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Internet prank stalls Team Jack Foundation fundraiser


A pediatric brain cancer fundraiser put on by a Siouxland business has come up empty to this point thanks to an internet prank.

Norfolk retailer, Prep 2 Pro Sports had recently worked with the Upper Deck trading card company to commission special trading cards commemorating seven-year-old Jack Hoffman's famous touchdown run in the spring game.

The Atkinson youngster signed the cards and Prep 2 Pro auctioned one of them off on e-bay on behalf of the Team Jack Foundation with all of the money going to pediatric brain cancer research.

The winning bid was for $6,100.

But store officials say the final bidder hasn't paid the money yet and has told the store he doesn't intend to.

The bidder claims someone logged on to his account as a joke and jacked up the price of the card without ever intending to buy it.

Since then store officials have been working to find some other type of solution to the problem.

They say they don't have anything finalized for the card yet but that they're working on turning this back into a feel-good story sometime soon.

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