Thousands of Baseball Cards Donated to Children's Hospital
Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
COLUMBUS — Keith McGee’s childhood hobby has grown into a huge asset. He has at least one million sports cards, and it’s a collection he has no interest in selling. He’s donating thousands of them to patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Under medical care himself, staying at a hospital is nothing new to 50-year-old McGee. He currently resides at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center on Olentangy River Road. After a car accident 13 years ago, he became a paraplegic.
After losing his childhood collection, he started again when he was 30. They began piling up: baseball, football, basketball and even hockey. His oldest card is at least 20-years-old and still in plastic.
McGee wants to donate packets of his cards to at least 1,000 kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The rest will be shipped to needy kids around the world.
Children’s will officially receive the cards next week. To help McGee mail the rest of his collection to underprivileged children around the world, checks can be made to “Keith McGee” and sent to Whetstone Gardens and Care Center at 3710 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, call (614) 457-1100.
Reporter: Jen French
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna