New buyers for Hoffman cards to benefit cancer charity

2013-05-28T17:15:00Z 2013-05-28T20:30:04Z New buyers for Hoffman cards to benefit cancer charityThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 28, 2013 5:15 pm  • 

MINNEAPOLIS — Jack Hoffman's fan base continues to grow.

The 7-year-old cancer patient who had a trading card issued in his honor after he ran roughshod over the Husker football team at the Red-White Spring Game has found new buyers for cards set aside for his charity.

Among those stepping up: actor James Denton, who was on "Desperate Housewives."

Video of Hoffman's run during the spring 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, says news coverage prompted three buyers to offer $10,000 each for a signed card.

Denton lives in suburban Minneapolis, and the Hoffmans traveled there to meet him Tuesday. They are from Atkinson, Neb.

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