Every day across the United States, people of all ages gather on fields, diamonds, courts, and golf courses to engage in friendly and fun competition. In 2017, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates our nation’s passion for athletics with Have A Ball! Annually, millions in the U.S. participate in the sports represented on the stamps.
Each of the 16 self-adhesive circular stamps showcases illustrations of one of eight sports balls: baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a textured feel. The sheet features two of each design. The words “USA” and “FOREVER 2017” and the name of the sport represented appear on each stamp.
Mike Ryan designed the stamps and Greg Breeding served as the art director of the project. Artist Daniel Nyari created the colorful, stylized stamp art. The Have A Ball! stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA.
SKUs featured on this page: 474904
|Issue:||Have a Ball! Stamp|
|Denomination & Type of Issue:||Forever, First-Class Mail®|
|Format:||Pane of 16 (8 designs)|
|Issue Date & City:||June 14, 2017, Hartford, WI 53027|
|Art Director:||Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA|
|Designer:||Mike Ryan, Charlottesville, VA|
|Typographer:||Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA|
|Artist:||Daniel Nyari, Long Island City, NY|
|Manufacturing Process:||Offset, Flexographic|
|Printer:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Printed at:||Williamsville, NY|
|Press Type:||Muller A76|
|Stamps per Pane:||16|
|Print Quantity:||80,000,000 stamps|
|Paper Type:||Nonphosphored Type III, Spot Tag applied|
|Processed at:||Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)|
|Colors:||Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS Cool Gray #7|
|Image Area (w x h):||1.08 x 1.08 in/27.43 x 27.43 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h):||1.27 x 1.27 in/32.26 x 32.26 mm|
|Full Pane Size (w x h):||6.25 x 6.25 in/158.75 x 158.75 mm|
|Press Sheet Size (w x h):||25.25 x 12.50 in/641.35 x 317.50 mm|
|Plate Size:||256 stamps per revolution|
|Plate Numbers:||“P” followed by five (5) digits|
|Back:||©2016 USPS • USPS Logo • two barcodes (474900) • Plate Position Diagram • Promotional Text|
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