New buyers for cards to benefit cancer charity

After fizzled bid, new buyers for cards to benefit Nebraska boy's cancer charity

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New buyers for cards to benefit cancer charity
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In this photo released by Andy Hoffman, 7-year-old Jack Hoffman, right is seen with actor James Denton in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The 7-year-old boy and 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 charity. Among those stepping up: actor James Denton, best known from the series,"Desperate Housewives." (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andy Hoffman)

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 charity.

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

Video of Jack Hoffman's 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, 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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