Dogs Bite Back at Vick, Cash In

Chewed-up football cards for the Falcons' QB fetch $7,400 on eBay
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2007 9:10 AM CDT
Dogs Bite Back at Vick, Cash In
John Barich, of Alpharetta, Ga., shows his displeasure for Atlanta falcons quarterback Michael Vick as he walks past animals rights protesters at the Georgia Dome for a preseason football game between the Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals in Atlanta, Monday, Aug. 27, 2007. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal...   (Associated Press)

A Cape Girardeau, Mo., woman let her two dogs loose on her collection of Michael Vick football cards, and sold the resulting mess for $7,400 on eBay, reports the Kansas City Star. The 22 cards were originally worth from $1 to $10 each; Rochelle Steffen says she will donate the proceeds to the Humane Society. The buyer is a former teacher who is suffering from incurable cancer

“This is one way I thought I could make a difference,”  says Laura Norton-Dye, also from Cape Girardeau. Norton-Dye bid against 30 others for the handiwork of the Weimaraner and Great Dane. Other auctions for mangled Vick merchandise have cropped up on eBay, though Steffen's drew the most bidders. (More Michael Vick stories.)

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