2012 Topps Archives Gold #125 David Freese
David Richard Freese was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 28, 1983. He graduated from Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri and attended the University of South Alabama.
The Cardinals acquired Freese on December 14, 2007 in the deal that sent fellow fan-favorite Jimmy Edmonds to San Diego. Although it was tough to see Jim leave the team, Freese proved to be a welcome addition to the Cardinals lineup. His heroics at the plate during the 2011 NLCS and World Series earned him three awards: NLCS MVP, World Series MVP, and the Babe Ruth Award (postseason MVP).