Thursday, March 25, 2010

Unpossible Autograph: Roger Freed


Roger Freed 1970 (died 1996)

Roger played in only 4 games for the Orioles at the end of the 1970 season but was such a highly regarded prospect that the O's were able to trade him to the Phillies for Grant Jackson and two other players in the offseason. He never lived up to the lofty early expectations that were placed on him but did play parts of 8 seasons for 5 different clubs.

He unfortunately died at the young age of 49 due to heart problems in 1996. It's always sad to read about guys that die early. I guess that no one knows what the future has in store for them, but I hope to make it into my 70's at least.

I think that this card would look really good double-signed but Adamson is not a good TTM signer and there aren't any confirmed successes from him since 2008. I do have Adamson's autograph on this exact same card, so maybe I could splice them together. Scissors aren't one of my strong points though; I failed scissors class in elementary school.

2 comments:

Mr J Mel said...

Nice card and informative post! Scan your Adamson card too, and then Photoshop splice them together.... You would have a virtual dual autograph!

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Thanks! And that's a great idea. I will work on that this weekend.