1969 Professional Baseball Plate Block Of 4 6c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1381 - CX362
Issue Date: September 24, 1969. First Professional Baseball Team - Cincinnati Red Stockings. Americans began playing baseball in the early 1800s, as informal teams using local rules. By the mid 1800s, the sport was considered America's "national pastime." In 1869 the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first salaried team, making them baseball's first professional baseball team. The highest salary was $1,400 for the season, which is equivalent to $145,000 in modern wages. They finished their first year with 65 wins and 0 losses, generating a profit of $1.39.
These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.
The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.