Check out the Facebook page for Jack Hoffman's cancer charity, the Team Jack Foundation.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 7-year-old cancer patient who had a trading card issued in his honor after he ran roughshod over the Nebraska Cornhuskers has found new buyers for cards set aside for his cancer charity, the Team Jack Foundation.
Among those stepping up: actor James Denton, who played Mike Delfino on “Desperate Housewives.”
Video of Jack Hoffman's 69-yard run during Nebraska's spring football game was an Internet hit. The Upper Deck Co. issued a card for Jack, with signed blow-ups for his foundation to auction off.
The winning bidder for the first card declined to pay, saying he hadn't authorized the $6,100 bid. Jack's father, Andy Hoffman, said news coverage prompted three buyers to offer $10,000 each for a signed card.
After the bidder for the first card backed out, Dr. Darold Opp, a dentist from Aberdeen, S.D., stepped in to buy the card. The third buyer was Tom Holman of Van Alstyne, Texas.
Denton lives in suburban Minneapolis, and the Hoffmans traveled there to meet him Tuesday. They are from Atkinson, Neb.