2010 Negro Leagues Baseball Plate Block of 4 44c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 4466
When baseball was in its infancy, the rule known as the "Gentleman's Agreement" banned black players from white leagues. It was from behind this color line that a new American pastime was born - Negro Leagues Baseball. The first Negro Leagues were formed in 1920. When integration came in 1947 and black players had finally gained equality when they signed with Major League teams. But then Negro Leagues lost their best players, and attendance dropped. At the end of the 1961 season, the era of Negro Leagues Baseball was over. Andrew "Rube" Foster was an American baseball player (Pitcher) and the manager of the Chicago American Giants. Rube Foster was founding executive in the Negro Leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. (Scott #4466a)
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.