A classmate of mine from Second City (where I take improv lessons) gave me a three-pack of Semi-Pro trading cards.
And no, I don’t mean AHL or IHL trading cards from yesteryear.
These trading cards are based on the new Will Ferrell movie coming out on February 29. In the film, Ferrell plays the player/owner/coach of a minor-league basketball team that *could* become eligible to join the NBA if he can turn the team around.
Although Semi-Pro is a basketball movie–and this is a hockey site–these cards are just too cool not to show off:
Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon
Woody Harrelson as Ed Monix
André Benjamin as Clarence “Coffee Black” Withers
Produced by Upper Deck, these cards resemble the old Topps basketball cards from the 1970s, as that is when the film takes place.
Also included with the cards was a big pink stick of sugar free chewing gum. Yum!