painting of three baseball pins and a stadium in the background
World Series Rivals stamp art, 1999

Illustrator: Dean Ellis

World Series Rivals depicts the crosstown rivalry between the Yankees and the Dodgers. During the 1950’s, the Yankees played in eight World Series, including four against the Dodgers, who beat the Yankees once. The transit token is a reminder that these intra-city match-ups were known as “subway series.”

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection