June 22nd, 2024

Jays fan hit in the face by ball to get custom cards, ball signed by Bo Bichette

By The Canadian Press on May 21, 2024.

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette stands in the dugout prior to American League baseball action against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Saturday, May 18, 2024. A Toronto woman who got hit in the face by a scorching foul boul off the bat of the Blue Jays shortstop is about to receive 110 baseball cards with her photo on them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO – A woman who got hit in the face by a scorching foul ball off the bat of Bo Bichette is about to receive 110 baseball cards with her picture on them, and a signed ball from the Blue Jays shortstop.

Collectible cards company Topps says it will send the custom cards to Liz McGuire, who got hit at a weekend game in Toronto by a ball estimated to have been travelling 110 miles per hour

Topps says in a post on X, previously known as Twitter, that it produced 110 copies of the card that show McGuire with an enormous bump on her forehead above her right eye.

The company says it is giving all the cards to McGuire.

The Blue Jays say in an emailed statement that medics attended to the fan immediately after the incident, noting that she chose to remain in her seat for the rest of the game.

The team says it has followed up with the fan, invited her to be a guest at an upcoming game and has offered her a ball signed by Bichette.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2024.

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