It was played and replayed and you’ll see it again on those “best plays of the year” clips. Cleveland’s Austin Jackson racing to the wall at Fenway Park, leaping up and then tumbling over the fence head first with the ball safely secured in his glove.
“That was one of the best catches I think I’ve ever seen,” Tribe manager Terry Francona said of the play that occurred in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game. “I’ve been in the game a long time. That’s a hard wall out there and a lot of guys run away from it. Austin went up and over. That was one of the most exciting plays I’ve seen in a long, long time.”
The catch is now a baseball card.
The card is part of a seven-card run of moments that took place in MLB games on Tuesday night. It’s priced at $9.99 on the NOW page on Topps’ website but they’re cheaper in larger quantity. The card will only be available until early Thursday afternoon as part of the daily print-to-order trading card platform started by Topps last year. However, eBay sellers who buy in quantity have them posted for less than $6.
MLB newcomers Amed Rosario and Ozzie Albies are also featured on new cards.