Jackie Roosevelt Robinson stamp art, 1983
Illustrator: Howard Koslow
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player, signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Over his ten seasons as a Dodger, he helped the team win six National League Championships and one World Series Championship. He was the first major league baseball player to be honored on a US stamp.
Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection