Bartolo Colón’s feat is being immortalized…
The 42-year-old Dominican starting pitcher for the New York Mets delighted fans when he hit his first career home run Saturday against the San Diego Padres, and now his fans will have a chance to own that historic moment — in trading card form.
On May 7, 2016, Colón hit his first major league home run, against the Padres at Petco Park off of James Shields.
Colón’s first homerun is the newest baseball card from the Topps Company.
The card is being produced as part of the Topps Now line, in which the classic company takes memorable moments from the 2016 MLB season and turns them around into instant cards that are available for purchase for just 24 hours.
The Colon card includes the text “The Impossible Becomes Possible”, an allusion to announcer Gary Cohen‘s line “the impossible has happened” — itself a callback to Vin Scully‘s famed call of Kirk Gibson‘s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
— NBCSN (@NBCSN) May 8, 2016
At age 42 years, 349 days, Colon became the oldest major league player to hit his first home run.