If you're looking for a post on the Yo! MTV Raps host... then you're out of luck. This is about the other Freddie. The 2020 NL MVP.
I've sort been a closet fan of his for a few years now and I was pretty excited when I heard the news. He's always had a reputation of being a hard worker and he's consistently a solid player year in and year out. But this year he was on another level. This was a pleasant surprise considering he was was dealing with COVID-19 in early July and at one point was praying for his life.
Four months later, he helped the Atlanta Braves make the playoffs and was one game away from playing in the World Series.
Today I figured I'd show off my five favorite Freddies...
2013 Five Star Autographs #FSBA-FF
This is one of my favorite autograph sets produced during the past decade. I love that Topps used a light beige, marbled background which allows the blue Sharpie to pop off of the card. Unfortunately the ink on my copy hasn't stood the test of time as well as I had hoped.
2018 Museum Collection Meaningful Material Patch Relic #MMR-FFR
I have a few memorabilia cards of Freddie... but this one is the coolest looking. It's a shame that Topps doesn't take the extra step in guaranteeing collectors that these swatches were actually used by the player pictured on the front of the card in a MLB game. If they did... maybe collectors would actually get excited about pulling something this cool from a pack again.
2011 Topps #145
This card isn't in the best condition, but it's one of his official rookie cards and it features a decent photo. I probably should have picked up a graded copy of this card a couple of years ago when they were more affordable.
Oh well. I did manage to pick up both of these 1st Bowmans for a fraction of what they're selling for today:
2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #BDPP12
2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects BDPP12
Here are two more Freddies that I considered putting into my Top 5:
2018 Museum Collection Archival Autographs #AA-FF
2018 Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relics #CCR-FF
And just in case you were hoping to see the other Freddy, here you go:
1991 Pro Set MusiCards Yo! MTV Raps #33
1991 Pro Set MusiCards Yo! MTV Raps #121
And a few other Freds I had laying around...
2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs #FFA-FL
2013 Panini Golden Age Historic Signatures #FB
2010 Panini Century Collection Souvenir Stamps Materials #16
1999 Playoff Momentum SSD Stargazing #SG 7
2011 Certified Fabric of the Game #45
Well there you have it. Seven different Freds... including an astronaut, a hall of famer, an actor, a 7x 1,000 yard rusher, and two MVP Award winners.
What about you...
Do you have a favorite Freddie?
I'm pretty sure I have a Fred Flintstone card laying around somewhere... and I know that Freddie Mercury has a card in the 1991 Pro Set Super Star MusiCards UK set... but I don't own a copy. Mister Rogers also has some cards, but sadly... I don't think I have any of those either.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!