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For broadcast on CBS Radio Network stations April 1-2, 2006:

A Stamp Sweet As Sugar

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries. 

Over and over, the phrase you hear about the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson is "pound for pound...."

"He was personification of the sport and the ethic of getting to where you want to be with the 
best you have."
RUNS :10

His son, Ray Robinson the Second, says the family didn't campaign for the stamp.

"The stamp is a 39-cent stamps. Dad won his first championship at the Golden Gloves in 1939."
RUNS :07

Well, not quite, says Dave Failor of the Postal Service.

"It wasn't tied to any anniversary or anything like that. It was just the Committee had placed 
him under consideration, he eventually rose up to the top, and (they) said, yeah, it's time to 
do a Sugar Ray Robinson stamp."
RUNS :11

The stamp shows a boxing poster in red and blue, but Sugar Ray's trademark flamingo pink car 
is missing.

"Everybody, when they think of Dad, they think 'Oh, jeez, he was great, and whatever happened 
to that pretty car?'"
RUNS :06

And that's Stamp Collecting this week. 

I'm Lloyd de Vries, CBS News. 

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