07 April 2014

an initials memorial for the royals' owner's wife

muriel irene kauffman, the wife and partner of the kansas city royals' founding owner ewing m. kauffman, passed away in march of 1995.  the royals wore a patch with her initials for the 1995 season.

you can see the patch on keith lockhart's right sleeve on his 1996 upper deck collector's choice card - front
and back
as well as this 1996 topps stadium club jeff montgomery card
but the card in my collection for this memorial is brent cookson's 1996 pacific card
muriel kauffman was a passionate supporter of the performing arts in kansas city, and a theatre within the kauffman center bears her name in tribute.

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