Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1991 cory snyder

the 'corn dog', cory snyder, was traded from the indians to the white sox in december of 1990, in part for former dodger shawn hillegas.  that was the reason for the text on snyder's 1990 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
snyder played in only 50 games for the chisox before they traded him to the blue jays in july.  perhaps his 3 home runs and .188 batting average forced the white sox to deal snyder, although he performed even worse in toronto.  after hitting just .143 with no home runs over the rest of the season for the blue jays, he was released.

the giants took a chance in 1992, and snyder rebounded to hit 14 homers and post a .269 average.  he parlayed that into a two-year deal with the dodgers, and wound up as their primary right fielder in 1993.

voici à vous, 1991 cory snyder!


  1. As I am reading how the Sox dumped Snyder mid-season for hitting few home runs and sub-.200 batting average... I immediately thought, why'd they keep Adam Dunn? lol

  2. Whats the deal with '91 OPC saying Topps on the front? I'm not fan, and must not of been alone, as '92 went back to OPC.