Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#276 - The 1978 No. 1 Draft Pick - Bob Horner

What a card: This card recognizes the Braves selecting Bob Horner as the No. 1 pick in the 1978 amateur draft. He was chosen ahead of Lloyd Moseby, Hubie Brooks, Mike Morgan and Andy Hawkins, who went in picks 2 through 5.

My observation the front: I'm quite sure that this photo came from the same session that produced Horner's rookie card.

More opinion from me: I don't have a lot of fond memories about the Braves -- unless you're talking about their losing ways from the '70s -- but that Indian feather on the sleeve kicks up some nostalgia.

Something you might know: Horner bypassed the minor leagues to join Atlanta in 1978 and played 89 games, winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Something you might not know: Horner was drafted by the Oakland A's out of high school in the 15th round, but obviously he didn't sign.

My observation the back: Brewers pitching coach Rick Kranitz was a high school teammate of Bob Horner's at Apollo High School.

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