The baseball card hangs at eye level on the mirror next to Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s locker.

It’s a current Topps card, but it’s by no means typical. In place of the staid mid-windup action shot, it features two Red Sox players flexing.

One is former catcher Kelly Shoppach, whose back is to the camera. Facing him with a look of crazed intensity is reliever Alfredo Aceves.

The target logo on the outfield wall tells us the field is Safeco in Seattle. The fact that Shoppach’s wearing sunglasses tells us it’s a day game. A quick perusal of the box scores reveals the exact game — a 2-1 victory over the Mariners last July 1 that Aceves nailed down with a perfect 10th inning.

That Topps would choose such an unorthodox image for Aceves’ card makes perfect sense, because he is a most unorthodox, and confounding, player.

“That picture right there is his personality,” Saltalamacchia said. “You don’t usually get to see it on a baseball card. I just need something to help me laugh at the end of the day.”