Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TTM Success - Don Robinson

I added a nice run of Topps cards and interesting uniforms with this TTM success from Don Robinson.  The above 1979 Topps card showing a pinstriped Pirates uniform and pillbox hat might be the best card of the bunch.  Those are really cool uniforms.  I like the bright yellow ones better, but these are pretty good.
Here is another 1987 Topps for the binder, and another pillbox hat.  I don't know if I would wear one of these hats in public, but they still are pretty cool.
Wow, there are three more cards with that Pirates hat.  Now we have three of the yellow uniforms.  The 1981 Topps takes the yellow to a whole new level.  The 1986 looks really nice with the black and white border.  THen you have a 1992 Topps with a basic Giants jersey.  It turns it into an SAT question; which of these does not belong?

Robinson (b. 1957) played in the majors from 1978 to 1992 for the Pirates, Giants, Angels and Phillies.  He had a career record of 109-106 with 1,251 strike outs and a 3.79 ERA.  He was a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1982, 1989 and 1990) and finished third in the 1978 NL Rookie of the Year Award voting.  He also finished 8th in the 1978 NL Cy Young Award voting.  In his career, he had 146 hits, 13 home runs and a .231 batting average, not bad as a pitcher.  He also won the World Series with the Pirates in 1979.  He appeared in the 1989 World Series with the Giants, but lost to the A's and was batted around in his only start.

I mailed to Robinson on February 15 and got the cards back on March 4, for a 17-day TAT.

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