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Special postage stamps will have feel of baseball, football and other sports balls

How does that stamp feel?

That’s not a question you’ve likely asked before, but the U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special set of stamps that have the feel of eight different sports balls.

The Postal Service said in a news release that a special coating will be applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process.

That will make them feel like they have a tennis ball’s seams, the textured panels of a soccer ball or volleyball, a baseball’s stitches, the dimples of a golf ball and raised feel of a football, basketball and kickball.

The stamps will be issued on Wednesday starting at the U.S. Open in Hartford, Wis.

You can see all eight designs above and below.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff