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Auction for Baby Mason gets rolling on March 5

get-attachment.jpgOn March 5, we’ll likely set a single-day traffic record.  (Assuming the hamsters don’t strike.  Again.)

So we decided that March 5 will be the best day to launch the benefit auction for Mason Bowen, our 17-month-old cousin who underwent a liver transplant in December.

We’re finalizing arrangements to run the auction through the same group Peter King used last year when he raised money for his SI colleague Paul Zimmerman, and we’ve already accumulated a small treasure trove of memorabilia from many of our friends in the NFL.

The stash includes, in no particular order, a Super Bowl XLIII ball signed by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, a Bengals helmet signed by Boomer Esiason, a signed Darrelle Revis cleat, a signed DeMarcus Ware jersey, a signed Larry Fitzgerald jersey, a signed Terrell Davis jersey, practice balls signed by Champ Bailey and Brandon Stokley, a Dolphins helmet signed by Jake Long, a Rams helmet signed by Steven Jackson, a signed Antwan Randle El jersey, a signed, framed photo of Adrian Peterson lunging for a touchdown against the Packers (Florio Jr. wants that one as bad as J. Peterman wanted the JFK golf clubs), signed photos of Patrick Willis, Heath Miller, and Drew Brees, a Chiefs ball signed by coach Todd Haley, and the ultimate Eagles fan prize pack — four tickets and pregame sideline passes to the 2010 game of the winning bidder’s choice and a signed Asante Samuel jersey.

For anyone else who would like to contribute an item to the auction, let me know.

Also, many of you have expressed an interest in making a contribution.  We’re finalizing the details in that regard. 

So thanks for your interest in Mason and your support of this cause.  And get ready to start making bids on March 5.

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18 Responses to “Auction for Baby Mason gets rolling on March 5”
  1. Burritto says: Feb 23, 2010 4:46 PM

    Sounds like some good people stepped up and helped out. Awesome.
    Get ready for the donations from PFTers to roll in…

  2. THE strobman says: Feb 23, 2010 4:53 PM

    wow, that’s quite a collection you obtained. are we to believe these are some closet PFT followers?

  3. -RoNiN- says: Feb 23, 2010 4:56 PM

    I’m glad to see that people have pulled together to make this happen.. Congrats Mike, I hope this helps with some of the financials surrounding your cousin Baby Mason!

  4. Gregjennings85 says: Feb 23, 2010 5:06 PM

    Sounds awesome, Florio. What a cool thing to do. I hope your cousin gets well very soon.

  5. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 23, 2010 5:09 PM

    “four tickets and pregame sideline passes to the 2010 game of the winning bidder’s choice and a signed Asante Samuel jersey.”
    Is that what you got for carrying the 0-3gles’ water for a year?

  6. HereThere says: Feb 23, 2010 5:16 PM

    We can’t afford much, but will donate what we can.

  7. danielcp0303 says: Feb 23, 2010 5:37 PM

    That headline made me think someone was holding an auction for a kid

  8. toe-to-toe bird law says: Feb 23, 2010 5:58 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    February 23, 2010 5:09 PM
    “four tickets and pregame sideline passes to the 2010 game of the winning bidder’s choice and a signed Asante Samuel jersey.”
    Is that what you got for carrying the 0-3gles’ water for a year?
    ———————————————–
    In true asshole style, this guy has to post something negative in an article about a charitable auction for a toddler who has a serious medical condition. Later tonight, he has to spray paint a swastika on a nun’s back and throw a puppy off a bridge. It’s a shame that some degenerates just can’t leave the aggression at the door.
    On a lighter note, good luck with the auction, Florio.

  9. internettoughguy says: Feb 23, 2010 5:59 PM

    “Also, many of you have expressed an interest in making a contribution. We’re finalizing the details in that regard.”
    Will be on the lookout for that info.
    Good Luck!!

  10. RumorMongering says: Feb 23, 2010 6:22 PM

    Looking forward to it, great idea for the kid…..

  11. Norseman says: Feb 23, 2010 6:44 PM

    Aww, what a precious looking L’il Dude. Hope everything turns out well.

  12. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 23, 2010 7:10 PM

    Guess I struck a nerve.

  13. ispysomething7 says: Feb 23, 2010 9:26 PM

    Florio, are you allowing Mrs. Florio, or I mean Rosenthal, to bid 4G’s for the Peterson photo? Can we get a photo of Peterson fumbling? Packer fans would pay top $$$$$$$$!

  14. BigMikey says: Feb 23, 2010 9:32 PM

    Looking forward to more info and to joining the PFT free subscribers in supporting this young man and his family. It’ll probably be the best thing any of us do that day.

  15. keithcash says: Feb 23, 2010 11:16 PM

    A Chiefs ball signed by Todd Haley? HAHAHA!
    $ 0.08

  16. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 24, 2010 6:27 AM

    Vox: You’re a loser of epic proportions.

  17. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 24, 2010 10:56 AM

    Get a whizzinator signed by Onterrio Smith and I’ll bid.

  18. MasterShake says: Feb 26, 2010 1:37 AM

    Cute picture, he drools like Flo looking at a new hairpiece or Greggggggg looking for this first razor.
    I expect more donations people. We all know that plenty of players, coaches, etc.. follow this site because Mr. Florio told us so. Step up peeps! I would be tempted to throw some scratch at say……………..the award given in Alan Page’s name signed by Alan Page himself. The players need to sign something and let us scrubs bid on the crap. Come on now. Pay da man!

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