Canada Post has unveiled another set of NHL stamps – and this time Mark Messier is one of those being honoured!
The series this year features great forwards. Besides the former Oiler superstar, other players getting stamps include Darryl Sittler, Phil Esposito, Sidney Crosby, Steve Yzerman, and Guy Lafleur.
“This talented group of star forwards has contributed to our national story beyond the goals they’ve scored and the trophies they’ve won,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. “They are heroes for what they stand for. They are men of honour and character and represent the best of who we are as Canadians.”
Available in a mixed booklet of six, containing all of this year’s lineup, the stamps measure 40 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations, and are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper with seven-colour lithography.
The booklet front features a tightly cropped action shot of Lafleur and Sittler. Oversized-rate hockey-card-size souvenir sheets are available in a pack of six, as well.
Limited edition signed and numbered framed prints are available for each player.
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