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Patton Oswalt Donates Black Card -- Ice Cream for Life!

12/8/2010 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the holy grail for ice cream lovers -- but comedian Patton Oswalt has decided to get rid of it anyway ... auctioning off his Carvel Black Card for charity ... a piece of plastic worth 75 years of free ice cream.

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According to the eBay listing, the item already scooped up more than a dozen bids ... with the top bid closing in on $1,000.

There are only 75 of the cards in existence -- handed out to various celebs in commemoration of Carvel's 75th birthday -- and each cardholder is entitled to scarf down up to $25 in ice cream per week ... for the rest of their lives.

We're told Oswalt got Carvel's approval to transfer ownership of the card to the top bidder -- donating all proceeds to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

Sounds like a good investment -- because based on the top bid, the new cardholder could break even in less than a year.

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