The grassroots movement to get Seabiscuit on a U.S. postage stamp must have worked.
The horse that his connections called “Pops” back in the day will be on one of the new 44-cent stamps (scroll down to see it).
The painting by John Mattos depicts a moment in the 1938 Special match race against War Admiral, as seen in the video at the top of the post.
This price-change stamp will be coming to a U.S. post office near you this May, during the heart of the US Triple Crown season.
FWIW, if you read the two Wikipedia entries above, you’ll note some things that got glossed over in the movie. Like the fact that Seabiscuit was bigger than War Admiral.
Why let facts get in the way of a great story? 😉
Anyway, the stamp reportedly will be available on or before the May 11 postal change.