Legends of Baseball: Jackie Robinson

painting of Jackie Robinson

Artist: Joseph Saffold
Art director: Phil Jordan
First day of issue: July 6, 2000

Airbrush and ink on board

Joseph Saffold’s illustration resembles an old photograph, an effect he achieved by using colored pencils and acrylic and oil paints applied with an airbrush. In the final stamp design, the rounded corners and black band at the bottom continue the concept by suggesting the appearance of a vintage trading card.

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Final stamp design for Jackie Robinson 2000 stamp

Art of the Stamp

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