Thursday, March 13, 2014

#272 - The 1969 No. 1 Draft Pick - Jeff Burroughs

What a card: This card commemorates the Senators' selection of Jeff Burroughs with the No. 1 pick in the 1969 MLB amateur draft. The Astros selected J.R. Richard with the No. 2 pick.

My observation on the front: This is a great old-time look on a card from 1985. It might be the first color photograph of a Senators uniform in a Topps set since the 1971 set (or the 1972 set if you count all those airbrushed Rangers).

More opinion from me: This was the coolest of the draft pick subset cards for me because I simply wasn't around for the Senators and to pull a Senators card was pretty fantastic.

Something you might know: Burroughs was a 19-year-old phenom when he made his major league debut in 1970.

Something you might not know: Burroughs hit a home run in his very first exhibition game, which thrilled his manager Ted Williams, who had been talking up Burroughs as the player who would follow him as the next .400 hitter.

My observation on the back: Zzzzzzzzzz ... he hit a home run in the '68 Legion regional final? Do go on.

The blog wants to speak now: The Pop Culture category is updated.

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