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Monday, August 13, 2012

USPS: Righty or Lefty?: Joe DiMaggio Stamp Mystery Solved

No, it’s not the age-old Topping-Webb/Burke argument…it’s about DiMaggio’s swing.

We’ve had several inquiries lately about Joe DiMaggio‘s stamp in the recently issued set of Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps. Specifically, collectors and enthusiasts have addressed the depiction of DiMaggio’s swing. So, is DiMaggio’s swing correctly portrayed? The answer is yes, and here’s why:

The Yankee Clipper was a right-handed batter, and he is indeed following through on his right-handed swing. However, due to the size of the stamp, you can’t see that his lower torso and legs are twisted as they would be on his follow-through. The stamp artist, Kadir Nelson, also had to slightly change the position of the bat in order to show all of it. If this had been a photograph, you would’ve been able to see that when DiMaggio followed through, his bat was extended fully away from his body and nearly parallel to the ground.

Repoz Posted: August 13, 2012 at 03:43 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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