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    1985 World Series Game Seven Royals & Cardinals Line-Up Cards from Home Plate Umpire--First Royals Championship! Before the franchise repeated the feat in 2015, there was no doubt that October 27, 1985 was the single greatest day in Royals history, and frankly we still see it that way. The first taste of glory is always the sweetest, and this is the only one dating to the career of the team's greatest figure. George Brett is penned into the third spot in the batting line-up on Royals manager Dick Howser's handwritten line-up card that was delivered to home plate umpire Don Denkinger just before the start of Game Seven of the 1985 World Series. Whitey Herzog's card for the contest finds the immortal Ozzie Smith in the lead-off role. Each is signed by the manager and bears the various notations from the umpire regarding substitutions.

    We've never before seen both line-up cards from a World Series clincher offered together, and the connection here to such a memorable Fall Classic would distinguish it even within that hypothetical supply. Letter of provenance from umpire Don Denkinger.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - up.

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