Topps’ amazing 2016 Mike Trout card perfectly captures his essence

Fans elected this play deserving of the No. 1 card in Topps' 2016 line.  

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On Feb. 3, Topps will release its first set of MLB trading cards for the 2016 season.

Fans were tasked recently with casting votes for their pick for No. 1 in the upcoming series, and the winner was … Mike Trout.

The Los Angeles Angels star is no stranger to accolades, but this one resulted in a particularly memorable baseball capture, commemorating the outfielder’s jaw-dropping home-run-killing catch against the Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero on Sept. 26: 

Here’s a replay of Trout’s play, if you somehow forgot its magnificence:

Trout said he was jazzed about earning the top spot among this year’s cards: 

“It's awesome. I appreciate the support from fans across MLB. It’s pretty special to be the No. 1 card for Topps.”

All in a day’s work for Trout, who has spent his offseason thus far giving special weather reports on television and spreading joy to neighbors who recently suffered a devastating house fire. 

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