Friday, May 11, 2012

Don Robinson

Sent: 5/3/12
Received: 5/10/12
Time: 7 Days
Address: Home
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.

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