The U.S. Postal Service soon will release first-of-a-kind stamps with the look — and feel — of actual balls used in eight popular sports. The Have a Ball! Forever stamps depict balls used in baseball, basketball, football, golf, kickball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a texture that mimics the feel of a baseball's stitching; golf ball’s dimples; tennis ball’s seams; soccer ball or volleyball’s textured panels; and the different raised patterns of a football, basketball and kickball.
The First-Day-Of-Issue ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 14, at the 117th U.S. Open Championship in Hartford, WI. The ceremony will be part of the U.S. Golf Association’s Flag Day celebration. The Postal Service is honored to be part of this special tribute to those who serve or have served in the military.