By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It looks like the grass roots movement to get the legendary Wilt Chamberlain immortalized on a U.S. Postage Stamp is going to reach its goal.READ MORE: 'Dr. Oz' Aids Police In Resuscitating Man At Newark Airport
It’s been a long road that started back in February of 2008, when the Philadelphia Tribune’s Donald Hunt penned a column “Advocating A Stamp For Wilt.”READ MORE: FEMA-Run Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens At Pennsylvania Convention Center
Since then there’s been a consistent campaign featuring thousands of signatures on petitions and Hunt says it looks like they are on the brink of their goal.
“There was an article in Linn’s Stamp News, which covers the Postal Service and Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee and stamps in general. And they talked about the selections for the 2014 United States postage stamps, and Wilt’s included in that selection,” he explains.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Native Will Smith Teases Idea Of Running For Political Office One Day
Hunt is hopeful that an official announcement of the Wilt Chamberlain stamp will come later this year.