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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Freese Warning

2017 Diamond Kings David Freese Auto/relic /15

Once I found out this card existed I had to have it.  The bad thing is that the prints runs on this card are super low so prices have been surprisingly high. Thankfully after a little back and forth with a seller it was mine for around $11. 

I'm always excited when role players get their first auto or relic with the Buccos.  Obviously David Freese signed a lot as a Cardinal (and this may be a sticker dump from that time), but I don't care. This card says Pittsburgh so it counts! 

Freese signed with the Pirates during Spring Training right before the 2016 season. It turned out to be a very important signing for the Buccos as injuries at third and poor production at first lead to a ton of playing time for Freese.  He played so well that the Pirates gave Freese a 3 year extension.  That deal also turned out to be very important with Jung Ho Kang's legal troubles. 

Freese's auto is pretty interesting.......

Thanks for reading!

14 comments:

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    1. Diamond Kings is probably my favorite Panini set. I'm a sucker for canvas cards.

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    1. I'm sure any Rangers fan would like to.

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  3. Great card-I am happy for the local STL boy.

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    1. He has been a good signing for the Bucs, but he may be a trade candidate because he is signed so cheap.

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    1. If it wasn't for the sticker it would be a perfect non licensed card.

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  5. Cool Freese. Panini did a good job with these Bat Kings relics.

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    1. Yeah I like them. These cards are kind of a pain to find. All of the Freese cards were low numbered.

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  6. David Freese bucco auto... thank you Panini!

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  7. Very nice to see that Freese has an autograph. Seems like it's been awhile since he has been in a signer in a set.

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    1. He had a bunch in about an 18th span during his Cards days and that was about it.

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