2019 Canada Vancouver Asahi Baseball First Day Cover Circle Stamp Champions FDC

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller cynicwonder (2,028) 100%, Location: Toronto, ON, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 113739398299 Celebrate the championship-winning Vancouver Asahi amateur baseball team and enjoy a timeline of their remarkable achievements with this Official First Day Cover. This colourful collectible is stamped with a single baseball-shaped Permanent domestic stamp. Among those featured in the photograph on the stamp is Kaye Kaminishi, the last living Vancouver Asahi player (back row, second from left). The stamp is postmarked in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a pictorial cancellation of a swinging batter. The Asahi story is about more than baseball; it is about ganbare, the team’s determination to overcome racism and discrimination without retaliation. Formed in 1914, a time of overt prejudice, the Asahi quickly became one of Vancouver’s most dominant amateur teams. They thrilled fans and outwitted opponents using a strategy dubbed “brain ball,” a unique combination of bunt hits and aggressive base running. Regrettably, the team was forced to disband following Canada’s declaration of war on Japan and more than 20,000 people of Japanese ancestry were interned, many of them Canadian citizens. The Vancouver Asahi were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I also have a booklet of ten of these baseball-shaped Vancouver Asahi stamps and other baseball related items (especially Toronto Blue Jays items) listed for sale. To see them all please click ==> Baseball Sports Items Condition: Excellent condition - post office fresh., Date Of Issue: April 25, 2019, Modified Item: No, Topic: Baseball, Era: Elizabeth II (1952-Now), Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada, Year of Issue: 2011-Present, Cancellation Type: Pictorial, Denomination: Permanent (domestic rate), STAMP DESIGNER: Subplot Design Inc., QUANTITY PRODUCTS: 7,000, CANCELLATION SITE: Vancouver BC

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