More auctions pop up to help Nelkin family

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Sometimes there’s a story that seems to move people. It touches people in a way least expected.

This is happening right now with the Nelkin family. The couple reached out earlier this month to the media to get out their story in hopes of getting attention for a card they were going to sell on eBay.

See the current auction here.

The proceeds will go toward a procedure to help them have a baby.

It started a few interviews for the Nelkins.

Then, Barry Sanders – one of the signers of a card that is becoming famous – saw an article on about the couple. He tweeted the story his hundreds of thousands of followers with a declaration that he wanted to help.

However, Sanders isn’t the only one wanting to help the Nelkins (you can read the original Beckett story here).

Strangers have jumped in to help this family.

Now, several auctions are up to help them raise money, including this auction for a signed Steve Young jersey.

Then there is this auction where Sanders will personalize a helmet for the winner. Sanders will donate this helmet to the Nelkin family to raise money for the procedure.

In the meantime, the 1999 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch card signed with Sanders and Walter Payton is still up for auction. It ends Nov. 1 and is already nearing $10,000.

Panini America has also asked collectors to tweet the link to the auction to give it more attention.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.



I need a car. Would Barry Sanders and Panini like to help raise money for me?

Posted October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
steve d donaldson

I thought previous article mentioned they had season tickets to an NBA team. If thats the case, why all this publicity???
Think David’s story is just as touching.

Posted October 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
George McFly

Well I commend them for what they are attempting. Maybe instead of having their own child perhaps adopt a child. There are thousands of children that need a home to grow up in and a family to raise them

Posted October 27, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

David you’re an idiot!!!! Comparing the need of a car to wanting to start a family and not being able to is asinine! Maybe you should get a bus pass or start walking instead!

Posted October 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

You should stick to children’s videos.

Posted October 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
Jamie Case

If the money was so badly needed why have a reserve ?

Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
cron job

Go visit a foster care and read up on starving children, get these area’s a % of the hype and i’ll join in.
Susan’s heart is in the right place, this just seems odd.

Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
steve d donaldson

Exactly Jamie
the money is not needed that badly. Am willing to bet there are alot of people every day who have to sell their collections due to job loss, medical bills or some other bad situation.

Posted October 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
card opinionator

I agree Jamie, if you need money, anything helps. Why a reserve? They would rather keep the card than sell it for 9 grand? Fishy.

Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

There is something wrong with this. They have season tickets to the Rockets ($$$), have had two procedures already ($$$ – one where she needed emergency surgery $$$), yet they are still “financially stable”. Now they are using this story to hype up their prices. Not to mention they are on the older end of being able to have their own kids. ADOPT! They probably could have adopted 2-3 kids already with all the money they’ve spent.

Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

that card isnt worth 10k

Posted October 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
Jamie Case

Card ended just over 11k with reserve not met . If the money is needed they had better take it as their investment in it couldn’t have been over $1000.

Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

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