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Olympic Baseball Stamp
On April 3, 1992, the U.S. Postal Service held first day of issue ceremonies in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for the release of a new stamp commemorating the addition of baseball as a medal sport in the Summer Olympics. The selection of Atlanta's stadium for release of the stamp was in recognition of the fact that this stadium that would be the venue for baseball competition in the 1996 Summer Olympics. A second reason the Postal Service gave for releasing the stamp in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was the fact that the Braves had been in the 1991 World Series, and part of the series was played in this stadium.
The ceremony was closed to the public but was broadcast nationwide via satellite. [See photo of unveiling stamp.]
Click here to view Olympic Baseball first day of issue cancel.
Click here to view Olympic Baseball souvenir first day cover.
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