Negro Leagues Baseball Stamps and September’s Birthdays

Some of you might know that I am a member of the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research).  I love their publications!  

Lots of great reads in the publications including reports from the Negro League conference, good book reading suggestions and much much more but I’ll just share a couple of things.  

Negro Leagues Baseball Stamps

In case you have not seen it, here is the Negro Leagues Baseball stamp that was released in July.   The stamp was designed by award winning artist Kadir Nelson (author of We are the Shift).  These are the stamps I bought after reading it in the publication. 

Negro Leagues Baseball Stamp.jpg


September Birthdays from players that played in the Negro League

3rd – Rev. Bill Greason – 86

4th – Jose Santiago – 82

5th – Billy Ray Haggins – 81

7th – Ricky Maroto – 78

9th – Jim Proctor – 75

11th – Clyde Parris – 88

16th – Ollie Brantley – 79

19th – Stanley “Doc” Glenn – 84

21st – Louis Clarizio – 79

22nd – Sweet Lou Johnson – 76     Our own Dodger Sweet Lou !

26th – Emilio Navarro – 105   WOW Mr. Mellito!   I blogged about Mr. Mellito  back in February of 2009. 

27th- Mamie “Peanut” Johnson – 75    I blogged about the remarkable “Peanut” Johnson in February of 2010.

28th – William Deck – 95

29th – Harold Gould – 86

30th – Archie Young – 80.     


Here is my old post on Mamie “Peanut” Johnson×318-2413451.jpgarchives/2010/02/black_history_month_mamie_pean.html

And here is a picture I found with her posing with her Wheaties Box.   Wish I had that box!


Here is my old on  post on Emilio Navarro×318-2413451.jpgarchives/2009/02/oldest_living_explayer_in_mlb.html 

If you like to send Emilio Navarro a birthday card, here is the address:

Emilio Navarro

Torres Street #97

Ponce,  PR 00730 

Emilio Navarro - Playing Baseball  Emilio Navarro

Reference:  SABR 3rd quarter 2010 publication (

Peanut Johnson pic:  www. 

Emlio Navarro’s pic:


So Emma, will you be using those stamps, or is it safe to assume that they will become a part of your baseball collection?
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I love it when they have commemoritive stamps done by someone other than the official postal service stamp people, whoever they are..


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They will be put away along with my Jackie Robinson’s stamps although I might use one to send it to myself!
I love commemorative stamps too Peter. I should put all my baseball samps together. I know…I should have done that from the start. One of my many faults is not being organized.

Keep those stamps safe. Thanks for sharing. I always get an inside look at something on your blog. Guess that’s why I keep comin’ back🙂

I was reading that and I was excited to share it. I get excited easily😉. I am going to sent Emilio Navarro a birthday card. I had one in my hand to buy but the line was too long so I’ll stop tonight and get one.

I love those stamps and I’d keep them as commemoratives instead of using them on letters. They’re very special! You must have quite a collection of memorabilia in your house, Emma. I can only imagine…

Yes, I have a few commemorative stamps. I should start going thru Dodgers and Baseball memorabilia that I have and get rid of duplicates. I am thinking of donating a wool jersey that I got at an auction and is has been sitting in a drawer.

Hey Emma!
I always LOVE your stories and photos! They are just great! 🙂

Hey, just wanted to let you know some great news! My company, CP Bookkeeping, just got it’s first client last night!!! Yeah!!!


Glad you like my photos and stories. Did you see the pictures from the ITD tour?
That is great news that you got your first client!!!!! Congratulations!

Gorgeous stamps! I’d be saving them too. And I will never forget Peanut.

Hey Mike, I’ll let you know if I hear from Emilio Navarro. I doubt it but is still good to be able to send him a birthday card.

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