Joe DiMaggio was a righthanded hitter. What’s wrong with this stamp in the recently released Major League Baseball stars series released by the USPS?
Nothing’s wrong with it, the USPS blog contends today:
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.
Though some claim it’s a guy poised to hit lefty, the video doesn’t lie:
Although this famous photograph shows how the position of the bat had to be changed for the stamp: