Sunday, August 22, 2010
2003 Topps Total, Kyle Snyder
#308 Kyle Snyder
Here is the second and final autograph that I got from Kyle Snyder at a 2004 Royals Caravan event here in town. When I posted the first card earlier in the year, I thought I only got one card signed. But, it turns out that that was not the case. Maybe I only felt like I got one card signed since you can hardly see the signature on this one.
Luckily, the Royals black uniform days are over and they didn't last too long. When they were first unveiled in 2002, I liked them. I liked the black and blue hat and the sleeveless road uniforms. But, the novelty quickly wore off and I'm pretty sure that the team stopped wearing black early in the 2006 season.
I pretty much hate any card that is a close-up of the player in a dark jersey. Unfortunately, in 2004, I only had two Kyle Snyder cards in my collection. So, it was either get this card signed and have two cards signed by him, or don't get it signed and just have the one. I would make the same choice every single time, though I would have it signed in blue just to add a little contrast.
I'm surprised how well this card turned out in the scan. When you look at it in person, you can't see any of the signature that is over the black parts of the jersey.
I mentioned in the last Snyder post that Kyle pitched for the Mets AAA team last season. Unless he is recovering from an injury, it would appear that Kyle's career is done. He hasn't pitched at all this season.