Back in July, the Postal Service began selling All-Stars Forever stamps featuring MLB greats Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby and Willie Stargell. To make things interesting, the Postal Service launched a pre-order stamp competition in May to see which player would generate the most orders. The contest continued through the 2012 MLB season and concluded with the completion of the World Series. Stargell came out on top with 8,220,355 total orders.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congratulations to the Giants for taking the World Series. Willie Stargell fans can also celebrate their own victory. They stepped up to the plate in the Stamps Batted In (SBI) pennant race to position the Pittsburgh Pirate icon as the Most Popular Player (MPP) among four icons immortalized on the Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever stamps last summer.
Prior to the stamps July 20 issuance, the Postal Service started a friendly pre-order stamp competition in late May among fans of Stargell and other players commemorated on the stamps — Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees, Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians and Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox. Williams took the lead at the beginning with DiMaggio nudging ahead a week prior to the First-Day-of-Issuance ceremony only to have Williams take it back.
Congrats to Willie.