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20c Jackie Robinson Commemoration. Black Heritage 1982
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20c Jackie Robinson Commemoration. Black Heritage 1982
Category: Commemorative Stamps
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Stamp Title:
20c Jackie Robinson Commemoration. Black Heritage 1982
Issue Year:
1982  
Date of Issue:
2nd August, 1982  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
1993  
Scott Catalogue No:
2016
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
164,235,000 
Designer(s):
Theme(s):
Personality, Sports
Description:
20c Jackie Robinson (baseball player) Commemoration. Black Heritage Issue 1982.

Born in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play modern major league baseball. By breaking the “baseball color line,” Robinson helped bring an end to racial segregation in professional baseball. His outstanding play earned him the Rookie of the Year award in 1947. In 1949, he took the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award and its batting championship.