Jim Thorpe - King of Sport 1 - Aug 15, Jim Thorpe, Pa
Babe Ruth - King of Sport 2 - Oct 1, 1974 Baltimore, Md
Red Grange - King of Sport 3 - Oct 18, 1974 Urbana, Il
Walter Hagen - King of Sport 4 - Dec 21, 1974 Rochester, NY
Bill Tilden - King of Sport 5 - Feb 10, 1975 Philadelphia, Pa
Man O' War - King of Sport 6 - Mar 29, 1975 Lexington, Ky
Johnny Weissmuller - King of Sport 7 - Jun 2, 1975 Windber, Pa
Jack Dempsey - King of Sport 8 - Jul 2, 1976 Jersey City, NJ
Babe Didrikson - King of Sport 9 - Seneca Falls, NY
Bobby Jones - King of Sport 10 - Sep 27, 1975 Merion Station, pa
Joe DiMaggio - King of Sport 11 - Nov 25, 1975 Martinez, Ca
Sonja Henie - King of Sport 12 - Feb 5, 1976 Kunstenret, Norway
Joe Louis - King of Sport 13 - May 13, 1976 Lexington, Al
Jesse Owens - King of Sport 14 - May 25, 1976 - Ann Arbor, Mi
Gertrude Ederle - King of Sport 15 - Aug 6, 1976 Donner, Eng
The Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, issued a 15-cover set titled Kings of Sport between 1974 and 1976. Art craft prepared the cachet series.
The Red Grange King of Sport cachet is the only cover not to have a number as part of the design. 3000 of each cachet was printed. The first copy of the Jim Thorpe King of Sport #1 was mailed to noted athlete President Gerald Ford. The second cover was sent to NFL Commissioner Pete Roselle..
King of Sport 16, Jim Brown was planned for Nov 24, 1976. Prior to issuance a notice was sent out "Due to unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, we regret that the cover honoring Jim Brown cannot be issued at this time as scheduled. Also due to these circumstances it now appears that projected future issues of Kings must be indefinitely postponed.."
Original pricing was $1.00 per cover prior to cancellation, and $1.50 after cancellation.