Friday, August 24, 2007

Chew on This: How to Make Money Off Michael Vick in Three Easy Steps

Take a trading card. Feed it to your dog. Log on and watch the greenbacks flow in.

OK, this is really getting stupid now. I get it. People hate this guy for obvious reasons, he's in a world of trouble, may never recoup the money he forfeited due to his own idiocy, but can we give it a rest for five minutes?

It's not like he gassed six million people then took the easy escape hatch to hell.

Though I guess if you're willing to pay big bucks for a piece of cardboard with dog slobber on it, knock yourself out.

Vick cards chewed by dogs are on eBay
Take some trading cards picturing a disgraced NFL superstar. Add some dog slobber and teethmarks. What do you get? The most valuable Michael Vick cards -- by far -- on eBay, that's what.

Collector Rochelle Steffen of Cape Girardeau, Mo., gave every Vick card she owned to her dogs and let them go to town on the images of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback who is scheduled to plead guilty to a federal dogfighting charge Monday.

Once Monte, her 6-year-old Weimaraner, and Roxie, her Great Dane puppy, were done worrying them, nearly two dozen $1-$10 cards were crumpled, crimped, chewed, torn and generally in a sorry state. Some even had corners missing.

As of Thursday evening, the highest bid on the lot of 22 cards had risen to $455 and more than 2,000 people had viewed the posting. Seventy-seven people already have bid on the auction, which ends Sunday.

The next-most expensive Vick cards -- well-preserved specimens from his rookie year -- were going for less than half the price of the gnawed ones.

"If I would have had some of his super-duper ones, they would have been right in the mix too," Steffen said Thursday.
In other Vick news, Starbury called to let us know he didn't like the way he was portrayed the other day.

Nuance, baby.
Meanwhile, Knick star Stephon Marbury - feeling the heat for supporting Vick - backpedaled yesterday.

Marbury characterized dogfighting as a "sport" during an interview with an Albany television station.

But yesterday he told The Post, "I never said dogfighting was a sport. I said, 'From what I hear, dogfighting was a sport.' "
From what I hear, Marbury's IQ is 68. But that's just what I heard.

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