The National Card Show: Strasburg Sells For A Great Cause

I have said that spending money on Strasburg right now is like throwing it down the drain. However, for this one particular instance, I fully support the person that paid an astronomical amount for the Topps National Card Show giveaway. The reason is pretty simple, as the person who was auctioning off the Heritage Strasburg number 1/999 is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Because I have had Diabetes since I was 11, I absolutely love to see people in our hobby support this cause, or any cause for that matter.

Even when you take out the cost of the VIP package to the show, this card sold for an incredible amount of money, and shows that Strasburg still has it going for him in the hobby despite falling victim to his first DL stint. I expect that this card may end up being the most valuable common National Show show giveaway ever, and its great to see that the organizers of the show had such a great idea to raise money for a wonderful cause.

Here on SCU, over the last two years, I have raised over $1200 for the JDRF, but I have never had the kind of success that this auction has had in one fell swoop. I cant tell you how great it makes me feel to see that there are others who carry the banner to cure Diabetes.

If the person who bought this card reads this, shoot me an email at the contact button above. I would love to pick your brain about the sale. Same thing goes for the seller. Congrats on an amazing end to the auction!

One More Push For Diabetes!

Guys, thanks to the wonderful readers of this site and a few VERY generous people, SCU is extremely close to my goal of 500 dollars donated for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s walk for a cure. If you havent donated but want to, there is still time. All you have to do is click on the link below and you will have the opportunity to contribute by credit card or even possibly paypal.

Again, please remember that every dollar counts, and you will have my gratitude as well as the millions of people with Diabetes out there.
If you have any questions, dont hesitate to send me an email.
Here is the link for my walker page, and here is the donation form.

Update On Money Raised For Diabetes

First off, I want to thank Russ and the people who have already contributed to the Juvenile Diabetes Walk on my team’s behalf. So far we have raised $50 dollars for diabetes research, and we are well on our way to our goal of $500. I am hoping to raise enough to cover a few people on my team’s donation, but it is a victory even if we only raise 100. We will be walking in november, so ill periodically post to give you guys updates.

If you or someone you know has diabetes, it would be a great service if you could donate even a dollar or two to the cause. The site has a place where you can pay online, via your credit card, so you wont have to worry about sending a check or wondering where your money goes. This walk has happened in every state, every year since before I was diagnosed 16 years ago, and is the primary source for the organization’s efforts. Its actually one of the biggest diabetes fundraiser in the world, but every cent helps the cause, regardless.
Here is the link for my walker page, and here is the donation form.

SCU Needs Your Help For Diabetes Research

This November, ill be participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Dodger Stadium. Last year, with the help of the awesome and generous readers of SCU, I was able to raise over $250 dollars for the cause. This year, I am hoping that it will be possible for us to double that contribution, as the site has grown considerably since the last time I walked.

I have had diabetes since 1993, and have worked with the JDRF to raise as much money as possible with my fundraising and volunteering. I have had a lot of success, mainly because there are so many people out there who have diabetes or are touched by the disease. Sadly, there are millions of people out there who have struggled with maintaining a healthy life with Diabetes, and this is your chance to give to a great cause with the mission of helping them.

Below, there is a link to my walker page at the JDRF website where you can donate money via credit card directly to the people at the walk. Before you ask, please be advised that you are not sending any money directly to me, it all goes straight to the event. Every single dollar counts, and I encourage you to take whatever you can and donate. I know its a tough time for everyone, though hopefully you can take the cost you would normally spend on a single pack and put it toward the walk. That is all it takes. Your help is greatly appreciated and I personally thank you for spending your hard earned money.


Feel free to email me at if you have any questions.