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Wilt Chamberlain Postage Stamp is Almost Here

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AP

Philadelphia-native and NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain will be featured on new, limited edition Forever stamps -- just in time to spice up your holiday cards.

The Wilton Chamberlain Postal Stamp Committee worked for six years to achieve their dream of flooding post offices with Chamberlain stamps. After 55,000 signatures, the committee can now celebrate the success of making Chamberlain the first NBA player forever commemorated by stamp.

The stamp committee is hosting a ceremony in December featuring former and current NBA players to glorify the hard-earned stamp.

Chamberlain has been called an “unstoppable force” in the game and is best known for scoring 100 points in a single game.

The celebratory luncheon will take place Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at 3801 Market St.  Former NBA players Mike Bantom, Ollie Johnson, Tom Hoover and Wali Jones are scheduled to speak.

The stamp will be officially unveiled later that day during halftime of the Sixers-Oklahoma City Thunder game at the Wells Fargo Center.

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