Will Ferrell MLB auctions enter final hours
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
When comedian Will Ferrell played for 10 MLB teams in a single day last month to raise money for cancer-fighting charities, many laughed at his historic antics in meaningless games.
Nobody is laughing at the results on the auction block so far.
More than 70 auction lots of game-used jerseys, pants, bats, shirts, socks, baseballs, lineup cards, catcher’s gear and plenty more are presently up for sale via MLB Auctions — and the sales are entering their final day with several items already topping the $1,000 mark.
Most popular right now are his game-used jerseys White Sox, Cubs, Dodgers and Giants. His San Francisco jersey presently sits at $2,010 after 40 bids.
The MLB-authenticated items are all from his Ferrell Takes the Field stunt to raise money — sales of these items will benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer and Umpires Care.
Several smaller items such as MLB-authenticated wristbands carry cheaper bids — for now — and bidding should pick up in the final hours.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.