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Dipper stamps!

On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council got down to some serious business: recommending that the U.S. Postal Service commemorate the greatest athlete the city has ever produced.

But how do you go about depicting Wil Chamberlain on a teeny, ti

Dipper stamps!

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On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council got down to some serious business: recommending that the U.S. Postal Service commemorate the greatest athlete the city has ever produced.

But how do you go about depicting Wilt Chamberlain on a teeny, tiny stamp? The man was beyond big.

OK, 7-foot-1.

But when the Dipper lept to the rim he assumed superhero proportions.

The stamp would have to depict The Stilt in midair.

And in those teeny, tiny shorts.

And that serious Fro.

If the USPS is as wise as we think it is and follows council's recommendation, Chamberlain would become not only the tallest person commemorated on a stamp but also, if his claims of 20,000  women conquered are to be believed, the most amorous. 

 

Karen Heller Inquirer Staff Writer
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