FDC: Celebrate the Century – 1967, Super Bowl I

In some parts of the world it is Super Bowl Sunday. To celebrate the day, here is a cover from my American football collection.


Country: United States of America
Date of Issue: 17th September 1999 (first day cover)

Stamp Details

The stamp design features an image of a ticket from the first AFLNFL Championship game, now known as Super Bowl I.

The stamp is one of an extensive series from USPS called Celebrate the Century, issued between 1998 and 2000. Each decade in the 20th century is represented by 15 stamps that commemorate significant events from those years.

Super Bowl I

Super Bowl I was contested by the Green Bay Packers (NFL) and the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL). The Packers won 35-10. This Sunday (5th February 2017), the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, fifty years after the first Championship game.

Super Bowl LI Update

The Patriots beat the Falcons 34-28 in a thrilling overtime finish, the first Super Bowl to go into overtime. Tom Brady led his team to their 5th championship title, all 5 wins under Brady, a QB record.

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  1. Some people don’t know that the first two NFL Championship games were not called Super Bowl. Just a bit of trivia. It took on that title in 1969.
    That envelope looks very similar to me, but not the stamp – um…. I wonder why.

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    1. Thanks GP! I knew the name came about by accident, but I wasn’t sure when. I’m not sure if the cachet is an official USPS one (credited to “ArtCraft”). Maybe it was part of the marketing during the issue events? There were 150 stamps issued in this series, so I guess it might be hard to recall one particular stamp. It would certainly be an interesting series to collect.

      I’m no expert, but I really can’t separate the Patriots and Falcons. I think the Falcons might edge it on technical qualities, but I can’t ignore the Brady factor. I’m definitely looking forward to the game. Do you have a prediction, GP? :)

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