Monday, August 15, 2011
Alejandro Freire (interestingly pronounced Fray-day) was a fourteen year minor league veteran when he finally made his MLB debut with the Orioles on August 9,2005. He played for the O's for the rest of the season and hit .246 with 1 HR and 4 RBI over 65 at-bats in 25 games. And that would close the book on Alejandro's big league career. Not surprisingly, he continued to play baseball over the next three seasons in various leagues around the world.
Freire was included in multiple 2006 cards sets, including Topps 52, Fleer, Upper Deck, and Ultra. Since he never played in the Majors again and is currently living out of the country, I believe in Venezuela, that could have been a problem for a team autograph collector like myself. Luckily, Alejanadro somehow made the cut in the autograph checklists of Sweet Spot and Ultra, so there are some certified autographs of his to be found.
I won't say that I understand all the variations of these Sweet Spot autographs but my card is numbered to only 50 and seems to be one of the rarer versions.
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