Pro athletes everywhere always look for a way to give back to their fans as soon as they establish themselves. So when Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman got the opportunity to partner up with ACE™ Brand, a proud sponsor of the Little League World Series and the innovators of the digital baseball card, he enthusiastically jumped right at it.
"I think what ACE is doing is just phenomenal,” Freeman said, “giving these kids an opportunity to create their own baseball card. And maybe they can share that with their friends.”
Freeman is a two-time MLB All-Star, but at one point he was a little baseball fan growing up in Orange County in Southern California rooting for the Angels.
"When you're a kid and you look up to the guys in the major leagues, you always have their baseball card and you're pretty much collecting baseball cards yourself," Freeman said. “I collected a lot of baseball cards … so any time I got an Angels card I was pretty thrilled.”
Freeman’s favorite card to collect was Chili Davis, who played for the Angels for much of the late eighties and early nineties. He’s also the original delicious slugger, an unofficial title that is currently carried by Oakland A’s offensive igniter Coco Crisp.
Freddie Freeman and ACE™ Brand, the creators of the ACE™ My Ace All Stars baseball player card app, is providing Little Leaguers and baseball fans nationwide the opportunity to create a keepsake digital baseball card to commemorate their favorite moments on the diamond. Fans can make their own card by visiting MyACEAllStars.ACEbrandsports.com or texting ACEALLSTARS to 44844 from your mobile phone.
“[Fans can also] go to their Facebook page and check it out,” Freeman said.