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Yogi Berra Stamp Celebration
June 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The US Postal Service is putting Yogi on a stamp and the celebration starts HERE! Join Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster Bob Costas and US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as we recognize a Hall of Fame ballplayer, a military hero and a great American — Yogi!
Thursday, June 24th
9:30 am: Program and Stamp Unveiling, Sale of First Day of Issue stamps, cachets and other collectible memorabilia
10:30 am – Noon: Fun and play on the ballfield at Yogi Berra Stadium
OUTSIDE the Museum
CDC and New Jersey State Guidelines for Covid Safety will be followed during this event.
Everyone! This celebration is free and open to the general public.
Can we visit the Museum while we’re there?
Absolutely! The Museum will be open all day free of charge for this special occasion.
Can we run the bases in Yogi Berra Stadium?
You may! The ballfield will be open for running the bases and playing catch from 10:30am – Noon. So wear your sneakers and bring your mitt!
What if we get hungry from all that stamp collecting and play?
The concession stands at Yogi Berra Stadium will be open for purchase of classic ballpark fare to suit the day.
I can’t make it on the 24th, can I still buy my Yogi stamps?
We’ll have First Day of Issue Cachets available through our online store starting June 24th. You can also purchase your Yogi stamps for every day use through the Postal Store or by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.
One last question… Who made Yogi’s stamp?
Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the Yogi stamp with original art by Charles Chaisson. The artist first sketched the image with graphite and pastel oil pencils. Then he scanned the image and finished the portrait digitally by applying layers of color to add highlights and detail. Michael Doret designed and created the blue lettering for “Yogi Berra.”