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Finnish baseball 100 years -mint

Finland’s third most popular ball game, Finnish baseball (pesäpallo), will turn 100 years old this year. Pesäpallo is called the national game of Finland, and the championship series Superpesis is one of the most followed ball game sports series in Finland. Pesäpallo has always been associated with a strong sense of county pride, and local people are passionate supporters of their favourite team.

The stamps represent four typical game situations in pesäpallo: the draw of choice, a pitch, a hit and advancing to a base. The reverse side of the sheet contains information on the father of pesäpallo, Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala, who invented the game by combining elements from different ball-batting games. The first official pesäpallo games with the new rules were played in 1922. The stamps have been designed by Juuso Kemi, a self-confessed pesäpallo enthusiast. “I played as a junior in the Kankaanpään Maila for 10 years and have been a passionate fan of the sport since the 1980s. I wanted to capture the high points of a pesäpallo game on the stamps, while, at the same time, highlighting the equality of the game through the selected photos.

The stamps feature men, women and children playing pesäpallo, a suitable sport for everyone, regardless of age and gender”, Kemi says.

Product information

ARTIST:Juuso Kemi
DATE OF ISSUE:27.04.2022
DENOMINATION/PRICE:Miniature sheet holding four domestic no-value indicator stamps.
Item no. 610-1140000

Sizes and sheets

SIZE OF STAMPS:2 x 20 x 40 mm, 2 x 30 x 30 mm
SIZE OF SHEET:100 x 120 mm

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