Japan Post Co. said Friday it will begin selling Shohei Ohtani stamp sets to commemorate the Japanese baseball star receiving this year's American Major League MVP award.

Costing 6,100 yen ($53), including tax and delivery fees, the standard set will include five 84-yen stamps, eight postcards and a foldable booklet showing time-lapsed photos of Ohtani at bat, as well as a face towel.

Supplied photo shows postage stamps that commemorate Shohei Ohtani being named American Major Baseball League MVP. (Kyodo)

Japan Post will begin taking online applications from Saturday to Jan. 16, and in-person applications at post offices across the country from next Wednesday to Jan. 14.

Deliveries of the made-to-order sets will start in late January, and will be sent out in the order in which they were received.

Ohtani, who plays for the Los Angeles Angels, became the second Japanese in 20 years to receive the award after Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.

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