailing in the face of racism.

The stamp was announced April 8, the 50th anniversary of the game where Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record.

The stamp art features a digital painting of Aaron (1934-2021) as a member of the Atlanta Braves, showing his famous right-hand batting stance.

The side of the pane has a large illustration of Aaron on April 8, 1974, watching the ball he had just hit for his record-breaking 715th home run.

Greg Breeding, an art director for USPS, designed the stamp and pane with original art by Chuck Styles.

The Hank Aaron stamp will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and

The release date and dedication ceremony location will be announced later.