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.

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.”

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.

Hunt is hopeful that an official announcement of the Wilt Chamberlain stamp will come later this year.