You knew it was coming. Topps announced Wednesday that it had created Will Ferrell baseball cards for inclusion in its 2015 Archives Baseball product. There are ten different cards of Ferrell, who suited up and played for ten different teams during spring training as part of TV special. The stunt also raised money for cancer charities.
Topps says Ferrell has autographed 100 cards–ten for each team–and they’ll be random inserts when Archives arrives in June. Non-autographed cards are also expected to be part of the insert package.
After the 47-year-old took the field in Arizona, game-used memorabilia from his appearances at five ballparks was slated to be auctioned with proceeds being donated to Cancer for College, as well as Stand Up To Cancer.
Considering Ferrell is known as one of Hollywood’s toughest autographs, often making fun of collectors and fans while refusing, the new Topps cards provide a fresh opportunity to acquire his signature. However the odds of pulling one from a pack will be long and it’s likely interest will meet or surpass the Charlie Sheen autographs in the 2014 Archives boxes. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see secondary market prices for signed Ferrell “rookie cards” reach four figures per autographed card–at least.
Ferrell, who gained fame for a myriad of characters he played on Saturday Night Live, has never had certified autographs in any trading card products despite an affinity for sports.
2015 Topps Archives are being pre-sold on eBay with boxes at around $100.