Remember when Brett Lawrie did…that? It was pretty awesome. Scary, but awesome.

Remember baseball cards? It might come as a shock to you that base cards are still a thing. People — grown ass men and women, even — still collect baseball cards for fun and profit. Which is cool, in the “not at all cool but ultimately harmless” sense of the word.

Because people still collect them, baseball card companies still make baseball cards. They make reams and reams of cards, with weird variants and limited editions and all manner of ephemera designed to separate human beings from their money.

They also appear interested in separating Brett Lawrie’s head from his shoulders. The new Topps “short prints” Out of Bounds series features images not often found on baseball cards – images of baseball players going “out of bounds” to make plays on defense.

This card celebrates the crazy/suicidal catch from this past April, seen above. Not the catch attempt in New York that nearly killed him, the OTHER jumping into oblivion catch in which Lawrie risked life and limb to make a great play.

This behaviour must not be encouraged, people of Topps. Brett Lawrie is a national treasure, a man who must remain on the sane side of the ledger so he might stay on the field and do what, well, everybody thinks he can do. No more craziness, dammit!

Comments (13)

  1. when i read the tweet saying topps was making a card of him being insane i thought of him throwing his helmet at the ump i’d get that card

  2. Someone other than me look at how awesome A-Rod’s card is.

    Seriously look at that thing.

  3. Is he whispering sweet nothings in that ear?

  4. That Rajai Davis picture is pretty good, but the Jay Bruce card looks like he’s levitating.

    • Its also not the Good Catch Rajai made this year.. He robbed a homerun off Casey McGehee at the Rogers Centre that I believe was the highest vertical distance from the ground compared to the Trout, Willingham, Ethier et al.

      He seriously spidermanned the wall then made a spinning spiderman landing to return facing the infield. SPIDERMANNED, BRO*

      *not actually the definition of spidermanning a bro

    • additionally yes, the Bruce card really is the best one, isn’t it

  5. Konerko’s card is so WEAK! It looks like he’s about to catch a ball that he had just gently lobbed into the air.

  6. I feel like this article was made just for me. That’s kind of awesome.

  7. this play wasnt very dangerous unless jumping is now dangerous. The barrier is close but he basically jumped and caught a ball. The one where he almost broke his back on that same barrier and the one mentioned in NY are crazy, this one not so much. Looks more like a guy jumping for the sake of jumping, just looks better cause its near the crowd

  8. Topps is one of the only baseball card companies now as very few companies can afford licensing fees. I still buy baseball cards because opening a pack is like opening a Christmas present.

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