Beckett – Jack Hoffman’s story naturally went national. The 7-year-old fighting cancer scored a touchdown in the University of Nebraska’s spring game. Anyone who watched the video from the game realized just how dusty it was in their room that day. Upper Deck then created blow-up cards of Jack and one of the silver autographed cards (three are signed in silver and one in gold) was auctioned on eBay earlier this month for The Team Jack Foundation. The final bid came in at $6,100 – shattering anyone’s expectations and adding more excitement to a special story.
But unfortunately, there is no happy ending when it comes to this auction.
Too often there are stories of high-end ticket items that go unpaid – and that is true in this case as well. Prep 2 Pro Sports owner Mike Schnoor, who is selling the cards on behalf of the Team Jack Foundation, has not received any money for the Hoffman card despite contacting the final bidder and the next couple of bidders on the list. “It’s a pretty sore subject around here,” Schnoor told Beckett Media. “The guy who ended up winning said a guy logged into his account and bid on it as a joke. It goes from a great story to kind of sobering.”
Special place in hell for guys like this I’d imagine. Bidding $6K for a kid with cancer’s charity then, oops, changed my mind. I mean I get if you’re an asshole and are sick of these type of feel good stories and videos, but you can express that anonymously on comment sections around the internet. Don’t need to place a bid for charity then pull it back with the old “my buddy did it as a joke on my account” routine. Seriously what a hilarious prank! I’m gonna log in to my friend’s eBay and bid a shit ton of money on a kid with cancer’s trading card! He’ll be so surprised, lol. Scumbag. They should let Jack Hoffman hold this guy down and inject him with cancer.