Alright Pittsburghers, cue up the Sister Sledge anthem "We Are Family" for this pair of 1979 World Series Game 1 lineup cards. All season long the Pittsburgh Pirates disco'd their way to an NL pennant in 1979, with the Sister Sledge hit as their theme song. This earned holdovers Willie Stargell, Bruce Kison and Manny Sanguillen a rematch against Jim Palmer and Mark Belanger, who were the only Baltimore Orioles still with the team, that were also there for a 1971 WS match-up with the "Bucs". The theme song was obviously magical, as the Pirates prevailed in seven games, just as they had in '71. Offered are the (2) original lineup cards presented by opposing managers Earl Weaver and Chuck Tanner to homeplate umpire Jerry Neudecker for the first game of the 1979 World Series.
Dated "10/10/79", both of these "Official Batting Order" cards show signs of having been folded for location in Neudecker's pocket, but otherwise both remain appealing, with crisp writing listing stars Parker, Stargell, Madlock and Kison for the Pirates and Belanger, Singleton, Murray, Dempsey and Flanagan for the O's. At the bottom of each card in the typical location, both participating managers have signed their respective cards, with Weaver ("9") and Tanner ("8-9"). Auction LOA from JSA.