With the issuance of this commemorative stamp, the Postal Service paid tribute to six-time world champion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989).
Resembling a fight poster from the 1940s and 1950s, the stamp design features block lettering and a halftone image of Robinson created from a photographic portrait made during his peak fighting years.
Avery Dennison produced 100 million stamps in the gravure process, in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) panes of twenty stamps.
Reference: Postal Bulletin (February 16, 2006).
Scott Catalogue USA: 4020
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Museum ID: 2008.2007.231