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Wilt Chamberlain Gets His Own U.S. Postal Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service announced two commemorative Wilt Chamberlain stamps will be produced, one depicting him with the Philadelphia Warriors and the other showing him with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wilt Chamberlain, the Basketball Hall of Famer and the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game, is set to appear on a commemorative U.S postage stamp. Chamberlain died in 1999 at age 63.

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The U.S. Postal Service and the Philadelphia 76ers, with cooperation from the NBA, will formally dedicate the Wilt Chamberlain Forever stamps in a halftime ceremony during a Dec. 5 game against Oklahoma City.

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The stamps are just over 2 inches tall. Kadir Nelson, of San Diego, created the two stamp image portraits of the NBA Hall of Famer.

One is based on a photograph of Chamberlain in a Philadelphia Warriors uniform; the other is based on an image of Chamberlain in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

The word “Wilt” is featured in either the top right or left corner of each stamp. Art director Antonio Alcala of Alexandria, Va., designed the stamps.