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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:36 AM

MAN SELLS GIANT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION FOR DAUGHTER

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In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin shows off autographed photos of Ann B. Davis, left, and Betty Davis, at his Oakland Park, Fla. office. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Three decades ago, Ken Kallin began amassing the 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it - at an auction to benefit his ailing daughter.

Kallin's daughter suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her treatments are expensive and can involve powerful chemotherapy drugs often used to treat cancer patients.

A memorabilia expert who's not involved in the sale described Kallin's collection as "once-in-a-lifetime" and expects the auction to attract big spenders.

"It's for a higher purpose," said the 67-year-old Kallin.

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Reply MAN SELLS GIANT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION FOR DAUGHTER (Original post)
xchrom Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #2
Lasher Oct 2012 #3
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #6
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #12
Lasher Oct 2012 #13
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #4
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #5
Brickbat Oct 2012 #7
Ed Suspicious Oct 2012 #9
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #10
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #8
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #11

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:43 AM

1. ............

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:09 AM

2. K & R

Touching human interest story.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:10 AM

3. This would be unnecessary if we had single payer.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:45 AM

6. Ding!

stories like this are discouraging. I'm happy that this guy had a way to raise money, but what about the poor sap who doesn't have any collectibles.

Health Care is a right, dammit

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Response to Lasher (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:49 PM

12. Take a look at the comments on the article listed at Yahoo:

http://news.yahoo.com/man-sells-giant-autograph-collection-daughter-092030673.html

Telling that maybe one or two, at best, even bother to ask this. The rest are nothing but sentimental, syrupy statements completely ignorant of the glaring problem in all this.

One even says "He has the money to pay for it, our country doesn't". And without even a HINT of irony. Just fucking wow. Single Payer would cost LESSS, LESSS that what we're doing now . .. LESS!!!! IDIOTS.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:19 PM

13. Starting to look a little better.

I see a Canadian weighed in.

The internet can be a cesspool. Yahoo has more than it's share of wingnuts.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:16 AM

4. She has insurance ...

... and this disorder is still more than she and husband can afford.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:37 AM

5. Boy, that's some healthcare program we got in the United States

 

Just call it Antiques Roadshow meets Medicare.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:05 AM

7. What's that? You say *you* have a rare bone disorder as well?

Well, let's see...did *your* father start amassing valuable ephemera and autographs many years ago? No? Oh. Well, maybe you live in an area that can hold a spaghetti dinner at the Legion, and if you're really lucky someone will put together a silent auction.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:21 AM

9. A jar on the gas station counter with your picture on it will do the trick...

That or the generosity of the church.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:22 AM

10. I hear you can raise a couple of hundred dollars a week

 

via those penny jars people put on the counters at convenience stores. Surely that will cover the cost of cancer surgery and chemo, right?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:19 AM

8. Ahhhhh . . . makes me SO glad to be a 'MURKIN!

Before long, every industrialized nation on EARTH will be clamoring, practically TRIPPING over themselves to adopt this wonderful and benevolent system! I don't know why it hasn't happened already.

. . . . . . any day now . . . .

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

11. All you bought and paid for MF'rs in D.C. Pay attention! Do you know how bad that makes America

look? Do you know how mad that makes a lot of us feel that we live in such a corrupt society that innocent people die everyday because of what you have done in the name of the American people? And you right wing nuts, what if this is later you or yours? Did you steal and hoard enough to cover this if it happens to you? Tell me with a straight face that this is, "The best health care system in the world!" Kiss my ass!
K&R

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