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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:42 am

ATKINSON — Jack Hoffman’s personal “rookie card” will be among the items auctioned on Thursday during the first National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day Celebration here.

Only five of the oversized Upper Deck rookie cards of the 7-year-old were produced. And the three that sold earlier for charity each sold for $10,000.

Andy Hoffman, father of Jack Hoffman, credited Mike Schnoor, owner of Nebraska Prep 2 Pro in Norfolk, with contacting Upper Deck to print the oversized cards.

In April, Upper Deck released some regular size trading cards that sell for $10 each. Proceeds go to benefit the Team Jack Foundation that raises funds to fight pediatric brain cancer.

Each of the three oversized cards was autographed by Jack in silver ink, designating that they were the only ones of three.

Two other cards were produced. One was given to Schnoor for promotions and one went to Jack.

Andy Hoffman said Jack recently signed his card in gold ink and noted that it was the only “1 of 1.” It will be auctioned Thursday in Atkinson, with bids also accepted online.

“We’re very hopeful that it will be an item that will be very well received,” Hoffman said.

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