Beloved by fans across the country, Yogi Berra (1925–2015) was one of the best and most celebrated Major League Baseball™ players of his era. Berra won a record 10 World Series™ with the New York Yankees™ and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The stamp art is an original digital illustration. The artist first sketched the image with graphite and pastel oil pencils. He then scanned the image and finished the portrait digitally by applying layers of color to add highlights and detail.
Berra earned his famous nickname while playing American Legion baseball. Legend has it that Berra and his teammates went to the movies, where they saw a travelogue about India. Noticing that Berra sat waiting to bat with legs and arms folded in the same fashion as the yogis on the screen, one of his teammates decided everyone should call Berra “Yogi.”
The Yankees™ signed Berra to a Minor League™ contract in 1942. After playing one season, he was drafted and served in the Navy during World War II. Discharged in May of 1946, Berra played with the Yankees for the final week of the season. He hit the first of his 358 Major League™ home runs in his second at bat. The next season, he won the first of his World Series rings.
Berra won three American League MVP awards, was selected as an MLB™ All Star in 15 different seasons, and played in the World Series in 14 of his 18 seasons in Yankees pinstripes. Considered the best catcher in the American League in the 1950s, he was also a feared hitter, averaging better than .300 four times—finishing with a .285 lifetime average—and knocking in 100 runs five times.
A talented athlete, Berra became almost as well known for his paradoxical sayings, Yogi-isms— contradictory bits of logic and humor—as for his skill on the baseball diamond. “I never said everything I said,” Berra conceded, but several quotes attributed to him appear in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.
After retiring as a Yankees player at the end of the 1963 season, Berra began a second career managing and coaching, taking two teams to the World Series as manager, the Yankees in 1964 and the Mets™ in 1973.
Berra was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and was a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp with original art by Charles Chaisson and lettering by Michael Doret.
The Yogi Berra stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp in panes of 20. This Forever stamp is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.
Made in the USA
SKUs featured on this page: 480304
Yogi Berra Stamp
First-Class Mail Forever
Type of Issue:
Pane of 20 (1 design)
Issue Date & City:
June 24, 2021, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
Charles Chaisson, New York, NY
Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn
Flexographic, Offset, Microprint
Banknote Corporation of America
Stamps per Pane:
Phosphor, Block Tag
Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Blue PMS 2135, Blue PMS 2767, Blue PMS 7681
Image Area (w x h):
0.84 x 1.42 in. / 21.336 x 36.068 mm
Overall Size (w x h):
0.98 x 1.56 in. / 24.892 x 39.624 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h):
5.92 x 7.75 in. / 150.368 x 196.85 mm
Press Sheets Size (w x h):
23.25 x 11.84 in. / 590.55 X 300.736 mm
120 stamps per revolution
“B” followed by seven (7) single digits in bottom two corners
Header: Major League Baseball™ All-Star • Plate number in bottom two corners
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