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July 14, 2014

Germany printed World Cup victory stamps BEFORE yesterday's match started


Now that's faith.

From USA Today


Germany's Deutsche Post AG took a gamble on the outcome of the World Cup final — and it paid off.

Before the match even began the former state monopoly had printed five million stamps commemorating Germany's fourth World Cup title after 1954, 1974 and 1990.

Had Germany lost to Argentina, the stamps would have had to be pulped.

The 0.60 cents ($0.82) stamps [above] were presented Monday, just hours after Mario Goetze's late goal in extra time sealed Germany's 1-0 victory.

July 14, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


Faith? Not really.

Both Superbowl teams have champion baseball caps and jerseys made before the game. The winning team wear theirs. The losing team sells theirs for pennies in Africa.

If Germany had not won, there would be an incinerator in Berlin working overtime.

Posted by: antares | Jul 15, 2014 5:11:40 AM

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