Sep 22, 2010

Rube Foster Negro Leagues Baseball FDC from USA

FDC Name:Rube Foster Negro Leagues Baseball
Issue Date:15th JULY'2010.
On July 15, 2010 the U.S. Postal Service added two collectible postage stamps to its growing list of baseball commemorative stamps with their dedication of two 44-cent stamps honoring the Negro Leagues. The Negro League Baseball stamp features an action sequence of a play at home plate. The Rube Foster stamp, with the background design continued from the Negro League Baseball stamp, pays tribute to the man known as the "father" of Negro League Baseball.
Negro League Baseball History
The term "Negro Leagues" encompasses the all-black professional baseball leagues that existed during the years 1920-1962, however the history of all-black baseball teams stretches back to 1885 when the Cuban Giants were founded in Babylon, New York.
According to the Negro League Baseball site, all-black professional baseball teams were flourishing in the United States for decades prior to the "official" formation of Negro League Baseball. Teams such as the Birmingham Black Barons, Kansas City Monarchs, St. Louis Giants, Cuban Giants, and Indianapolis ABCs (among many others) achieved success by barnstorming and playing in industrial leagues. But black professional baseball truly came to the forefront of American sports when Andrew "Rube" Foster organized the Negro National League in 1920. The eight teams that played in the inaugural Negro National League season included the Chicago American Giants, Chicago Giants, Cuban Stars, Dayton Marcos, Detroit Stars, Indianapolis ABCs, Kansas City Monarchs, and St. Louis Giants.
Remark:This is my first FDC from USA though this a self-made FDC but with excellent catchate cancellation additional postage was used for International letter,Many many thanks to the Cernohous Family for the nice FDC.

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