Who knew that something that your dog chewed up could be so valuable?
Rochelle Steffen, a dog owner, was completely disgusted by Michael Vick and his involvement in dog fighting. She was so mad that she tossed out all of her Vick trading cards and gave them to her dogs.
Steffen has almost nearly 50,000 trading cards, and she gave 22 Vick cards to her dogs to chew up. She is selling the remains on eBay and will donate 100% of the winning bid money to an animal shelter of the bidder’s choice. If the bidder doesn’t have a specific animal shelter, Steffen will donate the money to her local animal shelter in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Steffen’s dogs, a six-year-old Weimaraner named Monte and a Great Dane puppy named Roxie, mangled the 22 cards that were worth between $1 to $10 each. Steffen said the value of the cards don’t matter and said if she had expensive Vick cards, she would have tossed those to the dogs also.
The cards were crumpled, crimped, chewed, torn and in a horrible state. Some even have corners missing. “The puppy chewed up a couple and lost interest. But my 6-year-old literally chewed up every card I gave him,” Steffen said. She added that she did not allow the dogs to actually eat any portion of the trading cards.
Steffen hopes that this will bring more attention to dog fighting and animal abuse.
As of Friday morning, the highest bid was at $455 with a total of 32 bidders. The eBay auction ends Wednesday.
There is another eBay auction where someone else was selling a dog chewed up Vick card. The Pennsylvania man is selling a Vick card chewed up by his lab mix, Lilli. He said he will donate the proceeds to the Humane Society in Beaver, Pennsylvania. So far, the highest bid is at $51.00 with 20 bids. The auction ends this evening.