Mel Ott to be featured on stamp

The United States Postal Service has announced the upcoming release of 2006 stamps featuring a series of heroic individuals, including Mel Ott.

"Our 2006 program commemorates a wide range of diverse American icons with something that will appeal to everyone," said Postmaster General John E. Potter on the United States Postal Service Website.

The Mel Ott postage stamp, to be released during the summer of 2006, will be a part of the ?Sluggers? stamps. Others to be featured throughout the year include fellow baseball legend Roy Campanella, boxer Sugar Ray Robinson and Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The new stamps will be of 39 cent value, since the price of postage is increasing by 2 cents on Jan. 8, 2006.