February 4, 2016 8:25 am

Jose Bautista’s infamous bat flip immortalized on Topps baseball card

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up in the air after he hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto.

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Jose Bautista’s infamous bat flip is being commemorated on a baseball card.

Topps introduced its 2016 Series 1 card set Wednesday and the Blue Jays slugger’s official card showcases an image of the emphatic bat flip from Game 5 of the American League Division Series as its back drop.

The famous flip followed Bautista’s three-run home run off Texas Rangers reliever Sam Dyson in the bottom of the seventh, which gave Toronto a 6-3 lead after Texas had gone up 3-2 in the top of the inning. The Blue Jays won the best-of-five series 3-2.

Topps tweeted a photo of the card Tuesday, including Bautista’s handle in the tweet.

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