Topps made some Will Ferrell baseball card variations. Let the hunt begin.


2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell Variation Angels

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The 2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell cards have been some of the most talked-about of the year. Now there’s a new spin on the ten-card set and it’s one that you’re not going to find very easily. Ten variation versions were created but they’re not in any packs.

The Will Ferrell variation cards were given out in limited amounts to promote Ferrell Takes the Field before the show’s debut on HBO. None were given to dealers and they will not be included in a future product. The variations were created strictly for the promotional event.

For those wanting to track down the ten new cards, it’s not going to be easy. Often, when people get giveaway items like this, they end up at home or passed along to someone in the family. Many may have already been tossed or shoved in a pocket if they were given to a non-collector.

The Topps Will Ferrell variations use the same designs as the original cards, which means ten different designs. However, the photos are new. A few of them even come with appearances from other players, including Kris Bryant, Mike Trout and Rickey Henderson.

Ferrell Takes the Field, which documents the comedian’s day playing for ten different teams in a single Spring Training Day, premiered on HBO on September 12. In addition to making the film, the goal of the project was to raise money for cancer research. Lots has been raised already through the sale of the gear Ferrell used during his MLB stint. You can donate to potentially win autographed cards, a signed bat, limited edition T-shirts and even a special signed cowbell.

Here’s a full gallery of all ten of the limited edition Topps Will Ferrell variations.

2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell Variations Gallery

WF1 Oakland Athletics

2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell Variation Athletics

WF2 Seattle Mariners

WF3 Los Angeles Angels

2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell Variation Angels

WF4 Chicago Cubs

WF5 Arizona Diamondbacks

WF6 Cincinnati Reds

WF7 Chicago White Sox

WF8 San Francisco Giants

WF9 Los Angeles Dodgers

WF10 San Diego Padres

2015 Topps Archives Will Ferrell Variation Padres


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. David Johnson 14 September, 2015 at 15:26

    These have been on eBay for about a month now and haven’t sold for that much, typically $10-$15 per set. Now that the news is out I doubt these will stay that cheap.

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 September, 2015 at 15:55

      Are you able to pass along a link? I was looking for them with several search strings and could come across any? Thanks!

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 September, 2015 at 17:42

      Thanks! Found them. Now hopefully I can land a set to go alongside my Eastbound and Down cards.

  2. Jonathan 21 December, 2015 at 18:02

    Have any of these cards surfaced? I’ve looked off an on since this posting and have yet to find any mention of these variations.

    • Ryan Cracknell 21 December, 2015 at 19:24

      Their distribution was extremely limited. I have seen images of live cards, not just mock-ups. They do exist but they’re likely in the hands of non-collectors.

  3. RE 25 December, 2018 at 12:49

    I actually have the 10-card set of the cards above with the HBO stamp. I received them from someone on Will Ferrell’s management team. I remember him saying vividly, “don’t just toss these out, THEY’RE SUPER RARE”. I have periodically looked to see if the set ever pops up but i have yet to see it.

  4. Jake P 2 July, 2019 at 13:17

    I was given the set of variations as a gift and just realized now they are different than the base 2015 archives set. This is the only article I have found online that talks about these cards. They seem to be a very rare set but doubt the market or demand for them is very big at all. Considering sending to psa and holding on to them. I know this article is from a while ago but have you heard anything about them since?

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