Canada Post has issued a series of 100th Grey Cup Anniversary stamps, including one celebrating the Saskatchewan Roughriders classic 1989 cup victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 1989 cup contest was a high-scoring battle that set or tied 15 Grey Cup records. The score was tied 40-40 in the dying seconds when Dave Ridgway booted a 35-yard field goal to bring the cup home to Saskatchewan. Many CFL fans consider that 1989 contest to be one of the greatest Grey Cup games ever played.
"The Grey Cup glorifies true Canadian spirit and preserving this legacy through stamps is one way to salute the players who have contributed to this great sport," said Deepak Chopra, President and CEO at Canada Post.
"Nothing brings Canadians together quite like the Grey Cup, and having that recognized and celebrated on our country's stamps is a tremendous tribute," said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.
The stamps were designed by Bensimon Byrne of Toronto and are available in post offices across the country starting August 16.