Tuesday, November 1, 2016
#592 - Jeff Robinson
What a card: This is Jeff Robinson's first card in a Topps flagship set. He appears in the 1984 Topps Traded set.
My observation on the front: I can tell this photo was taken in Candlestick Park. The entire background has that hazy orange glow.
More opinion from me: The Giants logo seems redundant next to the Giants name plate. I'm sure that has occurred with a number of other cards in this set. But it jumped out at me just now.
Something you might know: Robinson was one of two tall hurlers named "Jeff Robinson" to pitch in the majors during the 1980s. This Robinson was an abundantly used reliever (except for his rookie season when he was a starter), while the other Jeff Robinson was usually a starter, mostly with the Tigers. Both Robinsons wound up playing for the Pirates.
Something you might not know: The Giants' Robinson was acquired by the Pirates in a deal for starter Rick Reuschel in 1987. After the 1988 season, the Pirates were in the market for a starting infielder. They discussed with the Cubs obtaining shortstop Shawon Dunston for Robinson, but the deal never became serious.
My observation on the back: Handyman, weather forecaster and baseball player? You ever get the feeling that some ballplayers just play ball because they do a lot of things well and baseball is one of them?
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