Will Ferrell autographs coming in Topps Archives
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
First, Ferrell took the field — and now he’ll be taking over the hobby.
Topps teased on Wednesday that there will be Will Ferrell certified autographs in 2015 Topps Archives when it arrives on June 10.
In fact, there will be 10 different cards — one for each of his MLB teams — and there will be regular cards to chase, too. Ferrell, who is historically not an easy autograph to obtain, signed 10 copies per card. These will be his first certified autographs.
On March 12, Ferrell played for 10 teams in the same day during a tour of spring training stops in Arizona as part of a cancer-awareness publicity stunt that was filmed for an HBO special from “Funny or Die” in an effort to fight cancer. The #FerrellTakesTheField promotion was done in conjunction with Major League Baseball.
Game-used memorabilia from every game he played in was auctioned on MLB.com with the proceeds going to Cancer for College, an organization that provides scholarships for cancer survivors, and Stand Up To Cancer, which has worked with MLB often in the past.
He played for the A’s, Angels, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners, Padres, Reds and White Sox.
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