Friday, May 11, 2012
Time: 7 Days
Item Sent: 1981 Topps, 1983 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1992 Topps
Item Received: 1981 Topps, 1983 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1992 Topps. All signed in black Sharpie.
A burly righty who was nicknamed "Caveman" (for obvious physical reasons), Don Robinson was a valuable swingman for the Pirates and Giants throughout the '80s. He began his career as a starter in Pittsburgh before injuries forced a move to the bullpen. After some nice years in the Pirates pen, he reestablished himself as a dependable starter in San Francisco. He was also a fantastic hitter, so I'm glad one of the cards I sent him depicted him with a bat in his hand.