Dienhart: $6,100 bid for Hoffman card goes unpaid

The biggest spring football star in the Big Ten may have been a 7-year-old. Jack Hoffman is a cancer patient who stole the hearts of America and the show at the Nebraska spring game, taking a handoff and racing 69 yards for a touchdown. Highlights of the run went viral, as little Jack’s story swept the nation.

Upper Deck subsequently issued a promotional card of Hoffman to help raise money for his charity: The Team Jack Foundation. Hoffman signed four of the cards and auctioned one on eBay. The final bid: $6,100. Alas, the person who made that bid has no plans to cough up the cash.

It’s an unfortunate twist in this heart-warming story.

But, you just now the spirit around little Jack never will be broken—and this story will be punctuated positively.

About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men’s basketball for BTN.com and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, read all of his work at btn.com/tomdienhart, and subscribe to his posts via RSS. Also, send questions to his weekly mailbag using the form below and read all of his previous answers in his reader mailbag section.

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