NEWS: Mikael Granlund’s Lacrosse Goal Immortalized In Stamp Form
Mikael Granlund’s fame has elevated to a new level: a stamp. Not only has his goal been immortalized in this new format, but that very stamp has already completely sold out in Finland. Crazy.
The Helisingin Sanomat posted the following:
All the hockey experts said that Mikael Granlund’s sensational lacrosse-style scooped goal in the World Championships semi-final against Russia would take some licking, and now - with almost unseemly haste - they are to be proved right.
The wonder-goal has found its way rapidly onto a commemorative stamp, according to an announcement made on Friday by Itella (formerly Suomen Posti), the State-owned national mail enterprise.
The first-class mail stamp has been designed around a press image of the goal as it went in, and shows Granlund, the stunned Russian goalie Konstantin Barulin, and the puck in the roof of the net.
The stamps came on sale today, Friday, and can be bought only from Itella’s online shop in sheets of 20 (5 x 4), for EUR 15.00.
Actually, scrub that sentence above: they could be bought in that fashion, but the demand was so enormous that even before mid-afternoon on Friday the online store had to put up the shutters and admit they had sold out, and that they would only be getting new stock in after June 1st.