Card fact: The best handlebar mustache in the entire set. Yes, I've looked. There is only one other player that even comes close, and we won't see that card for a long time.
If I could, I would grow a mustache like that without hesitation. And by "if I could," I mean if I didn't mind eating my meals in the garage.
What I thought about this card then: Duh, I thought it was awesome. Yet, somehow it left my possession in a trade of some sort. Temporary insanity, I guess.
What I think about this card now: Players who wear batting helmets in their photos are cool. I don't know why. They just are.
Other stuff: Speaking of batting helmets, according to his wikipedia page, Horton kept the same helmet wherever he went. He just painted it a different color when he switched teams. Also, according to wiki, he is the youngest of 21(!) children.
Horton is much revered in Detroit. The Tigers retired his number and there's a statue of him in front of their park.
Back facts: I've mentioned this before, but "William Wallison Horton" is one of the best baseball names ever.
Other blog stuff: I've scanned in 567 cards of the set and that might be it for a few days. Even scanning takes a break for the holidays.
#728 - Bob Bailor
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